Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes-related Cardiovascular Complications

Petznick, Allison; Shubrook, Jay H.
April 2010
Primary Care Reports;Apr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p33
• Diabetics have a 2-4 times increased risk of suffering a cardiovascular event. • The most effective approach in reducing that risk is by addressing, in order of decreasing importance, blood pressure control, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia. • In a Lancet-published meta-analysis of trials involving more than 33,000 patients, intensive glucose control resulted in a 17% reduction in nonfatal MI and a 15% reduction in coronary heart disease but no significant differences in stroke or all-cause mortality.


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