• Diabetes & Heart Attack: How Diabetes Affects Heart Attack Symptoms


    Diabetes increases the risk of having a heart attack, but it may also change the symptoms and make diagnosis more difficult. Classic symptoms of a heart attack are:

    • Pain or a tightness in the chest
    • Pain or discomfort in the arms, back, jaw, neck, or stomach
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sweating
    • Nausea
    • Anxiety, or a sense of doom
    • Light-headedness

    Because of nerve damage, people with diabetes may not have typical chest pain during a heart attack. Instead, people with may experience milder chest pressure or sudden shortness of breath or sweating, or even an unexplainable change in blood glucose levels.

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