Managing CV risk in type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a strong independent risk factor for cardiovascular events: the primary cause of death in patients with T2D. This module discusses how to manage CV risk in T2D.

Managing CV risk in type 2 diabetes
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  • Managing CV risk in type 2 diabetes
  • Approximately 50% of people with T2D still die from CV disease
  • Despite falling mortality rates, patients with T2D remain at increased risk of CV mortality
  • Life expectancy is reduced by ~12 years in patients with diabetes and CV disease
  • Reducing the risk of premature CV death is therefore a management priority for patients with T2D1,2
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