Forget what you think you know about heart disease. There’s new information that’s shaking things up a bit. People with diabetes are at increased risk of heart disease. But is the risk greater for men or women? Australian researchers looked at studies over a 50-year span involving 850,000 people.Women had a 50 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease compared to men. And women with diabetes were three times more likely to develop heart disease compared to women without it.