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Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks You Shouldn’t Ignore

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If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of serious problems such as heart disease, heart failure or stroke — at least twice the risk of someone without diabetes. Moreover, you are also more likely to develop these problems at a younger than average age, and have more serious heart attacks.

In addition to diabetes itself, people with diabetes are more likely to have other health problems that raise the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure, or unhealthy cholesterol levels.

To learn what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, read Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas’ blog posting on Everyday Health — Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks You Shouldn’t Ignore.

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