“It may be that women have to gain much more weight than men before they become diabetic,” she said. “So they may already be at higher risk for coronary heart disease at diagnosis, although there is no proof that this is true.
“Screening for diabetes should be different in women than in men,” Dr. Peters continued. “Coronary heart disease is sometimes considered a man’s disease, but women are at risk as well.”
Read about this in the May 22, 2014 New York Times article found at www. nyti.ms/1bjGXZ