Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S. successfully manage their heart disease risk. The study was published on Jan. 10 in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal.
Joshua Joseph, MD, chair of the statement’s writing group and an endocrinologist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, said that in the United States, less than 1 in 5 adults with [Type 2 Diabetes] not diagnosed with cardiovascular disease are meeting optimal [Type 2 management goals of not smoking and achieving healthy levels of blood sugar, blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Less than 20% of those with type 2 Diabetes — are successfully managing their heart disease risk, and far too many are struggling to stop smoking and lose weight, two key CVD risk factors. Healthcare professionals, the healthcare industry and broader community organizations all have an essential role to play in supporting people with type 2 Diabetes.