Of diabetes complications, this is one you want to pay close attention to.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), where the heart and blood vessels are negatively impacted, is the number one cause of death in people living with diabetes, resulting in 2/3 of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes. And on top of that, people with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than people without diabetes.
However, there is good news. With proper exercise, diet, and diabetes management, you can reduce your risk of getting CVD and the complications that come with it. If you’re living with type 2 diabetes, we have resources to help at KnowDiabetesByHeart.org