Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: Understanding, Prevention, and ManagementAuthor(s): Sasha B
This abstract explores the complex relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular risk, highlighting the mechanisms underlying their connection. Hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, inflammation, and dyslipidemia contribute to the heightened susceptibility of individuals with diabetes to cardiovascular complications. Preventive strategies encompass blood sugar control, blood pressure management, lifestyle modifications, smoking cessation, and cholesterol optimization. A comprehensive approach involving multidisciplinary interventions is crucial, addressing blood sugar, blood pressure, and lipid profiles. Antiplatelet therapy and angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers are essential components of risk reduction. Regular screenings aid in early detection. Healthcare practitioners play a pivotal role in educating patients, offering guidance, and tailoring approaches. Proactive management empowers individuals to mitigate cardiovascular risks, enhancing overall well-being.