Links to the heart
People who have diabetes are also more susceptible to heart attacks. These heart attacks may frequently go unnoticed in diabetics.
Heart disease may occur at an earlier age in diabetics than among others. The rate of heart attack is the same for both men and women with diabetes. Do not ignore signs of a heart attack!
Prompt action can save many lives! During a heart attack the artery gets blocked, which prevents blood from reaching the heart muscle. The more time passes without treatment, the greater the damage to the heart. Timely treatment dissolves the blockage and opens the arteries so that the muscles are to rejuvenate.
Warning Signsof a Heart Attack!
A feeling of discomfort with pressure, pain, squeezing, and heaviness in the centre of the chest which lasts more than a few minutes or disappears and comes back again. (if it lasts beyond 30 minutes it is extremely suggestive of a heart attack).
Discomfort in other parts of the body besides the chest Discomfort (pain or heaviness) may be present in the arms, back, neck, and jaw. Chest discomfort may spread to the arms, shoulders, jaw or neck or, sometimes, may travel to the chest from these areas. Much less common is upper abdominal pain with feeling of fullness, acidity and indigestion. The situation may not change in response to antacids, it should not be ignored but should be checked for a possible heart attack.
Shortness of breath
Breathlessness may be present before the chest pain, along with the pain (or discomfort) or may follow the pain.
Alongside the above signs nausea, sweating, or light-headedness (giddiness) may also be present.