Top 5 Things to Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Patient Guide

Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are chronic metabolic conditions that are caused by a combination of genetic risk, environmental and lifestyle factors. Type 2 Diabetes is preventable! The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances of developing heart disease. Over time, high blood glucose can damage your blood vessels that control your heart. Lifestyle behaviors including cardiovascular-healthy diet, daily physical activity, and avoiding tobacco is the best way to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

View or Download the Complete Patient Guide

Last Updated:

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN...

About this Content

The Hormone Health Network is the public education affiliate of the Endocrine Society dedicated to helping both patients and doctors find information on the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions.

Ensuring the Quality of our Content

All Network materials, including the content on this site, are reviewed by experts in the field of endocrinology to ensure the most balanced, accurate, and relevant information available. The information on this site and Network publications do not replace the advice of a trained healthcare provider.

Advertisements and Site Content

Paid advertisements appear on the Hormone Health Network. Advertising participation does not influence editorial decisions or content.

Back to top