Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Failure

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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July 15, 2021

The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes and heart failure highlights the need for optimal strategies for comanaging these diseases. An estimated 26.9 million Americans, or 8.2% of the US population, have diabetes; an additional 6.2 million have heart failure. The prevalence of heart failure is between 9% and 22% among patients with diabetes, or four times higher than in the general population, with prevalence even higher among patients older than 60.

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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