Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes?

Blood vessels and nerves that are connected to your heart can be damaged by high blood sugar caused by diabetes. This can eventually lead to CVD.

Patients with diabetes are also more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol which also raises their risk for CVD.

What are some things you can do to lower your risk of CVD if you have diabetes?

  • Talk to your cardiologist
  • Properly manage your diabetes
  • Get exercise
  • Follow a healthy diet

Heart health should be a priority for everyone, but there are some that need to take extra care. Diabetes can drastically increase a patient’s risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and other conditions related to the heart.

If you were diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, make an appointment with one of our cardiologists today.

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