Diabetes is considered as a major risk factor for heart diseases.
In diabetics, a heart attack can occur abruptly. A patient can get a ‘silent’ heart attack without pain. Also, diabetes damages the heart so much, that it has been declared as a Major Risk Factor for Heart Diseases. All diabetics should have their electrocardiogram and echocardiogram done at least once every year to check if they have developed any abnormality in their heart.