Preventing heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes
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Preventing heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes

My name is Cher-Rin Chong, I’m a postdoctoral research fellow here at the University of Adelaide. My research interest is understanding how Type-2 diabetes affects the human heart. Type-2 diabetes affects 1.5 million Australians and their lifetime risk of developing heart disease is one in three. Ideally, I would like to find a way to […]

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Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Diabetes
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Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Diabetes

Diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which blood sugar is not processed correctly. Insulin is a hormone designed to control the levels of blood sugar in your body. Blood sugars can become too high if you do not produce enough insulin or insulin does not work properly. There are different types of diabetes: Type […]

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Fatty Meals May Impair Artery Function
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Fatty Meals May Impair Artery Function

“Fatty Meals May Impair Artery Function” The phenomenon of postprandial angina was described over 200 years ago: chest pain that occurs after a meal, even if you’re just sitting down and resting. The question is why? It could be intuitively attributed to redistribution of blood flow away from the heart to the gut during digestion, […]

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Heart Disease and Diabetes
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Heart Disease and Diabetes

On-screen: Heart Disease and Diabetes On-screen: Heart disease is the number one killer of people with diabetes. On-screen: Were you aware of that? JIM: I did not know that heart disease was the number one killer of people with diabetes; I knew there was a connection. MICHAEL: Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease. […]

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