If you have type 2 diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes. Cardiovascular disease refers to all of the diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels.
Due to this increased risk, people with diabetes are 2-6 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease compared to people without type 2 diabetes.
Get to the Heart of Type 2 Diabetes is a global initiative that focuses on raising awareness of this risk and provides tips for people with type 2 diabetes to help improve outcomes, if you have type 2 diabetes, it is important to take care of your heart and type 2 diabetes, together.
UK/WB/0517/0023h(1) September 2017
Hear from healthcare professionals and patients talking about heart health and type 2 diabetes.