Resources for People Living with Diabetes

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.


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