Diabetes and Heart Disease
Diabetes seems to be everywhere – and it is. As many as 6 million adults in the U.S. may have diabetes and not even know it.
Why all the fuss? Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than adults without the condition. But the good news is that by working with your healthcare provider, diabetes is highly controllable.
Types of diabetes
- Type 1. There are two types of diabetes. The less common of the two is type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin. It is a life-long, chronic condition most often diagnosed in children.