Am I too young to be concerned about heart problems?
With long-term diabetes it is said that you are at higher risk for heart problems. I think the statistics are somewhere around 6 to 10 times higher risk than a non-diabetic person. Add in my excellent (NOT!) dietary habits and the fact that I’m still a good 40 pounds overweight and I bet it’s even higher.
I’ve never smoked and I don’t drink, so I’ve got that going for me. I try to get regular exercise, but it seems to go in spurts in regards to consistency. I’ll do good for a couple of months, then something comes up and I fall out of my routine for a while.
I’ve heard that often times people with diabetes that do experience a heart attack say the symptoms were very mild and hard to notice. That scares me.
I asked one of the RN’s that I work with if I’m too young to worry about all this, and she thought that I was. However she did offer a suggestion that made me feel better. She suggested that I ask my endo if I am a good candidate for a cardiology workup.
I think that sounds like an excellent idea, and I happen to have an appointment with him in about a month.
Thanks for listening!