Reducing Vascular Risk in Patients Living with Diabetes

Determine which patients with diabetes require vascular protective therapy


This tool was developed based on the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes. Published every five years, these guidelines represent the best and most current evidence-based clinical practice data for healthcare professionals.

Diabetes significantly accelerates the development and natural history of cardiovascular disease compared to individuals without diabetes. Healthy behaviour interventions and pharmacological approaches aimed at cardiovascular disease risk reduction can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality, and are an important cornerstone of the management of diabetes.


Stone, J. A., Houlden, R. L., Lin, P., Udell, J. A., Verma, S.

Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2018, 42 Suppl 1: S162-S169

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1. Cardiovascular Disease?

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• Angina; previous MI; previous PTCI; previous CABG

• Peripheral artery disease: claudication, peripheral bypass

• Cerebrovascular disease: TIA, CVA

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