Public awareness of the importance of treating high blood pressure has actually gone down in the past decade, and so has the percentage of people with this condition who are treating it successfully, according to a nationally recognized expert in this area. The potential consequences of this lack of awareness and appropriate treatment: increased rates of cardiovascular disease and death. Louis University Health Sciences Center in Missouri, talked to a group of physicians about treating hypertension this week during the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians/American Society for Internal Medicine, in Philadelphia.
In most cases, depression precedes the development of diabetes. Researchers from Washington University and the University of Oregon presented these findings from multiple studies regarding depression and Type II diabetes.
Past research has shown that people with type 2 diabetes have at least twice the risk of developing coronary heart disease as those without diabetes. And once diabetics develop heart disease, their prognosis is worse than non-diabetics. Therefore, doing what it takes to avoid heart disease is important.