Uncontrolled Diabetes Can Substantially Increase the Risk of Heart Failure

Did you know that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to several health problems, including heart failure? In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of heart failure in the United States. That’s why it’s important to monitor your blood sugar levels closely and take steps to control your diabetes if necessary. By doing so, you can reduce your risk of heart failure and other complications associated with diabetes.

The association has been recently noted between older adults with diabetes and early stage-also known as preclinical heart failure, as it can substantially increase the risk of heart failure progression. But a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that controlling diabetes early in the heart failure process has the potential to help prevent the progression to late-stage heart failure.


For the study, the research team gathered its data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, ongoing research that looks at the medical outcomes of plaque buildup on artery walls. More than 4,700 participants had their clinical data examined. All participants had preclinical heart failure in either stage A or B. Stage A is the existence of at least one heart failure risk factor such as hypertension or obesity without structural heart disease. Stage B is the presence of structural heart disease without signs or symptoms of heart failure.

Researchers found that in patients with both A and B-stage heart failure, uncontrolled diabetes was associated with advancing heart failure. Participants with stage A were 1.5 times more likely to progress to overt heart failure, and those in stage B were 1.8 times more likely.

It was also noted that among participants in stage B, those with uncontrolled diabetes experienced heart failure at a younger age (80) compared to their counterparts with controlled diabetes (83) or no diabetes (82).

“Our results demonstrate the vulnerability of older adults with co-occurring diabetes and stage A or B heart failure,” said Justin Echouffo Tcheugui, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s first author. “We believe that such people may greatly benefit from preventive therapies, including lifestyle modification and medication. There are three to four times more individuals with preclinical heart failure than with overt heart failure; many lives can be prolonged by addressing diabetes in those early stages.”

Keeping Blood Sugar Under Control

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.