Reducing the burden of diabetes: managing cardiovascular disease.

  title={Reducing the burden of diabetes: managing cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Harry Keen and Ch Clark and Markku Laakso},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={15 3},
Of the threats to health and life that beset the person with diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly coronary heart disease (CHD) but also cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease, represent the heaviest burden. The relative risk for CVD is very high for Type 1 diabetes, but the absolute risk, in terms of numbers, is much higher for Type 2. In all societies, diabetes increases cardiovascular risk twofold or more, compared with the local non-diabetic population. Some of the… CONTINUE READING
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