Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease

  • Graham T. McMahon


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes. Hyperglycemia, hypertension, and dyslipidemia associated with type 2 diabetes each contribute to the accelerated atherosclerosis that occurs in this disease. An integrated approach to diabetes management can halve the rate of cardiovascular events through lifestyle modification, smoking cessation, use of antiplatelet drugs, and careful attention to management of glucose, blood pressure, and dyslipidemia. While challenging to accomplish, thoughtful management can meaningfully improve both the quality of life and longevity of patients with diabetes.


Glycemic Control Insulin Glargine Insulin Detemir United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, Harvard Medical School, Diabetes and HypertensionBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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