What is the link between diabetes and heart disease and stroke?

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Eric E. Harrison, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Diabetes can cause blockages in the arteries, which affects heart disease and stroke. In this video, Eric Harrison, MD, a cardiologist at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, discusses how each person with diabetes has different outcomes.
There's a big link between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In fact, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, also called cardiovascular disease. Clogged blood vessels can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other problems. But there are treatments for heart disease, stroke, and blood vessel disease.

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