The relationship between diabetes and atherosclerosis

Beckwith, Sue
May 2014
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;May2014, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p237
Academic Journal
Diabetes is characterised by accelerated atherosclerosis with widely distributed vascular lesions. Both the risk and rate of development of these lesions are directly influenced by the glycaemic fluctuations and lipid imbalances characteristic of diabetes. This article looks at the mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis, the association of atherosclerosis with metabolic syndrome, and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the manifestations of the macrovascular manifestations of atherosclerosis.


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