164162 - The heart of diabetes management: managing type 2 diabetes and CVD risk
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After participating in this program GPs will gain a better understanding of people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have an increased risk for the development of cardiac and other vascular events, heart failure (HF), and decline in renal function.Relevance to General Practice
Diabetes is a national health priority and the number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing, along with rising overweight and obesity rates, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population.
The goals of management of T2DM are to prevent or delay complications and maintain quality of life. This requires both control of glycaemia and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors.
It is important to understand the cardiovascular risk of each individual and manage appropriately, with patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) at particularly high risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events.
Lifestyle changes are critical to a comprehensive approach to reduce CVD risk; these need to be accompanied by good management of clinical risk factors such as blood pressure and dyslipidaemia.