Compared with patients without diabetes, patients with diabetes have an excess cardiovascular risk. In fact, they have a 2- to 6-times higher risk of mortality from CV events.2,3
You set targets for A1C, LDL-C, and blood pressure. But are your patients with T2D still at risk?
Hear from your peers and access additional resources such as diabetes treatment guidelines.
CHD=coronary heart disease; CV=cardiovascular; CVD=cardiovascular disease; T2D=type 2 diabetes
- American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2018. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(suppl 1):S1-S172.
- Fitch KV, Blumen HE, Engel T. Cardiovascular event incidence and cost in type 2 diabetes: a commercial and Medicare claim based actuarial analysis. http://us.milliman.com/uploadedFiles/insight/2016/Cardiovascular-Event-Rate-and%20Cost-Diabetes.pdf. Published November 2016. Accessed February 1, 2017.
- Fihn SD, Gardin JM, Abrams J, et al. 2012 ACCF/AHA/ACP/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Guideline for the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(24):e44-e164.
- Shepherd J, Barter P, Carmea R, et al. Effect of lowering LDL cholesterol substantially below currently recommended levels in patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2006;29:1220-1226.