Did you know that diabetes, if poorly managed, could hurt your heart?

During National Diabetes Month in November, RWJBarnabas Health is building awareness about important aspects of the condition, which can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. The key is to manage your blood sugar levels because high glucose levels can damage your blood vessels and your heart.

Specifically, if you have diabetes, experts recommend the following to protect your heart: monitor your glucose levels regularly, stay on top of your medications, and take your doctor’s advice.

If you do need help managing high blood pressure, are interested in other ways to keep your heart healthy, or need other heart, vascular, and thoracic care, RWJBarnabas Health offers comprehensive care, from preventative health on up to one of the nation's largest heart transplant programs. Their team includes top experts in imaging and interventional cardiology, which means patients are offered the most advanced tools for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

RWJBarnabas Health also offers:

  • The largest combined adult and pediatric cardiac surgery program in the state
  • New Jersey's only heart and lung transplant programs
  • Over 100 conveniently located cardiologists across 30 practices
  • Access to many of the most renowned clinical trials

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