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Optimising cardiovascular risk reduction in diabetes

September 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25(suppl 2):S19–S26 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.s10

Optimising cardiovascular risk reduction in diabetes

W David Strain

Abstract

Introduction Throughout this supplement, there has been discussion of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease within people with diabetes, and a focus on the management of glycaemia. Given that the majority of people with diabetes ultimately die a premature cardiovascular death, diabetes management has become synonymous with cardiovascular risk reduction. However, since the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS),1 it has become increasingly clear that the multi-factorial nature of diabetes requires a multi-factorial approach. Initially, much of this was extrapolated from existing cardiovascular data, with diabetes just being re

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