How to Lower Your Risk of Diabetic Heart Disease

Learn how to lower your risk of heart disease after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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How to Manage Type 2 Diabetes (3:41)

Many health concerns may run across your mind after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. While it's normal to feel nervous or unsure when you get the news, by staying informed about your wellness options you can arm yourself with the care you need. One concern to pay close attention to is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Having diabetes can often cause the heart to become fattier, inflamed, and stiff, which can alter the way your heart contracts and relaxes. Fortunately, there are a few effective ways to reduce the risk of heart damage. With proper treatment, diet, and exercise, you can manage both your diabetes and cardiovascular risk.

The "Don't Miss A Beat" campaign that has all the information you need. You can also visit www.thediabeticheart.com to sign up and learn more about your cardiovascular risk. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, make sure to talk to your doctor about alternative ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. To print out a guide that you can bring to your doctor, click here

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