Bits and clues to connect when treating. :)
The short and sweet of it is:
In Type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the hormone insulin, leading to abnormally high blood sugar levels that can cause eye, kidney and nerve disease. But heart disease is what kills most patients. A quarter to a third of heart attack patients have diabetes, even though diabetics constitute just 9 percent of the population. And 25 percent of heart attack patients are on the verge of diabetes, with abnormally high blood sugar levels. -NYT
What this means, girls and boys, is that roughly half of your heart attack patients may have diabetes or something close to it.
Now, why you should look at your patients' medicines:
Diabetes Heart Treatments May Cause Harm-NYT
Because all those medications that are supposed to be keeping their blood pressure down? Those may actually be increasing their cardiac risk factors due to severe side effects.
Now, what I really want to know is how Nitro would factor into this. Or does it only apply to long-term daily medications?