ARTICLE: Update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association

AUTHORS: Caroline S. Fox, Sherita Hill Golden, Cheryl Anderson, George A. Bray, Lora E. Burke, Ian H. de Boer, Prakash Deedwania, Robert H. Eckel, Abby G. Ershow, Judith Fradkin, Silvio E. Inzucchi, Mikhail Kosiborod, Robert G. Nelson, Mahesh J. Patel, Michael Pignone, Laurie Quinn, Philip R. Schauer, Elizabeth Selvin and Dorothea K. Vafiadis

JOURNAL: Diabetes Care. 2015 Aug 5. pii: dci150012. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease risk factor control as primary prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has changed substantially in the past few years. The purpose of this scientific statement is to review the current literature and key clinical trials pertaining to blood pressure and blood glucosecontrol, cholesterol management, aspirin therapy, and lifestyle modification. We present a synthesis of the recent literature, new guidelines, and clinical targets, including screening for kidney and subclinical cardiovascular disease for the contemporary management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

For a link to the full article, click here: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/05/dci15-0012.1.long

Link to abstract online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26246459

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