A new study at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, found that the second type of diabetes, the earlier the disease is diagnosed, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study showed that anyone with type 2 diabetes 40 years ago, for whatever reason, increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia).
"Our study showed that the risk of diabetes is related to the life expectancy of a person when he or she is diagnosed with a disease," said Navidad Starr, professor at the University of Glasgow.
Obesity is a major factor in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among young people, according to researchers.
In women, the risk of heart disease caused by type 2 diabetes is much higher than that of men, and according to the Women's Health Office, women with heart attacks have a low survival rate and receive inferior treatment.