It’s important to speak to your doctor about how you can manage your diabetes and protect your heart health. Together, you can come up with an achievable step-by-step plan to reduce the risk of heart disease, heart failure and stroke.
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QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR:
If you have type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease, controlling your blood sugar alone may not be enough. But, there are medications that – along with diet and exercise – have been proven to lower the risk of dying from problems related to your heart and blood vessels.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR:
Are my sugars within target?
Is my blood pressure under control?
Is my cholesterol within target?
Is my weight and exercise plan right for me?
Have I taken all the steps to manage my smoking and stress?
Am I on a medication that can reduce my risk of dying from problems related to my heart and blood vessels?
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