4 Go-To Resources for Diabetic Heart Disease Management

Manage your condition with these patient resources.

Medically reviewed in March 2021

Diabetic heart disease (DHD) is a type of heart disease that affects those with types 1 and 2 diabetes. Lifestyle factors, like diet, activity and stress levels and smoking can increase the risk of DHD, but anyone living with diabetes is at an increased risk of developing the condition. Why? Higher levels of blood sugar equate to a higher risk of diabetic heart disease, specifically coronary heart disease, heart failure and diabetic cardiomyopathy. 

Receiving a diabetic heart disease diagnosis can be scary, but fortunately, lifestyle changes and prescribed medications can help improve the condition. Get the expert-backed information you need to take control of your DHD from these trusted sources:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – A leader in the health of Americans, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides an excellent overview and explanation of diabetic heart disease. If you’ve just been diagnosed and want to read up on the condition, start here.

The American Diabetes Association – Stay up-to-date on the most recent news, advancements and treatment options in diabetic heart disease. Get easy-to-implement lifestyle changes and recipes, connect with other diabetic heart disease patients and spread awareness with the American Diabetes Association. 

The American Heart Association – With a major focus on heart health, the American Heart Association has a ton of helpful information on diabetes, including symptoms, diagnosis and management of the condition. Get advice on prevention, treatment options and diabetes-friendly, healthy lifestyle tips, too.  

Medline Plus – Like the CDC, Medline Plus provides a comprehensive overview of diabetic heart disease, so you can better understand the condition and its effects on the body. Plus, it offers several resources for more information on DHD.

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