Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


June 03, 2020

Diabetes is a global public health epidemic. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 463 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes, a number that is predicted to increase to 642 million by 2040.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most significant comorbidities associated with diabetes. It is estimated that approximately one third of individuals with diabetes have comorbid CVD. Large prospective trials have identified type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as a significant risk factor for stroke, angina, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and atherosclerosis. Cardiovascular disease also claims a significant number of lives in individuals with diabetes.

How much do you know about CVD risk among persons with T2DM? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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