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Did you know that With uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure, your blood vessels can get leaky, causing greater risk of retinal bleeding, scarring and vision loss.

When you have diabetes, there's a lot of emphasis on controlling your blood sugar levels. But Dr. William Curry, vice chair for population health in Penn State Health's Department of Family and Community Medicine, says he may do more good for diabetes patients by getting their cholesterol and blood pressure under control than he can by intensifying their glucose control.

Americans were having fewer heart attacks and strokes, but in recent years the trend has slowed down significantly. Ways to stay in good heart health, including changes to diet and the necessity to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol over time. Tests that doctors do not need to do routinely.