Patients with type 2 diabetes were two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, the British Heart Foundation said, Heart attacks and strokes will rocket over the coming years as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the nation takes its toll, a charity has warned.
The increase could be as high as 29 per cent by 2035, the British Heart Foundationhas predicted. t estimated that 39,000 people with diabetes will suffer a heart attack in 2035 — a rise of 9,000 on 2015.
Meanwhile, more than 50,000 people will have a stroke — a rise of 11,000.
Cases of angina and heart failure were also likely to soar, it warned.
The BHF said the number of people with diabetes in England was expected to increase from four million to five million in the next two decades.