One of the things we want to do on this blog, aside from providing clinical information and research findings, is tell stories…the stories of people like you who face this disease everyday. After all, that’s what blogs do best – humanize the web. Put a personal face on it, so to speak.
One such story is that of Indiana Congresswoman Julia Carson. Though her story centers more around her bout with cardiovasular disease, she admits that one of the risk factors contributing to her heart trouble is diabetes.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in America. Mortality rates among African Americans continue to exceed those of the general population; life expectancy is about six years less for blacks.
One reason blacks in every age group are more likely than whites to have a heart attack and die from it is because they tend to have several risk factors, among those being diabetes.
If you suffer from heart disease, I’d like to hear your story. Please feel free to email me or leave a comment.