How Does Type 2 Diabetes Increase My Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease?

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People with type 2 diabetes may face other health problems, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides. High blood glucose (blood sugar) levels over time can damage blood vessels. This raises your risk for stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease. Managing these can help decrease your risk.

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