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Triple threat: Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol

It's a fact: People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol too. These can lead to life-threatening emergencies like a stroke or a heart attack. So what can you do to protect yourself? Start by asking your doctor these four questions.

Diabetes and your heart: 4 questions to ask your doctor

1. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?

2. Are there medications that can help protect my heart?

3. How often should I have my blood pressure and cholesterol tested?

4. What other resources are available to help me?

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Reviewed 6/27/2023


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