Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have problems with their heart or blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). Your doctor or nurse should give you diet and lifestyle advice about how to reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease.

At your annual review your doctor or nurse should look out for things that may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. If you smoke you should be given advice about quitting.

NICE has produced separate guidance and information for the public on a number of topics relating to cardiovascular disease – see other NICE guidance for more information.

Questions to ask about cardiovascular disease

  • Why am I at risk of cardiovascular disease?

  • What can I do to reduce my risk?

  • What lifestyle changes should I make?

  • How will I know if I've got cardiovascular disease?

  • How important is my family history?

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