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. Use the questions below to kick-start a conversation with your doctor and together, create a plan to reduce the risk of heart disease, hear failure, and stroke.
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QUESTIONS FOR 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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Have these question on hand and talk with your doctor.
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