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Cardiovascular considerations in patients with type 2 diabetes


This promotional module has been initiated, funded and reviewed by Boehringer Ingelheim. The content of this industry-supported learning activity has been generated by Practice Nurse.

INTRODUCTION

The goals of treatment for type 2 diabetes are to prevent or delay complications and maintain quality of life.1 According to international guidelines, this requires control not only of blood glucose levels, but also cardiovascular risk factor management.1

This module looks at the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with type 2 diabetes, and the role of pharmacotherapy in managing the condition in line with current guidelines.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The association between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications
  • Evidence from the cardiovascular outcomes trials of agents used in the management of type 2 diabetes
  • Latest guidance for the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes
  • The importance of a patient-centred approach to management

This module is one of a series of five. Others in the series are:

  • Targets for glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes
  • Tailoring therapy to the individual patient
  • Short-term complications of type 2 diabetes
  • Renal considerations in patients with type 2 diabetes

This resource is provided at an intermediate level. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.


Job Code: PC-GB-103191

Date of preparation: February 2021


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