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Managing CV Risk in Diabetes: Setting More Aggressive Goals to Meet a Growing Crisis

The evolving diabetes epidemic is raising concern over the adverse long-term effect on cardiovascular (CV) disease. In just 6 years, from 1997 to 2003, the incidence of self-reported diabetes in the United States increased by 41%. If left unchecked, the escalation in diabetes threatens to counteract the dramatic reductions that have been achieved in CV disease morbidity and mortality over the past 50 years.




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Growing impact of diabetes on acute MI hospitalizations, 1988 vs 2002

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Growing impact of diabetes on acute MI hospitalizations, 1988 vs 2002 IVUS shows greater atherosclerotic disease burden in diabetes ADA: Physical activity recommendations in type 2 diabetes and IGT INVEST: Significant predictors of diabetes INVEST: Follow up systolic BP associated with new diabetes Prevention of CV events with lipid lowering by diabetes status: Meta-analysis HPS: Statin beneficial irrespective of baseline lipid level and diabetes status CARDS: Statin reduces primary outcome TNT diabetic analysis: Treatment effects on LDL-C TNT diabetic analysis: First major CV event TNT: MetS increases CV risk regardless of diabetes status AHA/ACC 2006 Secondary prevention guidelines: Risk factor modification in diabetes

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