Heart attack death increased by more than 50 percent for diabetes patients.
|“The risk of death from heart attack could rise by more than 50 percent for people with diabetes, finds a new study by researchers,”|
|Type 1 diabetes, which accounts for around 5 percent of all diabetes cases, arises when the body is unable to produce insulin.|
|Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. It occurs when the body is unable to use the hormone insulin effectively, resulting in abnormal blood glucose levels.|
|It is well established that people with diabetes are at much greater risk for numerous other health problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.|
|For the new study, lead researcher , set out to investigate the long-term risk of death from heart attack, or myocardial infarction, among people with diabetes - a risk that has previously been unclear.|
|The findings were recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.|