Connecting Diabetes and Heart Disease

Learn to effectively manage the treatment of patients with diabetes to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke using evidence-based therapies.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours, 0.3 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

Achieving Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes

It is important for cardiovascular nurses, nurse practitioners and other members of the cardiovascular health care team to ensure patients with diabetes are effectively treated with evidence-based therapies. By initiating or switching to appropriate treatments for diabetes, improved patient outcomes are possible, with reduced risk of major cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify the gaps between HCP and patient knowledge and understanding regarding the link between CVD and diabetes.
  • Explain best practices and effective strategies in managing patients with diabetes in the CVD setting
  • Summarize selection and management of antihyperglycemic therapies including dosing and potential side effects (particularly medications that help the heart as well as diabetes, and where they fit into treatment).


  • Cindy Lamendola MS, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA
  • Donna Louie RN, CDE, FPCNA