♥ If you have type 2 diabetes, understanding

your risk for heart disease is one of the most

important things you can do—for the sake of

your health and the people you cherish most.

But the good news is, the sooner you

understand your risk, the sooner you can

talk to your healthcare provider to learn more

about the link between type 2 diabetes and

heart disease. Learn about the connection.

Recognize your risk. Talk to your

healthcare provider. Spread the word.

The sooner the better.

  That is because people with diabetes are

two to four times more likely to develop

cardiovascular disease than people without

diabetes.1 That means you may have a higher

chance of having heart disease, stroke or even

dying—precious time lost with those who

mean the most.

Scheduling an appointment with your

healthcare provider is an important first step

to addressing the link between type 2 diabetes

and heart disease.


  Do you think I am at risk for a heart attack or stroke?

♥  Is my diabetes increasing my risk?

♥  What else contributes to my risk?

  Is this something I should be concerned about now?

♥  What lifestyle changes can I make now to lower my risk for
heart disease?

  If I already take a medication for my heart, am I still at risk?

  Is there something I can do to help prevent a heart attack
or stroke?

♥  What resources can help me learn more about this?

  How will I know if I’m making a difference?