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My aunt has diabetes type will it increase her risk of heart complications?
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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Diabetes does increase risk of heart complications.
In fact, we consider diabetics to have similar risk to someone who has already had a heart attack. For this reason, we aggressively treat associated high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and frequently recommend that diabetics take a daily aspirin. Further, it is important that diabetics try to stop smoking, exercise, etc. To moderate risk.

In brief: Yes
Diabetes does increase risk of heart complications.
In fact, we consider diabetics to have similar risk to someone who has already had a heart attack. For this reason, we aggressively treat associated high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and frequently recommend that diabetics take a daily aspirin. Further, it is important that diabetics try to stop smoking, exercise, etc. To moderate risk.
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: It can
But can reduce risk with excellent control of sugar, blood pressure and lipid levels.

In brief: It can
But can reduce risk with excellent control of sugar, blood pressure and lipid levels.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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