Vascular disease risk markers in diabetes: monitoring & intervention.

S. Winters, V. Jernigan

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Abstract

Identifying and treating risk markers for vascular disease in diabetes is significant in preventing long-term disabilities and containing health care costs. Current research recommends maintaining normal blood glucose levels in all diabetes patients. Blood glucose that is elevated for several years is a major factor in the development and progression of microvascular diabetes complications. Patients play a key role in monitoring vascular disease risk markers. This article provides information on the risk markers to monitor, microvascular and macrovascular complications, and current therapies to combat complication progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40, 43-46, 49 passim; quiz 65-67
JournalThe Nurse practitioner
Volume25
Issue number6 Pt 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

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