According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar), and is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
Two out of every three people with diabetes will die of a heart attack or stroke, and smoking doubles this risk. Check out the infographic below from the National Diabetes Education Program to learn tips for reducing your risk of heart disease.
Talk to your doctor for more information on how to lower your risk of heart disease or stroke. To search for a physician near you, please click here.