Diabetes and Heart Disease

Tools to Help You

If you have type 2 diabetes, you are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. Diabetes is such a strong risk factor for heart and vascular disease that if you have the condition, it's very important for you to take steps to protect your heart.

The American College of Cardiology has developed tools to help you understand how diabetes can hurt your heart and what you can do to stay heart-healthy. 

What You Need to Know: Diabetes & Heart Disease
This handout helps you understand how having type 2 diabetes puts you at greater risk of heart disease. You'll also learn tips to manage your diabetes and protect your heart.


Medication and Lifestyle Changes: Diabetes & Heart Disease
This tool helps you map out a plan to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Infographic: Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Infographic: Shared Decision-Making

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