Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Diabetes and Heart Disease

DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE >>
take care of your heart
HELP YOUR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES
TAKE CARE OF THEIR HEART
February is American Heart Month—a time for celebrating love and friendship. February also is a great time to talk to your patients with diabetes about taking care of their heart.
People who have diabetes have a greater chance of having a heart attack or a stroke. So make sure that your patients are aware that diabetes can cause heart problems and encourage them to take preventive action. Let your patients know they can download the tip sheet "Taking Care of Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart" to get more information on what they can do to take care of their heart. Below are links to additional information and resources for specific
patient concerns.
Healthy Eating and Cooking
Being Physically Active
Smoking and Diabetes
Diabetes and You: All Medicines Matter
Coping with Emotional Issues
Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from CDC and NDEP. Select "diabetes education materials" from the subscription options.

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