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Diabetes & your heart

Having diabetes over a long time can damage your heart and blood vessels. This is called cardiovascular (car-de-o-vas-cue-lar) disease.

If you have diabetes your health professional may send you for tests to see if you have damage to your heart and blood vessels. Diabetes UK has more on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by the Diabetes Centre. May 2016.

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