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Most people would curl up in a little ball, but not her,” said her husband, Joe, who also lives with type 2 diabetes and has heart issues. “Jane’s a fighter.”
7 Tips to Care for Your Heart When You Have Type 2 Diabetes
Add these seven tips to your self-care checklist to care for your heart and body to make all of your efforts count even more.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Type 2 diabetes is one of the seven major risk factors for heart disease that you can control.
Diabetes and Heart Disease: The Numbers You Need to Know
Knowing five numbers can give you a more accurate picture of your health. At your next appointment, talk to your doctor about how to keep them in target range to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, you may also have high blood pressure. This can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke and diabetes-related conditions such as kidney disease. Keeping a healthy blood pressure can lower your risk.