Maury Regional hosts seminar on the correlation between diabetes and heart disease


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Heart disease is among the leading causes of death for adults with type 2 diabetes. With more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, it is important to know how diabetes affects your vascular system and increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. 

On February 11, Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will be hosting a free seminar on diabetes and heart disease at 2 p.m. in the Maury Regional Annex located at 1223 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia. Dr. Joel Phares, a board-certified cardiologist on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center affiliated with Vanderbilt Heart-Columbia, will discuss the correlation between diabetes and heart disease and how to monitor and reduce your risk.

According to the American Heart Association, risk factors for developing heart disease—particularly paired with diabetes—include:

  • Poorly controlled blood sugars
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal cholesterol and/or high triglycerides
  • Obesity
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking

Join us for this free seminar and learn how to control your risk factors. To register for the seminar, click here. Those interested may also call 931.381.1111, x2445 or email

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