The diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease triangle

Did you know that diabetes can lead to other health conditions like heart disease and chronic kidney disease? About 1 in 3 adults with diabetes also has chronic kidney disease, and about 6 in 10 adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure.

Diabetes can cause sugars to build up in the blood stream, which damages arteries and blood vessels over time. This damage can show up in many places, including your heart and kidneys. But here’s the good news… because these conditions are connected, the lifestyle changes you make to manage diabetes will also help to prevent or manage those other chronic conditions (and vice versa!)

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