Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk

Diabetes and cardiovascular risk

INTRODUCTION

A close link exists between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which is the most prevalent cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. Cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, hypertension and dyslipidaemia are common in patients with type 2 diabetes, increasing their risk of cardiovascular events. It is therefore vital to target these risk factors – as well as hyperglycaemia – in order to minimise long term cardiovascular complications.1

Learning objectives

On completion of this module you will have refreshed your memory of:

  • The association between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular disease risk factors in type 2 diabetes
  • The management of cardiovascular risk factors
  • Cardiovascular outcomes and the choice of glucose-lowering medications

Section 1. Association between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Section 2. Cardiovascular disease risk factors in type 2 diabetes

Section 3. Management of cardiovascular risk factors

Section 4. Implications for routine review of patients with type 2 diabetes

Section 5. Key messages

Section 6. Reflection

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After completion of the module the reflection document can be filled in and printed out for your personal development plan. This can be presented at annual appraisal or revalidation. The downloaded module includes the completion stamp showing 30 minutes self -directed CPD undertaken.

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Job Code: UK/DIA-19020f(1) DOP: August 2020

Reference

  1. Leon BN, Maddox TM. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: epidemiology, biological mechanisms, treatment recommendations and future research. World J Diabetes 2015;6(13):1246-1258