With diabetes often comes a host of related complications. Diabetes educators also don’t just treat diabetes; they look at the full range of cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes obesity, hypertension and cardiac disorders. PROJECT VISION is about making others aware of this additional role and ensuring that people with diabetes understand that diabetes educators provide more holistic care.
We define cardiometabolic to include obesity, prediabetes, diabetes and the full cardiometabolic spectrum. Cardiometabolic conditions encompass both microvascular damage, including but not limited to the eyes, kidneys and nerves, and macrovascular damage to the cardiovascular system, i.e., heart attack, stroke and insufficient blood flow to the legs.