What are the warning signs of heart attack and stroke?

Call 9-1-1 right away if you have warning signs of a heart attack: pain or pressure in your chest that lasts longer than a few minutes or goes away and comes back pain or discomfort in one or both of your arms or shoulders; or your back, neck, or jaw shortness of breath sweating or…

What else increases my chances of heart disease or stroke if I have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, other factors add to your chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Smoking Smoking raises your risk of developing heart disease. If you have diabetes, it is important to stop smoking because both smoking and diabetes narrow blood vessels. Smoking also increases your chances of developing other long-term problems…

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

Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart and blood vessels. The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease.1 People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at a younger age than people without diabetes. In adults…