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What can I do to lower my heart disease risk if I have diabetes?

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Diabetes does make heart disease more likely. So it's especially important to work with your doctor to manage your diabetes and improve your heart's health. Take any medications that your doctor has prescribed, keep up with your medical appointments, and work to make your lifestyle (diet, exercise, and more) as healthy as possible. Your doctor can advise you on what changes to make.

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Education Program: "I Have Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 04, 2019

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Education Program: "I Have Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 04, 2019

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