Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Failure

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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December 14, 2020

The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes and heart failure highlights the need for optimal strategies for comanaging these diseases. An estimated 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the US population, have diabetes; an additional 6.5 million have heart failure; and between 1.5 and 2 million patients are living with both conditions.

Diabetes and heart failure often occur simultaneously, and one disease independently increases the risk of developing the other. Considering that the two diseases emerge from a shared pathophysiology, treatment of patients with both conditions should also be linked. Patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure often require medications to treat one or both diseases, so physicians must be aware of how therapeutics used for one condition can affect the outcomes of the other.

Are you familiar with the latest guidance on managing comorbid diabetes and heart failure? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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