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Poole R. Improving cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes. Practitioner May 2022;266(1858):21-24

Improving cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes

25 May 2022Registered users

Type 2 diabetes reduces life expectancy by up to 10 years and around half of all patients die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). NICE advises that in patients whose QRISK2 score is 10% or higher and those with established CVD, an SGLT2 inhibitor should be used early on. For those patients initially assessed as not having established CVD or a QRISK2 score of 10% or higher, at each assessment two factors should be considered: if the HbA1c target has been achieved and whether their CVD risk has changed.

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