Having diabetes can accelerate the progression of heart disease. The reasons people with diabetes are at greater risk of heart attack, is because consistently high blood sugars can result in serious damage to the coronary arteries. Other factors include, high blood pressure in diabetics, blood vessels narrowing or clogging due to high glucose, trouble with nerves around the heart, and high triglyceride levels.
There is an epidemic of pre-diabetes and diabetes in the United States. Fifty years ago, diabetes was a relatively uncommon disease. Today, the latest estimates are that 50% of Americans are now diabetic or pre-diabetic. There are some obvious reasons to explain why this epidemic has developed: excess weight, inactivity, the proliferation…