Speak to your doctor about your risk of heart disease if you have experienced any of the following:
Recent research shows that if you have type 2 diabetes, controlling your blood sugar alone may not be enough to protect your heart. People with type 2 diabetes could develop heart disease 15 years earlier than people who do not have diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease, talk to your doctor about possible medication options.
It’s important to talk to your doctor about your risk of developing heart health issues.
Diabetes Canada recommends that people with diabetes reduce their risk of heart disease by:
Speak to your doctor about how you can protect your heart health. Together, you can come up with an achievable step-by-step plan to reduce the risk of heart disease.
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You’ve got lots to consider when managing your type 2 diabetes and heart health. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and reflect on your self-management plan. Our Self-assessment Wheel can help you do this.Take the assessment now