The A-B-Cs Of Diabetes & Heart Disease

African American woman grocery store vegetablesMany people with diabetes do not realize that having diabetes increases their chances of having a heart attack or stroke. According to the American Heart Association, at least 68 percent of people aged 65 and older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease and 16 percent die of stroke. Heart disease death rates among adults with diabetes are two to four times higher than the rates for adults without diabetes.