We take a good care of our family, we also take a good care of our home but we probably do not take a good care of our own heart. If we talk about diabetes, it adds trouble to our heart; people with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In fact, these attack diabetic people more than twice as often as people without diabetes do. More information here.
Diabetes is a pre-existing condition and if you are traveling, you should get a special pre-existing coverage for Visitor Health Insurance. Here you can learn more about Visitors Health Insurance Plans offered by India Network Services.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are responsible for death in almost 65 % of people suffering from diabetes. Diabetes is an independent risk factor for several forms of CVD and diabetic patients with clinical CVD have a poor prognosis for survival than CVD patients without diabetes do. All these made the Scientific Advisory and Coordinating Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA) to declare diabetes mellitus as a major risk factor for CVDs.
Some studies have suggested that in middle-aged person with type 2 diabetes, the risk of having a heart attack is as severe as in person without diabetes who already had one heart attack. In women before menopause, the risk of heart disease is lesser as compared to men of same age group do. However, as a whole, diabetic women of all ages have an increased risk of heart disease compared to non-diabetic women. It is postulated that diabetes diminishes the protective effects of being a woman in her childbearing years.
Over a course of time, the high blood sugar levels lead to an increased deposition of fatty materials on inner walls of blood vessels. These fatty deposits affect the blood flow and increase the chances of clogging and hardening of blood vessels (atherosclerosis).
However, if a diabetic patient manages risk factors well, development of heart and blood vessel diseases may be avoided. Your doctor will also do regular testing to monitor whether you have developed any of these risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases. Choosing your food wisely, quitting on smoking and taking medication in prescribed manner will help you to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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There is something else to remember, if you have any pre-existing condition and don’t have a Visitor Health Insurance with pre-existing coverage, insurance companies won’t pay your medical bills. Learn more about visitor pre-existing coverage here before your trip.
About India Network Health Insurance
India Network Services is a US-based company that administers visitor health insurance to tourists, students, temporary workers and their families. Visitor medical insurance plans are offered for all age groups with both fixed coverage, comprehensive coverage and with or without pre-existing condition coverage’s.