If you or a family member have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s time to start thinking about taking care of your heart. At first that might sound like a strange statement… after all, your doctor is probably advising a diabetic diet and telling you to focus on cutting down your intake of simple carbohydrates in favor of complex carbohydrates.

Diabetes is all about sugar, isn’t it? In fact, many senior citizens still refer to it as having “sugar” or “sugar diabetes”. On the other hand, when you have a heart attack or other heart problem, your doctor is probably talking to you about your good cholesterol or your bad cholesterol and telling you to be careful about your intakes of saturated fats and salt.

Develop a comprehensive plan:¬†One of the problems with the treatment of type 2 diabetes is that many people, even doctors, don’t clearly see the whole picture. The key to better health involves a comprehensive plan that addresses several different conditions in addition to your blood sugar level.

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