Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


January 14, 2021

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 700 million by 2045.

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 (T2D) 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 T2D? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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