If you have type 2 diabetes, you should talk to your doctor about your risk of heart attack or stroke. The Questions for Your Doctor guide below is a great place to start.

Questions for your doctor

Questions for Your Doctor can help you ask the right questions about the connection between type 2 diabetes and your heart—and learn more about how you can reduce your risk. For starters, you’ll want to ask your doctor:

What is the connection between type 2 diabetes and my heart?

How do I know if I’m at high risk for a heart attack or stroke?

How can I reduce my risk for cardiovascular disease?

If I’m on other heart medications, like medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, am I still at risk?

And there are other important questions to ask your doctor included in the guide. Be sure to print it and schedule your next doctor’s appointment today.