Health: Heart Failure – The Overlooked Diabetes Complication: What and Why?

By Ben Pallant

Healthcare providers often discuss diabetes complications such as vision loss (retinopathy) and kidney disease (nephropathy), but a less-talked-about complication is heart failure. Heart failure, which is different from a heart attack, is when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. This article will break down the details of heart failure, including the leading hypothesis of why diabetes increases heart failure risk, signs of heart failure, and how healthcare providers can test for it.

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