Prevent Heart Disease
Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease
Healthy eating and exercise can help you:
- Improve your cholesterol and blood pressure
- Lower your blood sugar or control diabetes
- Lose weight
Take our Club Red test to find out your risk for heart disease.
Diabetes & Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the U.S. and is the lead cause of diabetes-related disabilities and deaths.
Even if your diabetes is controlled, you’re still more at risk for:
Diabetes thickens the lining of your blood vessels, which makes it harder for blood to pass through. It also contributes to heart disease and poor circulation. These risk factors together are known as metabolic syndrome.
Treatment for Diabetes & Heart Disease
At UVA, we’ll work with you to manage your heart disease and diabetes with:
- An exercise plan that helps you manage your condition
- Healthy eating tips
- Techniques to help with stress and coping