Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for people with diabetes. Statistic shows that three out of four diabetes-related deaths are caused by heart disease or stroke. This is because diabetics often highly relate to other heart disease and stroke factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol. When combined with diabetes, these risk factors this means big trouble.
By managing diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, people with diabetes can reduce their risk. Diabetics can do a lot to prevent heart disease and stroke:
- Keeping your blood glucose (sugar) under control.
- Maintaining normal blood pressure.
- Reduce fats and keep your cholesterol under control.