People with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease, including high cholesterol levels. That’s why it’s important to understand your risks and take action to optimize your overall health. Read on to learn more about lowering your cholesterol levels.
Living with diabetes and heart disease: a message of hope
For people living with type 2 diabetes, the routines are pretty well-known – eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and take medication as prescribed. But what many people might not know is that, despite their best efforts, complications of diabetes may occur. One of the primary complications of diabetes is heart disease, which can actually be present when diabetes is diagnosed or happen any time thereafter.
What is the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease?
You may have heard that there is a connection between diabetes and cardiovascular (heart) disease. This expert blog describes the various types of heart disease, why there is a connection with diabetes and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.