Metabolic Syndrome Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups. Type 2 Diabetes A person with type 2 diabetes either can't make enough insulin or can't properly use it. Take Action to Beat Heart Disease Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems. Risks of Physical Inactivity Lack of physical activity has clearly been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which a person experiences brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux is the return of acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up into the esophagus.