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Diabetics are at greater risk of lethal clots

I picked up some reading over the weekend and came across an article about a cardiologist in Newcastle upon Tyne and his work on heart disease and diabetes. It appears that the prevalence of diabetes has increased somewhat by as much as 42% in the developed world. In fact 33% of humans born after the year 2000 will eventually be diabetic. And that Diabetes also triples the risk of heart disease. As Dr Azfar Zaman states that for some reason, the blood of people with diabetes seems to clot more easily. And what is termed as them having something called vulnerable blood. For more information on this, please click on the following links: In fact he says that not only does the blood in these patients clot too easily but it is a tough sort of clot that doesn’t clear. This makes it more lethal and puts the patient at increased risk of stroke or heart attack, and sadly even less likely to recover if they suffer a stroke or heart attack. Apparently there have been a number of studies whereby patients who have diabetes have had their blood sugar levels controlled most strictly and this hasn’t work. As when someone did suffer a heart attack there was an increase in mortality rate. This meant that when an attack happened, it was likely to be fatal. Additionally, careful blood pressure control was studied, keeping the level down to 120mmHg with great diligence. But this also did not help reduce the risks and neither did controlling their cholesterol. However from all these studies, nothing worked quite as well as people simply losing weight by dietary calorie control as this helps ensure weight loss sufficiently enough to put the diabetes to a point that it was no longer so challenging and damaging. Therefore, an important answer was found don’t put on too much weight and if you do, then lose it.

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