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Diabetes and Heart Disease: Medication and Lifestyle Changes

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. 

This tool helps you map out an action plan to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Download the file to view or print the action plan. For more information, visit CardioSmart.org/DiabetesandHeartDisease.