Am I at high risk for a heart attack due to my type 2 diabetes?

Yes, diabetes is considered a risk factor for cardiac problems including a heart attack. Keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol well controlled will lower your risks quite a bit. Aiming for HbA1c (three-month blood sugar average) less than 7 would be ideal.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 31 Jan 2020
Medical Author: Dr. med.