7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

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Track Your Blood Sugar

Each year, of the more than 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, about 2 out of 3 die from heart disease or stroke. Diabetes results when too much glucose builds up in the blood, which can lead to serious complications such as blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. Click here to learn more about diabetes, prevention and treatment options.(Photo: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)