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Algorithms for Screening and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes

Joshua J. Joseph, M.D., Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.
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INTRODUCTION

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetes. [12]
  • Risk factor control improves cardiovascular outcomes, [5] but unfortunately > 75% of patients with type 2 diabetes do not attain all the recommended targets for blood pressure, lipids and hemoglobin A1c. [14]
  • This algorithm is designed for use to improve cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes based on American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist and American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines

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Last updated: October 31, 2014