A 40-year-old member asked:
I have diabetes. am i more likely to have a heart attack?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
Probably: For someone with type 2 diabetes, the answering is a resounding yes. Someone with type 2 diabetes has the same risk for a heart attack as someone who has already had one. For someone with type 1 diabetes, the association with heart disease is not as clearcut. But if they have other risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, these should be treated to reduce their risk.
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Hospital-based practice 40 years experience
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Pressure chest pain : Sometimes irradiating to left shoulder ir neck associated with shortness of breath, tachycardia, sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness may be worsening with activities. Diabetic patients feel thirsty, frequent urination, weight loss, increase hunger, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, tingling feet, urinary infections etc.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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