Living with type 2 diabetes puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
Knowing what steps to take may reduce your risk.
Top Four Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- What changes can I make to take care of my heart?
- What can I do before my next appointment?
- How will I know if the changes I’ve made are making a difference?
- What resources can help me learn more?
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Your risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease is increased when you have diabetes. Learn about these complications and how you can prevent or delay their onset.
July 16th, 2p EST
Simple facts everyone should know.
People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease – such as heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
In the U.S., every 80 seconds an adult with diabetes is hospitalized for heart disease and every 2 minutes an adult with diabetes is hospitalized for stroke.
For adults at age 60, having type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease shortens life expectancy by an average of 12 years.
In a recent survey* of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes only about half recognize their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their health care providers.
ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program
ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program is a free, 12-month program that provides information and support to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Empower people living with type 2 diabetes to take charge of their health and immediately take action. These resources can help.