Don’t miss a beat in type 2 diabetes

The 'don’t miss a beat in type 2 diabetes' campaign aims to raise awareness about the link between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

It is important to be aware of the link between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease describes some of the problems that result from narrow or blocked blood vessels. This includes problems like chest pain (also known as angina), heart attack or stroke. Those living with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which could be fatal.

 

What can be done?

The good news is that cardiovascular disease can be preventable and there are lots of things you can do to lower your potential risk. To learn more, take a look at the 'don’t miss a beat in type 2 diabetes' animation, narrated by Christopher Biggins who lives with type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Click here to help patients understand their cardiovascular risk.


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Type 2 diabetes: do we know it by heart? Meeting report

Type 2 diabetes: do we know it by heart? Meeting report

A multi-professional group with a special interest in type 2 diabetes participated in a roundtable meeting to discuss the current impact cardiovascular disease is having on people living with type 2 diabetes.

The roundtable aimed to review how people living with type 2 diabetes are managed currently, and identify changes that can be made to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

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Why is it important to know about cardiovascular disease?

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Prioritising cardiovascular risk

Prioritising cardiovascular risk