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It has been determined that people suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes need to maintain the blood sugar at as normal a level as possible. If high levels of sugar are common then the patient faces an increased risk of cardiovascular disease which includes stroke, peripheral artery disease and coronary heart disease. The data indicates that that people with type 2 diabetes had an 18% increased risk of cardiovascular disease for each 1% increase in glycated hemoglobin levels.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Onlypunjab
About: High blood sugar levels in diabetics linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Date: 16 October 2004
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