By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know your risk for heart disease is higher than that of a non-diabetic. Researchers now suggest diabetes heart risks aren’t the same for everyone living with the disease, challenging the notion that all patients should be given the same types of therapy.
A new study shows testing for coronary artery calcium (CAC) that can be done non-invasively –can tell if diabetic heart disease risk is high or low.
The test measures the amount of calcium in the arteries that can lead to blockage with a CT scan. It isn’t a direct test like a cardiac catheterization and the cost is relatively low.
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