Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

What role does diabetes management play in a person’s ability to manage their heart disease?

Many of the same steps you would take to manage your diabetes can help in managing your heart disease.

People with type 2 diabetes often have other risk factors that also contribute to their risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Working to control these risk factors can have positive benefits for diabetes and heart disease management.

These risk factors include:

  • High cholesterol, including LDL, HDL and triglycerides
  • High blood sugar
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

People with diabetes and one or more of these risk factors are likely to also end up with heart disease, according to the AHA.

For more information about managing heard disease and diabetes, talk with your physician.

Learn more:

Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment with a primary care provider, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.

Michael Chunn, MD

Michael Chunn, MD

View Profile
Timothy R. O'Donnell, DO

Timothy R. O'Donnell, DO

Miami Valley Primary Care

View Profile