Diabetes can have a profound impact on the cardiovascular system. High glucose levels and insulin resistance associated with diabetes can lead to the development of various heart-related complications such as heart disease, heart failure and stroke.
The latest online course from the IDF School of Diabetes Understanding Diabetes platform, Type 2 diabetes and the heart, is now available. Designed for people with diabetes and their carers, this 30-minute course covers the impact of diabetes on heart health and diabetes management strategies for optimal heart protection. Learning points also address how to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as heart disease and stroke. Upon completion of four interactive modules, learners will have a greater understanding of the key health indicators to monitor for effective management of diabetes and heart health.