People with diabetes are two times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Learn how making changes to your lifestyle and knowing your family's history of cardiac disease can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke at Covenant Health System's November diabetes support group meeting.
"Cardiac Disease and the Family" will be the topic of discussion at this month's meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Knipling Education Conference Center.
This month's speaker, Wes Everett, a Covenant patient and member of the Covenant Heart Development Board, will share how heart disease has affected his family and how being aware of his family's health history has helped him to make necessary changes to ensure a long and healthy life. He will discuss the steps he has taken to improve his heart health and fight against his family's history of heart disease. The conversation will specifically revolve around cardiac implications for people with diabetes.
Following the presentation, the group is encouraged to take part in a roundtable discussion regarding any diabetes-related topic. This event is free and open to the community. Covenant urges community members to come learn and understand more about diabetes.
The Knipling Education Conference Center is located on the sixth floor of the west parking garage at the corner of 21st Street and Louisville Avenue.
For more information, please call 806.725.0633.