Update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence

Published: August 05, 2015

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  • After reaching a peak in the 1960s, mortality rates from coronary artery disease (CAD) have declined steadily in the United States. While there has also been improvements in CAD mortality in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, they are at incrementally higher cardiovascular risk than nondiabetics.
  • This scientific statement provides a focused update of recent studies on CVD risk factor control and prevention, and screening for renal and subclinical coronary artery disease in people with diabetes.
  • Several key research questions remain to make greater strides in lowering clinical cardiovascular disease in this high-risk patient population.