Being in good cardiovascular health means having a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels. No one can afford to ignore the cardiovascular system. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States.
People with diabetes have extra reason to be mindful of heart and blood vessel disease. Diabetes carries an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and complications related to poor circulation.
You can't change the fact that you have diabetes. But there are factors you can control. By taking charge of your health, you can work to prevent heart disease. Cutting down on your risk factors can help reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease.