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Volume 33, Number 1, pages 15-17

Should Glucose Control Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes?

Kathleen Wyne, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in people with Type 2 diabetes. But does improved glucose control prevent CVD? Or could some pharmacological diabetes treatments actually increase CVD events? Dr. Wyne discusses a variety of studies that have explored these questions, their shortcomings, and what they’ve added to the knowledge base.

Complications and comorbiditiesCardiovascular disease