Know Diabetes by Heart

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May 14th, 2p EST



Simple facts everyone should know.

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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.

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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.


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For adults at age 60, having type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease shortens life expectancy by an average of 12 years.

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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.

* Conducted online by The Harris Poll