Diabetes and the Heart

The term "diabetic heart disease" (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. 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. Taking care of your diabetes is important to help you take care of your heart. When cholesterol is too high, then the extra fat in your blood sticks to the walls of your blood vessels. Over time, this fat hardens and is known as plaque. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis.


  • Diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertension
  • Abnormal cholesterol and high triglycerides
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Types of Strokes