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Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
It can seem that way: Many people with cardiovascular disease may have diabetes or prediabetes that is only recognized after they have heart problems. In actuality, though, the glucose metabolism was abnormal for some time before the heart disease was discovered, and changes associated with the sugar abnormalities including high blood pressure & high cholesterol likely contributed to the heart disease.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: Cardiovascular disease will not lead to diabetes, but diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is caused either by a lack of Insulin production or resistance to insulin, mainly in persons who are obese.

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How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Bad Company: There's a lot more to type 2 diabetes than high sugars. Type 2 diabetes is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities. All these separately cause blocked arteries, and when combined cause people to have dramatically higher-than-normal risk for heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.. People w/ diabetes have the same risk for heart attack as someone who's already had one.

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