The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes and heart failure highlights the need for optimal strategies for comanaging these diseases. Estimates suggest that over 30 million Americans have diabetes; an additional 6.5 million have heart failure. The prevalence of heart failure is between 9% and 22% among patients with diabetes, with prevalence even higher among patients older than 60 years of age.
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.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori, Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Failure - Medscape - Feb 15, 2022.