Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors

Morali D. Sharma, John Alan Farmer, Alan Garber

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Abstract

Diabetes is associated with higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes are independently associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Subjects with type 2 diabetes are at two-to four-fold increased risk of CV disease compared to those without diabetes. Long-term hyperglycemia is much more closely associated with microvascular complications than macrovascular complications. There is a lack of adequate evidence that improvement in glycemic control decreases CV risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Volume27
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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