If you have diabetis, you are high risk for having a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease strikes people with diabetis more than twice as often as it strikes people without diabetis. It hits them earlier in life and it hits them harder. In fact, two out of three people with diabetis die from heart disease or stroke.
You can help to lower your risk by managing your ABC of diabetis.
A is for A1C, test that measures your average blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months.
B is for blood pressure; and
C is for cholesterol.
Talk to your Doctor or other member of your health team about diabetis and heart disease.