Prediabetes Linked to Heart Attack

Prediabetes Linked to Heart Attack

Prediabetes is not only a precursor of diabetes, but it is also a risk factor by itself for myocardial infarction (MI).   A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) is an extremely dangerous condition caused by a lack of blood flow to your heart. For this reason, clinicians need to focus on the fact that treating prediabetes is also addressing cardiac disease as well as diabetes.

Prediabetes was associated not only with a statistically significant 16% increase in coronary heart disease, but also a 13% increased risk of all-cause mortality relative to those with the presence of a normal concentration of glucose in the blood.  

This study reviewed 1,794,149 patient hospitalizations for a heart attack from the National Inpatient Sample database.  After adjustments for risk factors such as obesity, history of MI, dyslipidemia, hypertension and nicotine dependence- prediabetes remained an independent risk factor, with a 25% increased risk of myocardial infarction.

Although this study was of hospitalized patients, a focus needs to be placed in community health for the risk of heart attack posed from prediabetes.

Source: Clinical Endocrinology News: Vol 17, No. 7, July 2022

Ready to find out more?

As a Diabetes Educator and Nutritionist I help my patients cope with managing their diabetes - whether it's diet, nutrition, supplements, blood sugar, or pump therapy.

Please reach out and contact me if you need support, I truly understand. I live it every day. 

You might be interested in...

The Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian

Hi guys, this is Elizabeth Hanawalt. I have been asked…

Read More
Elizabeth discussing about types of diets
Types of Dieting – Intermittent Fasting

Video Transcription: Hi, this is Elizabeth Hanawalt. And I am…

Read More
Heavy women running - difficulty of weight management.
Difficulty of Weight Management

Ok, you’ve lost the weight, so how do you keep…

Read More

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.