Diabetes is linked to a number of other health conditions. If you're diagnosed with diabetes, it could lead to various health complications. A lack of diagnosis or late diagnosis can make things worse, making complications even more likely. You have to be on the lookout for a range of health issues that can present themselves if you have diabetes. Taking care of yourself can help to prevent these problems, but catching them early is also helpful if they do happen to develop.
Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, for both men and women. The existence of diabetes nearly doubles the likelihood of having heart disease or stroke. The good news is there are many simple lifestyle changes that can slow down, or prevent, the occurrence of both chronic health conditions. Heart disease (coronary artery disease) is the result of plaque buildup in the walls of the coronary arteries, which supply