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Heart Disease & Diabetes

Understand the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or a stroke as people without diabetes. Use these tip sheets to help understand the link, risk factors, and the preventative measures patients can take to lessen their risk.





What is the Link?

What is the Link?

Covers the key risk factors for heart disease and the connection between heart disease and diabetes.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

Targets of Care

Targets of Care

Gives the current recommended ranges for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI and physical activity. Also provides some strategies for reducing risk.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

Prevention

Prevention

Using the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors as its framework, this tip sheet offers suggestions for preventing the development of heart disease. 

Also available in Spanish/Español.

Top 5 Questions

Top 5 Questions for your Diabetes Team

Gives you the five questions you should cover with your care team, including: areas of risk, treatment options, safety issues, herbal products and steps to take to avoid developing heart disease.

Also available in Spanish/Español.


From WebMD Education:

How Is Diabetes Related to Heart Disease?

Learn more about the link between diabetes and heart disease with this interactive educational program developed by ADCES and Medscape. Learn how diabetes is linked to heart disease, why it's important to care about heart disease, who is at risk and healthy habits to help lower your risk for heart disease if you have diabetes. 

How can I make my heart healthier and manage my blood sugar at the same time?

Learn more about the link between diabetes and heart disease with this interactive educational program developed by ADCES and Medscape. Find out how lowering blood sugar can make your heart healthier, which medicines address these conditions, tips for a healthier lifestyle and a list of questions to take with you on your next healthcare visit. 


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