Diabetes and Cardiovascular



The pathophysiology of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is complex and multifactorial. Understanding these profound mechanisms of disease can help clinicians identify and treat CVD in patients with diabetes, as well as help patients prevent these potentially devastating complications. Diabetes is a prime risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Vascular disorders include retinopathy and nephropathy, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), stroke, and coronary artery disease (CAD). Diabetes also affects the heart muscle, causing both systolic and diastolic heart failure. According to science research 97% of patients with diabetes have increased triglycerides, increased levels of small LDL particles cholesterol and decreased HDL cholesterol.

In this program you’ll learn about how diabetes leads to cardiovascular disease and why it is dangerous to your whole body.