What role does diabetes management play in a person’s ability to manage their heart disease?

Many of the same steps you would take to manage your diabetes can help in managing your heart disease.

People with type 2 diabetes often have other risk factors that also contribute to their risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Working to control these risk factors can have positive benefits for diabetes and heart disease management.

These risk factors include:

  • High cholesterol, including LDL, HDL and triglycerides
  • High blood sugar
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

People with diabetes and one or more of these risk factors are likely to also end up with heart disease, according to the AHA.

For more information about managing heard disease and diabetes, talk with your physician.

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