Are there Medications that can Reduce my Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke?

Self Assessment Tool

I have problems with my circulation:

I have had a heart attack, surgery or angioplasty for blocked heart blood vessels
I have chest pain when I exercise
I have leg pain when walking due to blocked blood vessels in my legs
I have had surgery for blocked blood vessels (arteries) in my legs
I have had a stroke, or “mini-stroke” (also called a TIA)

I have these problems from my diabetes:

I have been told that diabetes has affected the back of my eyes (retinopathy)
I have been told there is protein in my urine (nephropathy)
I have pain or numbness of my feet due to diabetes (neuropathy)

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How long have you been living with diabetes?

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Based on the information provided, vascular protection medication is not recommended.

Cholesterol lowering pills (statins) to protect you
Blood pressure pills (ACE inhibitors or ARBs) to protect you
ASA (Aspirin) to protect you

If you are a woman before menopause, discuss your plans for pregnancy and/or contraception BEFORE starting these medications. These medications are suggested even if your blood pressure or cholesterol is already at target.

Ask your healthcare team about these medications to help protect you:

Cholesterol lowering pills (statins) to protect you
Blood pressure pills (ACE inhibitors or ARBs) to protect you

If you are a woman before menopause, discuss your plans for pregnancy and/or contraception BEFORE starting these medications. These medications are suggested even if your blood pressure or cholesterol is already at target.

Ask your healthcare team about:

Cholesterol lowering pills (statins) to protect you

If you are a woman before menopause, discuss your plans for pregnancy and/or contraception BEFORE starting these medications. These medications are suggested even if your blood pressure or cholesterol is already at target.

Work with your healthcare team on your ABCDEs to help you live well with diabetes.

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