Chest pain, heart attack, angioplasty and stint. Is this what diabetes about?
Sudden onset of severe chest discomfort is uncommon in diabetic patients. Most often, some shortness of breath, abdominal discomfort. Often heart attack is a “Silent Killer” in diabetics.
Look at all the major hospitals and over 50% of all the patients getting heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure are diabetic patients. All of them have been poorly managed, whether it is a patient mistake or that of the doctor. It really does not matter. All of these are preventable provided the right treatment and advise was given and the patient regularly managed. Diabetes is a close interaction of the doctor and the patient. It has to be a team effort.
More and more patients will end up in hospital if the diabetes which is a disease of blood vessels is managed properly. We need centers of excellence which specialize in the care of the diabetic patients. Let us help you at the Diabetes & Hypertension Center. For more info www.diabeteshypertension.com.
Dr Narendra Gupta, Best diabetes doctor in Gurgaon, Delhi, India