Current and Future State of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: Case 2: Patient-Centered Management of Diabetes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

This case-based activity explores the changing landscape of diabetes management and its association with CVD and DKD, and highlights a team approach to diabetes care encouraging patient-centered diabetes self-management skills, education, and support (DSMES).

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss prevalence and associations of diabetes, cardiovascular disorders (CVD), and diabetic kidney disease (DKD) 
  • Recognize diabetes as a CVD equivalent and accelerator
  • Review behavioral interventions for mitigating CVD and DKD risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)
  • Distinguish major drug classes and outcomes from cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) related to impacts on glycemic control, CVD, and DKD risk reduction in T2DM
  • Develop clinical strategies using CVOT drug classes to optimize glycemic goals and reduce CVD and DKD risk for patients with T2DM
  • Implement a team approach to diabetes care encouraging patient-centered diabetes self-management skills, education, and support (DSMES)