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Does diabetes put you at risk for heart disease?

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It's very important to manage your diabetes. If not controlled, it's a threat to your heart and can contribute to heart damage, including heart attacks. Control diabetes through a healthy diet, exercise, keeping a healthy weight, and medications prescribed by your doctor.

From: Risk Factors for Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

WebMD Feature: "How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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American Heart Association: "Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack."

WebMD Feature: "How Low Must Your Cholesterol Go?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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