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Fri Apr 05 14:40:09 EDT 2013

Can type2 diabetes affect my heart?
Asked By: khaled  
Category: Type 2

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I was diagnosed with type2 diabetes 3 years ago and i am worried if it will affect my heart..
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2014-05-06 15:34:21.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes. Poor blood glucose control over time can cause blood vessels to narrow and/or lose elasticity. High blood cholesterol levels can clog arteries with fat deposits.

We encourage everyone, especially all people with diabetes, to live a more active lifestyle through regular physical activity. Healthful eating and stress management are also good for the heart.

Learn more about the heart health.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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