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Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes

Understand the link between diabetes and heart disease

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Developed in 2016, these resources cover the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), offer targets of care, give tips on avoiding heart disease and provide a list of questions people with diabetes should ask their healthcare team.


From the Blog

Barb Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, CDE, BC-ADM

Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Are Addressing Cardiometabolic Conditions

By Barbara Schreiner, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES

The boundaries across therapeutic interventions are blurring as we manage diabetes and its cardiovascular comorbidities. Increasingly, diabetes care and education specialists are addressing cardiovascular health in our persons with diabetes. But what is driving this intertwining of metabolic and cardiovascular conditions? 

The link between heart disease and diabetes

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.
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.
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.

Featured Vlog 

Preventing Serious Complications in People with Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes care and education specialists increasingly address and tend to the cardiovascular health of people with diabetes, so it is important to stay aware of the risk of severe complications that people with diabetes and people with heart disease face from vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn more about 5 recommended vaccines for people with diabetes and heart disease in this video with Barb Schreiner, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES.

 

Education for Your Practice

Advanced Practice Certificate: Managing Diabetes Complications covers 7 key diabetes complications including hypertension, kidney disease, neuropathy, diabetes-related eye disease, sexual issues and dental disease. 8.5 CE

Recorded Webinar: Medical Nutrition Therapy to Reduce Risk for and Manage Cardiovascular Disease which uses case studies to illuminate CVD-MNT recommendations. 1 CE. 60 minutes

Recorded Webinar: Glycemic Management in People with High Cardiovascular Risk provides strategies for integrating the results of CVD outcome trials with SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists into daily practice. 1 CE. 60 minutes

Recorded Webinar: A Practical Approach to Integrating the 2018 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Practice Guidelines for PWDs which uses case studies to assess CVD risk and treatment. 1 CE. 60 minutes

Live WebinarSeries: 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

Danatech covers blood pressure monitors and weight scales

Looking for more resources? Go to danatech.org, our free-for-ADCES members website, and find product information, clinical guidelines and position statements.


Resources for People With Diabetes

What is the Link?

What is the Link?

Covers the key risk factors for heart disease and the connection between heart disease and diabetes.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

Targets of Care

Targets of Care

Gives the current recommended ranges for blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI and physical activity. Also provides some strategies for reducing risk.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

Prevention

Prevention

Using the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors as its framework, this tip sheet offers suggestions for preventing the development of heart disease. 


Also available in Spanish/Español.

Top 5 Questions

Top 5 Questions for your Diabetes Team

Gives people with diabetes five areas they should cover with their care team covering the areas of risk, treatment options, safety issues, herbal products and steps to take to avoid developing heart disease.

Also available in Spanish/Español.


From WebMD Education:

How Is Diabetes Related to Heart Disease?

Learn more about the link between diabetes and heart disease with this interactive educational program developed by ADCES and Medscape. Learn how diabetes is linked to heart disease, why it's important to care about heart disease, who is at risk and healthy habits to help lower your risk for heart disease if you have diabetes. 

How can I make my heart healthier and manage my blood sugar at the same time?

Learn more about the link between diabetes and heart disease with this interactive educational program developed by ADCES and Medscape. Find out how lowering blood sugar can make your heart healthier, which medicines address these conditions, tips for a healthier lifestyle and a list of questions to take with you on your next healthcare visit. 


ADCES Journal Articles

The Diabetes Educator Journal

Correlates of Self-Care Behaviors in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Comorbid Heart Failure
Fekadu B. Aga, MSc, PhD Candidate, Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, Tedla Kebede, MD, Melinda Kay Higgins, PhD, Rebecca A. Gary, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN
First Published June 14, 2019.

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Clinic-based Mediterranean-style Diet Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk for Hispanic Americans With Type 2 Diabetes
Laura Cubillos, MPH, Yanire Estrada del Campo, MPH, Khalil Harbi, MSPH, Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH
First Published April 21, 2017.

Setting Single or Multiple Goals for Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Pragmatic Pilot Randomized Trial
Christine M. Swoboda, MS, RD, Carla K. Miller, PhD, RD, FAND, Celia E. Wills, PhD, RN
First Published May 18, 2016.

Meaning of Illness and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Cheryl P. Lynch, MD, MPH, Joni Strom Williams, MD, MPH, Delia Voronca, MS, Rebekah J. Walker, PhD, Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS
First Published February 15, 2016.

Adherence to the 2013 Blood Cholesterol Guidelines in Patients With Diabetes at a PCMH: Comparison of Physician Only and Combination Physician/Pharmacist Visits
April Hinds, PharmD, BCACP, Debra Lopez, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, CDE, Karen Rascati, PhD, Jason Jokerst, PharmD, BCPS, Maaya Srinivasa, PharmD, CDE, BCACP
First Published February 22, 2016.

Detecting and Managing Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes in Patients With Acute Stroke
Aiqun Liu, MSN, RN, CDE, Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP, Marilyn E. Schallom, PhD, RN, CCNS, Martha J. Riley, MSN, RN, CDE, W. Dean Klinkenberg, PhD
First Published August 5, 2015.

Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Framingham Versus UKPDS Equations
Chun-Ja Kim, PhD, RN, Hee Sun Kang, RN, PhD, Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN, Sun-Mi Chae, PhD, RN, CPNP
First Published February 19, 2015.

 

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ADCES in Practice Articles

SGLT2 Inhibitors: Cardiovascular Benefits Beyond Glycemic Control
Jamie Cook, PharmD, Jessica Ayers, PharmD, Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDE, FAADE
First Published April 20, 2018.

The Management of Hypertension in People With Diabetes
John Bucheit, PHARMD, BCACP, CDE, Evan Sisson, PHARMD, MSHA, BCACP, CDE, FAADE
First Published July 1, 2019.

Hypertension and Diabetes: One Goal Doesn’t Fit All
Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, CDE, FAADE, John Bucheit, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
First Published December 28, 2016.

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