Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients who have Diabetes119

Ali A. Jawa and Vivian A. Fonseca

This article examines the evidence in favor or against choosing treatment with insulin secretagogues or sensitizers as the preferred way to prevent cardiovascular events. It should be emphasized that most patients eventually will be treated with a combination of therapies; therefore, much of the discussion may not be relevant. Conversely, combination of two sensitizers may have added effects. Also, retrospective data suggest that a combination of sulfonylurea and metformin may be associated with increased cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize the relative value of these different agents as we choose complex therapeutic regimens.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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