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Diabetes and Heart Disease

Heart disease is a major complication and the leading cause of premature death among people with diabetes - at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. 
  • Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes.
  • Middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes have the same high risk for heart attack as people without diabetes who already have had a heart attack.
  • Smoking doubles the risk for heart disease in people with diabetes

It is very important that you control the risk factors associated with heart disease if you have diabetes.  In addition you should ask your doctor about aspirin therapy for heart disease prevention.  


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