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

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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.

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