Here’s the bottom line: cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes.
But recognizing the link between cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is the first step toward lowering your risk.
It’s more than just managing your blood sugar. It’s also about managing risks, like your increased cardiovascular risk.
With type 2 diabetes, you have up to a 4x greater risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death.
Now for the good news:
There are steps you can take now to help manage your risk.
Anthony Anderson | Actor and comedian
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2002
Anthony Anderson is a paid spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, Inc.
I’m just gonna tell it to you straight—having high blood sugar is serious biz.
I saw what uncontrolled blood sugar can do firsthand in my father’s life, and it completely changed my perspective.
I made the decision to take my blood sugar level seriously, and to do whatever it took to get it under control. I also had to face the fact that living with type 2 diabetes means having higher cardiovascular risk. So, I talked with my health care provider about creating a treatment plan that worked for me.
They can help you create a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your diabetes and other associated risks, such as cardiovascular risk. And you can use this handy guide at your next appointment to start the conversation about ways to help manage your cardiovascular risk.
Ready to get real? Good! I’m really excited for you.
When I decided to get real, I started by getting educated. Despite having type 2 diabetes for years, I found out that there was a lot about diabetes that I didn’t know.
Take a look around this site for some great info about diabetes and what you can do to get real. And be sure to check in with your diabetes care team. They’ll be just as excited as I am to hear that you’ve decided to get real about your diabetes!
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Recognizing the link between cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is the first step toward lowering your risk.