Knowing Your Risk of Heart Disease Can Be the Beginning of Taking Life-Saving Action
Heart disease symptoms can be silent. The warning signs don’t always provide enough notice to let you know you need to make some changes. That’s where our Risk Assessment Tool can help you assess your personal risk of heart disease.
Hello! Thanks for taking time today to assess your heart health.
Before we get started, a few things that you should know:
I am not a doctor. I cannot give you medical advice, nor can I call 911 in an emergency. I am here to provide information to you, based on your responses to questions about your health.
Your privacy is important. No personal details that you share while using the Risk Assessment Tool will be stored after you complete this assessment. Any information you provide is only for use while you are using the Tool.
What's your name?
, dDo you, or does someone close to you, have type 2 diabetes?
Have you ever experienced any of the following?
Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure or chest discomfort
Shortness of breath
Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms
Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
Swelling of fluid build-up in legs and stomach
Have you or a family member experienced any of the following? A medical event, such as the following:
Transitory ischemic attack (TIA)
Do you have uncontrolled blood sugar levels?
, dDo you have high blood pressure?
Do you have high cholesterol?
Are you overweight?
Do you exercise regularly?
In the past, have you consistently smoked cigarettes or do you currently smoke?
Do you take any medication to manage your type 2 diabetes? This can include medications or treatments that are used to control your blood sugar.
Thank you ! You’ve finished the heart disease Risk Assessment.
The link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease is real.
Approximately 1 in 2 people with type 2 diabetes will die of heart related illness.
Heart disease can start 10-15 years earlier in people with diabetes.
So keep this in mind and make sure you ask your doctor how you can best take care of your heart.
Based on your answers, you are at-risk of heart disease.
Here is what you can do next...
Talk to your doctor. Let them know you think you may be at risk of heart disease because you have...
Type 2 diabetes PLUS signs of heart disease, or past heart related events.
PLUS these risk factors:
Finally, here is a list of questions that you may want to take with you to your next appointment.
Based on your answers, you are currently not at risk of heart disease.
This is great news. Ensure your risk remains low, by being "SWEET":
Watch your weight
Take time to take care of your overall health
Lastly...stay on top of things. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for diabetes and how you can further reduce your risk. Here's a list of questions that you may want to ask your doctor.