Diabetic Heart Disease

Diabetic heart disease refers to heart disease that arises as a complication of diabetes. It is a long-term complication of diabetes that typically arises over years. Heart disease is one of the top causes of death in diabetics, but it’s also one of the most common causes of ...

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Introduction: Diabetic Heart Disease

For people with diabetes, heart disease can be a serious health problem. Many people don’t know that having diabetes means that you have a greater chance of having heart problems such as a heart attack or stroke. Taking care ...1

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Symptoms of Diabetic Heart Disease

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Heart Disease? Some people who have diabetic heart disease (DHD) may have no signs or symptoms of heart disease. This is called “silent” heart disease. Diabetes-related nerve damage that blunts heart ...2

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Causes of Diabetic Heart Disease

What Causes Diabetic Heart Disease? At least four complex processes, alone or combined, can lead to diabetic heart disease (DHD). They include coronary atherosclerosis; metabolic syndrome; insulin resistance in people who have type 2 diabetes; and the interaction of coronary heart disease ...3

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Causes List for Diabetic Heart Disease

Some possible causes of Diabetic Heart Disease or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Diabetic Heart Disease

What Heart Diseases Are Involved in Diabetic Heart Disease? DHD may include coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure, and/or diabetic cardiomyopathy (KAR-de-o-mi-OP-ah-thee). Coronary Heart Disease In CHD, a waxy substance called plaque (plak) ...5

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Diagnosis of Diabetic Heart Disease

How Is Diabetic Heart Disease Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose diabetic heart disease (DHD) based on your signs and symptoms, medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures. Doctors and researchers are still trying ...6

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Risk Factors for Diabetic Heart Disease

Who Is at Risk for Diabetic Heart Disease? People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at risk for diabetic heart disease (DHD). Diabetes affects heart disease risk in three major ways. First, diabetes alone is a very ...7

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Treatments: Diabetic Heart Disease

How Is Diabetic Heart Disease Treated? Diabetic heart disease (DHD) is treated with lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical procedures. The goals of treating DHD include:

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Prevention of Diabetic Heart Disease

Taking action to manage multiple risk factors helps improve your outlook. The good news is that many lifestyle changes help control multiple risk factors. For example, physical activity can lower your blood pressure, help control your blood sugar level and ...8

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  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ preventing-diabetes-problems/ heart-disease-stroke/ taking-care-diabetes-means-taking-care-your-heart
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd/ signs
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd/ causes
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd
  6. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd/ diagnosis
  7. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd/ atrisk
  8. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ dhd

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