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Heart Health and Diabetes


Heart Health and Diabetes

If you have diabetes and have had heart complications or heart surgery, join this group.

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2013

The Double Wammy

As if diabetes isn't enough to deal with, some of us have had the blessing or curse of bad heart health.
I was told that my heart condition was inherited and there is little to nothing I can do to improve it except exercise and eat right.
Well I try to do that but, I am told that I can expect to be back in the hospital within 8 years (if I am good and eat right and exercise) to have my bi-pass part II to come.

Diabetes Forum

Ejection Fraction

Started by Chuck Lin. Last reply by Chele Feb 13, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Will on June 3, 2013 at 4:04am

Been Type 1 for 41 years had my Heart attack Oct 2011 3 stents inserted, 1 stent blocked while on vacation in Barbados new stent inserted March 2012, on pump since January 2012, taking it day by day

Comment by Linda G on June 2, 2013 at 4:15pm

If any of you are currently taking Angiotensin Receptor Blockers for the treatment of High Blood Pressure (Diovan is one such med)'s a like you might want to check.

Comment by trenia on August 20, 2012 at 4:44am

Hi just to tell you I had an ablation and cardioversion after, one week ago. Unfortunately, after 2 days the heart returned to beat too fast and now I am on (amiodaroni hydrochloricum) to slow heart rate for one month, this medicine is very destructive for a longer period, damage eyes.I will have again cardioversion in the end of september.
When I started to be ill, it started alltogether, bad heart diabetes high blood pression, all must be connected, I guess.

Comment by trenia on August 1, 2012 at 12:40pm

My heart rate is too fast,I am having ablation in a week.The first part was a failure. we'll see..

Comment by Chele on January 28, 2011 at 9:16pm
Oh, Make that one grandchild of 5 years old and 4 great grandchildren from 6 month to 6 years old. That is my excerise.
Comment by Chele on January 28, 2011 at 9:13pm
Recently I just awoke to the fact, that of my sister, mother and father, I am the only one still alive. There is a long history of Heart Conditions in my family, all the way back to my maternal grandfather. Both my mother and sister were Diabetics also.
7 years ago I had a stent placed in the RCA and several blockages were found in the LCA that were under 75% at the time. Now my B/P is back to normal range and my heart rate is not is Tachy as it once was. I am a retired RN and not as active as I once was, so my activity has really slowed. However, I still can keep up with 4 great grandchildren, sorry make that 5. I thank the Man up stairs every morning for allowing me a new day with my family.. and husband.
Comment by David Wheeler on December 25, 2010 at 12:11pm
Today I recognized a deeper significance to our celebration of Christmas.  For me it is a celebration of love.  This year, more poignantly than ever, I have an overwhelming sense of joy with my family. The heart bypass evidently opened the flow of love as well as blood.  And, although there is still some blockage, I have time to get healthier.
Comment by Chaplain ET on December 15, 2010 at 9:02pm

Good one to join!  I had rheumatic fever at age 10.  A silent heart attack in 1989, with a resultant stent implant, and now have Coronary Artery Disease, and Congestive Heart Disease.  I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 1986, and two weeks ago I was placed on Lantus insulin.  So, does that qualify me?  I've got a few other things too, and my doctor told me that I have TWO big medical files on me!  Lucky to be alive!

Comment by paul thennes on January 8, 2010 at 10:58pm
I was dx with heart disease 13 yrs ago I have 4 stents I was dx with type 2 10 months ago. One of my doctors wonders if maybe I was diabetic all along and no one noticed
Comment by Anna Kingsbury on July 25, 2009 at 9:34am
Not too much action on this group, but had a CABG x 4 in February of this year...Actually, my diabetes seems to be the only thing I can control! Long recovery.

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