substantially increases the risk of heart disease. Diagnosed diabetes
is increasing worldwide and the prevalence of diabetes more than doubled
in the UK since 1991.
The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is
currently 194,000,000 and is expected to rise to 333,000,000 by the year
Heart disease is the major cause of death
in 65-70% of persons with diabetes.
Diabetics have a higher risk of heart
disease than non-diabetics.
Diabetic heart disease is often silent,
asymptomatic and goes undetected and unnoticed.
If you are diabetic you could have
undetected heart disease or be at risk of a heart attack and may benefit from
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