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

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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 (angina)
I have leg pain when walking due to blocked blood vessels in my legs (claudication)
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 had surgery on a carotid artery for blockage
I have never experienced any of the conditions listed above

I have:

Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes

My blood sugars (A1C) are:

At or below target
Above target
I'm not sure

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 been told that I have decreased kidney function due to my diabetes
I have pain or numbness of my feet due to diabetes (neuropathy)
I have never experienced any of the conditions listed above

What is your age?

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How long have you been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Do you have any of the following risk factors for heart disease or stroke?

  • High total cholesterol (more than 5.2 mmol/L)
  • Low good cholesterol (HDL-C less than 0.9 mmol/L)
  • High blood pressure
  • Protein in your urine
  • Smoking
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Cholesterol lowering pills (statins) to protect you
Blood pressure pills (ACE inhibitors or ARBs) to protect you
ASA (Aspirin) to protect you
Talk to your health care provider about newer blood sugar lowering drugs which are proven to also reduce heart disease

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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