Cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Cholesterol and Statins

Good reasons to start a statin if I have Diabetes

Two specialist dietitians, a specialist nurse and a diabetes consultant have recorded a presentation called “Good reasons to start a statin if I have Diabetes – How do I reduce my risk of having a stroke or heart attack?” They cover various subjects, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cholesterol and statins, and provide dietary advice.

Statin use (although important) is only 1 aspect of reducing cardiovascular risk

If you would like to read a copy of their presentation, click here

For a copy of our statin information leaflet please, click here

Other links you may find useful

My Weight Matters. See here

Therapy for You – is there weight gain a result of psychological stress? See here 

NHS 12-week weight loss website. See here

British Heart Foundation. See here

NHS: How to eat less saturated fat. See here

Giving up smoking. See here and here

Increasing activity levels. See here

Blood pressure management. See here and here

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