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Is heart disease common in people with diabetes?

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Heart disease is common in people with diabetes. Data from the National Heart Association from 2012 shows 65% of people with diabetes will die from some sort of heart disease or stroke. In general, the risk of heart disease death and stroke are more than twice as high in people with diabetes.

From: Heart Disease and Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association: “Fasting and After-Meal Glucose Levels and Cardiovascular Disease.” The Framingham Heart Study: “Profile of the Framingham Heart Study.” UpToDate: Patient Information: “Treatment of hypertension in diabetes mellitus.” American Heart Association: “Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.” Vakkilainen, J, 2003; 107:1733. Otvos, J , 2003; 108 (Suppl IV): 740. Circulation, .  Circulation

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 28, 2019

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association: “Fasting and After-Meal Glucose Levels and Cardiovascular Disease.” The Framingham Heart Study: “Profile of the Framingham Heart Study.” UpToDate: Patient Information: “Treatment of hypertension in diabetes mellitus.” American Heart Association: “Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.” Vakkilainen, J, 2003; 107:1733. Otvos, J , 2003; 108 (Suppl IV): 740. Circulation, .  Circulation

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 28, 2019

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