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Increased risks for people with diabetes
It is very important for people who have diabetes to make heart-healthy food choices because of their increased risk for... more>

Why do people with diabetes have increased risks?
It is not completely known how diabetes influences the cardiovascular... more>

Heart-healthy eating
Heart-healthy eating is a way of eating that will help to keep your heart and cardiovascular... more>

What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?
Elevated blood glucose levels resulting in increased hemoglobin... more>

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is essential for life and is found in all cells. There are two types of cholesterol... more>

What is HDL-cholesterol: The "Good" Cholesterol
Some research indicates that HDL-cholesterol carries cholesterol... more>

What is LDL-cholesterol: The "Bad" Cholesterol
When a person has too much LDL-cholesterol in the blood... more>

What are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are the chemical form in which most fat exists. Triglycerides are the human body's... more>

Dietary factors that increase blood cholesterol
Having high blood cholesterol, high LDL, or low HDL are risk... more>

What are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats?
Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat are both unsaturated fats. “Poly” means... more>

How is excess body weight related to cardiovascular disease?
According to the American Heart Association, weight... more>

What dietary changes can help lower blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by blood flow on artery walls. Blood pressure can change... more>

How is fiber related to cardiovascular disease?
Fiber is a food component that comes from plants... more>

How can people with diabetes minimize their risk for cardiovascular complications?
To reduce your risk for the cardiovascular complications of diabetes it is important to know the ABCs of diabetes... more>