Appointments

866.320.4573

Submit a Form

Questions

800.223.2273

Submit a Form

Expand Content

Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

 

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas either cannot produce or adequately utilize insulin, the hormone that breaks down digested sugars.

Diabetes may be:

  • Type 1: also known as insulin dependent or juvenile diabetes
  • Type 2: also known as adult onset diabetes

Another condition, called impaired glucose tolerance, causes the body to produce large amounts of insulin to maintain glucose balance.

Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance are risk factors for coronary artery disease and other diseases of the blood vessels.

Cleveland Clinic's Health Information Center has many handouts on Diabetes care and management.

The Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation works with patients who have diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or those who are at risk for developing cardiovascular disease to manage this cardiovascular risk factor. 

To make an appointment with Preventive Cardiology to evaluate your risk factors and to meet with a Preventive Cardiology endocrinologist, call 216.444.9353 or 800.223.2273 ext. 9353

Reviewed: 12/13

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

© Copyright 2014 Cleveland Clinic. All rights reserved.

HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Read the Latest from Our Experts About cctopics » Heart & Vascular Health
Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds
10/22/14 8:13 a.m.
A new study finds that running just a few minutes each day may significantly decrease your risk for heart disease. And you don’t have to run very far or very fast to improv...
by Heart & Vascular Team
How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (Video)
10/20/14 8:56 a.m.
Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at ...
Recipe: Spicy Beef Chili With Butternut Squash
10/17/14 8:00 a.m.
With a perfect flavor balance between the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the squash, this one-pot meal ...
TAVR Procedure Safe for Elderly with Aortic Stenosis
10/16/14 8:36 a.m.
High-risk patients with severe narrowing of the aorta are no longer out of options – even if they’re in their 9...
Whether You’re 30 or 40, Starting to Exercise Improves Heart Health
10/15/14 8:43 a.m.
Research is proving that it’s never too late to start moving to improve your heart health. A recent study found...