Health Tip: Diabetes Affects Women Differently

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes affects about the same number of women and men, but it affects them differently.

According to the Office on Women's Health, women with diabetes have:

  • A higher risk of developing heart disease, the most common complication of diabetes.

  • Lower survival rate and a poorer quality of life after heart attack.

  • An increased risk of blindness.

  • A higher risk of depression.