Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in patients with type 2 diabetes: a message from the National Diabetes Education Program.

@article{Gavin2003ReducingCD,
  title={Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in patients with type 2 diabetes: a message from the National Diabetes Education Program.},
  author={James R. Gavin and Kevin A. Peterson and Elizabeth Warren-Boulton},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={1569-74}
}
Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 65 percent of deaths in persons with type 2 diabetes. However, awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes remains low, resulting in missed opportunities to lower risks for coronary events and strokes. The National Diabetes Education Program has begun a campaign to increase patient participation in risk-reduction practice s by promoting the "ABCs" of diabetes care: A(1c) level, Blood pressure, and Cholesterol level. By… CONTINUE READING

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