Understanding Heart Disease Risk
If you have type 2 diabetes, understanding your risk for heart disease is one of the most important things you can do.That is because people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes. That means you may have a higher chance of having heart disease, stroke or even dying—precious time lost with those who mean the most.
But the good news is, the sooner you understand your risk, the sooner you can talk to your healthcare provider to learn more.
Scheduling an appointment with your healthcare provider is an important first step to addressing the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease.