The Major Complications of Poorly Treated Diabetes
See these links to Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Review, an American Diabetes Association/American College of Cardiology newsletter featuring information on treatment guidelines for patients with Diabetes and risk of Heart Disease. Each article includes a two-page summary of the facts for Patients who might be unfamiliar with general medical terms. (all files require Adobe Acrobat Reader).
- Redefining Diabetes Control.
This article gives an excellent overview of the link between diabetes and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. It also includes helpful charts detailing the standards of clinical care for diabetes patients, from blood glucose and blood pressure control to yearly tests and weight goals.
- Hypertension in Diabetes.
This article details the risks of high blood pressure in diabetic patients and summarizes goals for the gradual treatment of high blood pressure.
- Diabetic Dyslipidemia.
This article discusses the high risk of heart disease associated with the combination of diabetes and high cholesterol. It describes the different types of cholesterol (“good” and “bad,” and sets target cholesterol levels for diabetes patients.
- Nutrition, Diabetes and CVD.
This article compares different nutrition recommendations for diabetes patients and gives some basic guidelines for a healthy diet for diabetics.
- Coronary Heart Disease in Women with Diabetes.
This article gives an overview of women-specific issues in diabetes and heart disease.