Diabetes And A Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

If you have diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than someone who doesn’t have diabetes, and at a younger age. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have heart disease.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist with Tri-County Heart Institute talked with Hometown Health about diabetes and its effect on your cardiovascular system.

Also, Walk With A Doc has been on hold for a couple of months while the community adjusts to the COVID pandemic. Follow Tri County Heart Institute’s Facebook page for the most current information.  Once they resume, you can join Dr. Alvarez the second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.