Knowing the link can save your life

That’s why Diabetes Singapore and the Singapore Heart Foundation are coming together to go public about the critical link between diabetes and heart disease.

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Diabetes and heart disease

Over 400,000 people in Singapore are living with diabetes.

Yet, many Singaporeans with diabetes don't know about their increased risk for heart diseases.

  • Diabetic patients are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease.

  • About 1 in 2 heart attack victims in Singapore have diabetes.

  • Over time, uncontrolled high blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves leading to the heart.

  • This can ultimately raise blood pressure levels.

  • Having diabetes can also increase the level of bad cholesterol and decrease the level of good cholesterol.

  • All these factors increase the risk for heart disease in diabetic patients.