Heart failure 'the most deadly comorbidity' in diabetes

Study findings underline the need to monitor patients regularly for other conditions, researchers say

Development of heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes is associated with the highest risk of death compared with other cardiovascular or renal complications, a large study shows.

Danish researchers have found that patients with newly diagnosed diabetes who develop heart failure have a three-fold higher risk of death within five years than those free from heart or renal disease.

And heart failure alone also confers a greater reduction in lifespan within five years compared with stroke, chronic kidney disease (CKD), peripheral artery disease

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