The Diabetes Heart Health Connection

The Diabetes Heart Health Connection


DR. RODGERS: Diabetes is a powerful risk factor
for heart disease in women — but many women don’t know that. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, a director
at NIH. Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer,
actress, producer and co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance explains the diabetes-heart
health connection: MS. STREISAND: Heart disease is the number 1 cause
of death for women in the United States. Women with diabetes are even more at risk
than women without the disease. They are twice as likely to suffer a second
heart attack and four times more likely to have heart failure. We must empower women — our mothers, sisters,
daughters, wives and friends… and ourselves — we must take action. If you are a woman with diabetes, taking steps
to manage your illness can lower your chances of having heart disease or stroke — and
save your life. DR. RODGERS: Follow us on Twitter @NIDDKGov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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