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How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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