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Cardiovascular Health and Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Health and Type 2 Diabetes

The number one cause of death and disability in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients is heart disease and stroke. From 2003-2006, CV disease death rates were approximately 1.7 times higher in adults over 18 years old with diabetes compared to adults without diagnosed diabetes. In 2010, hospitalization rates for heart attack and stroke were 1.8 and 1.5 times higher among diabetics aged 20 years and over, respectively. We present 3 studies that show the importance of managing cardiovascular (CV) risks in your diabetic patients.

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Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2014. Accessed 19 May 2015.

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