Heart Disease Community
quadruple by-pass and type 1 diabetes
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

quadruple by-pass and type 1 diabetes

My sister who is in her late 40's and has type 1 diabetes since she was 11, had quadruple by-pass yesterday.
Will she have to face surgery again, will the build up occur in the by-pass veins, if so how long does it take for the disease to cause build up?Thank You.
Related Discussions
Avatar n tn
Hi Logan--How is your sister doing so far?

Bypass surgery is not for the faint-hearted (pun intended); it's big stuff and having watched both my parents go through it over the past 2 1/2 years, I know it can really scary for family members as well. Lots of unknowns and lots of nitty-gritty stuff....

Lots of factors go into how long bypass will last. It can be as little as a few months, but quite often, it's 10-20 years. The best things your sister can do are to change the things she can that led to the blockage in the first place and also go through a cardiac rehab program to strengthen her heart (and then follow through by making the the physical activity/exercise guidelines part of and a priority in her life.)

She has diabetes which is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, so it's best if she does everything she reasonably can to keep her blood sugar under control. High blood sugar is like the devil's syrup to arteries.  

A biggie is stress control, which people sometimes under-rate as a risk factor for heart problems but it's actually quite important (and speaking from personal experience, not so easy!)

Please let us know how your sister is doing.

Take care,
Yvette
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous HEY! Thanks for the Birthda... Comment
18 hrs ago
Avatar n tn
Blank
Sammie2525 commented on Cardiac Syndrome X &a...
19 hrs ago
587083 tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi commented on Please be aware of th...
20 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222