Practice Resources

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.

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

Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Are Addressing Cardiometabolic Conditions

By Barbara Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, BC-ADM, CDE

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? 

Related Education 

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: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM with SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP1-Receptor Agonists: Translating Evidence into Patient Outcomes reviews the latest data on cardiovascular outcomes and provides practical diabetes care and education specialist-driven strategies to optimize the appropriate use of novel agents as part of type 2 diabetes and CVD management. 1 CE. 60 minutes. Free to ADCES Members

Recorded Webinar: Individualizing Type 2 Diabetes Treatments with GLP-1 RA CVOT Outcomes Data covers the importance of improving cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes management and how recently reported CVOTs data related to type 2 diabetes therapies impact current and future clinical practice. 1.5 CE. 90 minutes. Free to ADCES Members

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

Recorded Webinar: A Practical Approach to Integrating the 2018 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Practice Guidelines for People with Diabetes will compare the 2018 guidelines to other current dyslipidemia recommendations and will illustrate the recommendations through case examples. 1 CE. 60 minutes 

Tip Sheets for Educators & PWD

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.



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.

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