People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke. These strike people with diabetes nearly twice as often as people without diabetes.
There’s a big link between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In fact, vascular disease is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes. Clogged blood vessels can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other problems. But there are treatments for heart disease, stroke, and blood vessel disease.
Taking care of your diabetes and conditions that come with it can help you lower your chances of heart disease.
Types of Heart Disease: Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure
Talk to your doctor if you have mild leg pain, troubling walking, tingling in the legs, or other symptoms of PAD.