(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.
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The National Heart Lung and Blood Association explains how you can reduce the risk of diabetic heart disease:
- Maintain healthy cholesterol.
- Keep high blood pressure in check (under 130/80 mm/Hg).
- Don't smoke
- Lose any excess weight.
- Eat a diet low in sodium, sugar and saturated and trans fats.
- Get plenty of regular exercise.
- Find ways to manage stress.
-- Diana Kohnle
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