Diabetes Affects More Than Just Your Levels

Diabetes can result in a number of peripheral health complications, including, but not limited to, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a build-up of plaque in veins and arteries. This means that the risk of having a heart attack or stroke is significantly higher in people with diabetes. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, two out of three individuals with diabetes die of heart disease or stroke. This makes it incredibly important for people with diabetes to be aware of the risk factors associated with their condition, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In this video, you’ll get an inside look at how diabetes affects so much more than just your blood sugar levels, and learn how it also affects blood vessels, the heart, and the brain in ways you may not have previously known— check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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