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Cardiovascular Disease

Understand the link between prediabetes, diabetes and heart disease

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

As a diabetes care and education specialist, you play an important role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications for people affected by diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. Because of the damage caused by the condition, studies show that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or a stroke as people without diabetes. Use the resources below to learn more about the increased cardiovascular risk in the individuals you serve and what you can do to improve their outcomes. 


Education for Your Practice

Live Webinar Series: AstraZeneca Educational Webinar Series is designed to provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge information in diabetes. Three of the webinars focus on heart health of people with diabetes. No CE available. 60 minutes per webinar

Recorded WebinarFocus on Persistent Cardiovascular Risk reviews data from a practice-changing trial that provides a groundbreaking therapeutic option to elevate the current standard of care, including patients with diabetes. Learn about the impact this treatment option can provide. No CE available. 60 minutes

Tip Sheet: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Are Statins Enough? This material focuses on dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk and gives an overview of an additional option for you to consider in your treatment toolbox. Key points for counseling clients on these topics can be found as well.

Perspectives on Diabetes Care

American Heart Month Highlights the Importance of Preventive Care for People with Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Chronic Disease

As healthcare professionals focus on bringing down someone’s dangerously high blood pressure, they may neglect to talk about weight, their slowly increasing blood sugar, or healthy self-care behaviors that can reduce risk. Read this blog to learn how one director of chronic care management at a federally-qualified health center helps all their clients keep healthy.

5 Ways to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Using Evidence-Based Dietary Guidance

Diabetes evolves slowly and has deleterious effects on the heart long before a person is ever diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dana Thompson, MS, RD, CNSC, CDCES, shares new practical guidance from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists to prevent CVD, as well as some tips to help you put this guidance into practice.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Are Statins Enough?

While many treatments and lifestyle modifications can help people with diabetes reduce risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), persistent cardiovascular risk (P-CVR) remains an issue for individuals with type 2 diabetes despite treatment with statins and effective LDL lowering. Dr. Jennifer Goldman, a diabetes care and education specialist and pharmacist for over 31 years, discusses the elevated risk for CVD in people with diabetes and a tool in the diabetes toolbox to help those with CVD and persistent CVD risk. Click here for the show notes and resourcesSponsored by Amarin Pharma, Inc.

African Americans and Heart Disease: We Must Do Better

Despite national advances in medical technology, health disparities remain and minorities experience higher morbidity and mortality. Non-Hispanic Blacks for instance have higher rates of death from coronary heart disease. Learn more about this health inequity and how to begin tackling it.
As diabetes care and education specialists address cardiovascular health, it’s important to let your clients know that they can protect their heart and health by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Take advantage of the fact that February is American Heart Month and start a “heart health” conversation.
As diabetes care and education specialists address cardiovascular health, it’s important to let your clients know that they can protect their heart and health by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Take advantage of the fact that February is American Heart Month and start a “heart health” conversation

Supporting Clients Who Take Supplements for Cardiometabolic Health

Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDCES, BC-ADM, joins us to explain how diabetes care and education specialists can support individuals who wish to take supplements to support their cardiometabolic health. You’ll learn how to provide person-centered care that maintains trust while following evidence-based guidance. Click here for the show notes including additional resources.

 

The Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease: 5 Ways to Address It During American Heart Month

As diabetes care and education specialists address cardiovascular health, it’s important to let your clients know that they can protect their heart and health by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Take advantage of the fact that February is American Heart Month and start a “heart health” conversation.



Resources for People With Diabetes

Reduce Heart Risk Using the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™

Our new tip sheets help your clients understand the link between prediabetes, diabetes and cardiovascular health. They also provide recommendations based on the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™ to help your clients decrease their risk for heart disease. Download them today and bring them to your next consultation.

New CVD resource: The Beat of Diabetes

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We teamed up with a medical education company to create a website designed to help people with diabetes understand their risk for cardiovascular disease and take steps to minimize it. It includes instructional videos, discussion aides and other useful tools. Take a look: BeatOfDiabetes.com


What's the Connection Between Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes?

Many people with diabetes are surprised to hear there is a connection between diabetes and the heart and blood vessels. This practical article, created in collaboration with Beyond Type 2, details the lifestyle factors and medications you need to know about to lower the risk for cardiovascular conditions. The information has been organized into 7 self-care behaviors you can use to lower your risk.


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