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November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to manage your diabetes and lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke:
Don’t forget to wear blue on Thursday, November 14 for World Diabetes Awareness Day!