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What are the cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes type 2?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Heart disease
Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (clogging of the arteries) which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
This is because diabetes affects your body's metabolism and increases the release of inflammatory proteins and hormones which then exacerbate coronary artery (heart) disease. This disease is not limited to the heart but also affects the blood vessels in your brain as well.

In brief: Heart disease
Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (clogging of the arteries) which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
This is because diabetes affects your body's metabolism and increases the release of inflammatory proteins and hormones which then exacerbate coronary artery (heart) disease. This disease is not limited to the heart but also affects the blood vessels in your brain as well.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
In brief: Heart Disease/Stroke
Diabetes is actually a risk factor for atherosclerosis which leads to heart disease (blockage of the coronary arteries) and stroke (blockage of the arteries in the brain).
Elevation in Insulin levels stimulate a rise in triglycerides which leads to the production of small dense LDL particles. These particles are key culprits in formation of atherosclerosis (blockages in the arteries.).

In brief: Heart Disease/Stroke
Diabetes is actually a risk factor for atherosclerosis which leads to heart disease (blockage of the coronary arteries) and stroke (blockage of the arteries in the brain).
Elevation in Insulin levels stimulate a rise in triglycerides which leads to the production of small dense LDL particles. These particles are key culprits in formation of atherosclerosis (blockages in the arteries.).
Dr. Adam Nally
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