Christina Herrera (left) with her friend Juanita Cano. (American Heart Association) Christina Herrera seemed surrounded. Her mom died of diabetes at 55. Her dad lost his legs below the knees because of diabetes. Diabetes altered the life of her older sister. And, in 2016, the disease claimed the life of her baby sister. But here’s…

(Maskot, Getty Images) Having Type 2 diabetes or heart failure independently increases the risk for getting the other, and both often occur together, further worsening a patient’s health, quality of life and care costs, a new report says. Many of the risk factors and mechanisms behind Type 2 diabetes and heart failure are similar, yet…

(Prostock-studio, envato elements) Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men. The statistics are striking: Compared to their male counterparts, women with diabetes have a twofold increased risk of heart disease. They’re also more likely to have heart attacks earlier…

(cglade, iStockphoto) While doctors have been divided about what level of blood pressure is safe for someone with diabetes, a new study suggests that more intensive intervention is better. During the study, people with Type 2 diabetes who received treatment to keep their blood pressure levels at 130/80 or below had fewer heart attacks, strokes…