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How Your Diabetes Affects Your Cholesterol Levels

By Ketul Chauhan, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Zephyrhills Cholesterol is a natural part of our bodies. It’s a waxy substance that our bodies produce for specific purposes, and it’s also found in many animal-based foods. Despite the predominant opinion, cholesterol is not inherently bad. There is more than one kind of cholesterol, and […]

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How Your Diabetes Increases Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

By Chetan Khamare, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Carrollwood We’re focused on National Diabetes Month in November. Today, we’re exploring the little known connection between diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Diabetes affects almost 30 million people in the U.S., with some 8 million more who are still undiagnosed. Peripheral artery disease is less […]

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How Your Diabetes Affects Your Heart Health

By Sunil Gupta, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Wesley Chapel During National Diabetes Month, we want to raise awareness of a critical problem with diabetes that many people often forget: Diabetes can significantly affect your heart health. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from a heart […]