There are three common types of diabetes:
Type 1: The body produces insufficient insulin – a hormone that balances the blood sugar level.
Type 2: The body does not respond properly to insulin, resulting in a high blood sugar level.
Gestational Diabetes: Occurs during pregnancy
Poor control of diabetes can lead to serious complications such as a stroke, heart attack, or kidney failure.
Early detection of diabetes is imperative so do go for regular health checkups. Uncontrolled diabetes causes narrowing of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) which in turn can lead to high blood pressure. Discuss with your Doctor to keep your diabetes and hypertension in check through medication and lifestyle adjustments.
Consult Dr Ang to discuss an appropriate treatment plan for your heart condition.