Diabetes and Heart Disease: The Role of Aggressive Prevention

This course discusses the continuum of risk for cardiometabolic syndrome or prediabetes and insulin resistance, evidence supporting assessment of biomarkers for cardiovascular risk assessment and the role of cardiac imaging in risk assessment in this population.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare practitioners.  

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the mechanism of action by which diabetes mellitus (DM) can cause atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
  • Explain the association between DM, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and A1C levels.
  • Discuss the relationship between DM and diabetic cardiomyopathy.
  • Describe the mechanisms linking DM, obesity and CVD.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • American Diabetes Association. (2018). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2018. Diabetes care, 41(Supplement 1).      
  • Leon, B. M., & Maddox, T. M. (2015). Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Epidemiology, biological mechanisms, treatment recommendations and future research. World journal of diabetes, 6(13), 1246.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
11/01/2018
Course expires: 
10/31/2021

Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC, FACP
Medical Director, Center for Healthcare Advancement & Outcomes
Baptist Health South Florida
Medical Director, Prevention and Community Health
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Head of Cardiology & Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
FIU Wertheim College of Medicine

Theodore Feldman, M.D., faculty for this educational activityhas indicated that he is on the speakers' bureau for Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novo Nordisk and is a consultant for Merck.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual has been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*. 

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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