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Episode 56: Type 2 Diabetes – how sweet it isn’t – Part II

Episode 56 continues from where we left off last time with type 2 diabetes. In this podcast, we bring out the numbers and put the risks of diabetes into context by discussing the absolute cardiovascular risks associated with different levels of HbA1c. In addition, we talk about other things to look at in the evaluation of type 2 diabetes and Jillian Popel again joins us for the ride. She is quite shocked by what she hears about how “absolutely low” the renal risks associated with type 2 diabetics really are. She is also quite shocked by most of what Mike and James have to say in general, but that’s a whole other issue for another time.

Show Notes

1) Diabetes is NOT a CHD risk equivalent

Diabet Med 2009;26:142–8

2) Calculating cardiovascular risk for type 2 diabetics<

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3) The risks associated with diabetes

Diabetes Care 2003;26:2353-8

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