Diabetes Mellitus continues to be a major health concern worldwide and is a well-known risk factor in both heart failure and cardiovascular disease. Recent trials discussing antidiabetic medications have armed healthcare professionals with additional recommendations regarding the approach to treating cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. This program provides an excellent review of the pathophysiology, cardiovascular complications, evidence from the latest clinical trials, and treatment recommendations to reduce cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Discuss the pathophysiology between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
2. Recognize the cardiovascular consequences related to hypoglycemia.
3. Cite the complications of diabetes mellitus leading to cardiovascular disease
4. Identify antidiabetic drugs and discuss their latest clinical trials surrounding cardiovascular disease.
5. Discuss DM management guidelines and current therapeutic perspectives as it pertains to cardiovascular disease.
Estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.
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