The possibilities of atherosclerosis prevention in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Authors: I. Tkáč
Authors‘ workplace: IV. interná klinika Lekárskej fakulty UPJŠ a FN L. Pasteura, Košice, Slovenská republika, prednosta prof. MUDr. Ivan Tkáč, Ph. D.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2005; 51(6): 718-724
Category: Reviews


The prevention of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes should start a long time before the diagnosis of diabetes is done by early screening of the high risk individuals based on their family history or on the presence of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose or microalbuminuria. Early lifestyle and drug interventions in such subjects are able to delay both the development of diabetes and atherosclerosis. After making the diagnosis of diabetes, it is necessary to begin or to continue with multifactorial intervention (reviewed in the table), which will eventually lead to reduction of incidence of macrovascular diseases in diabetes at least by one half.

Key words:
type 2 diabetes mellitus – atherosclerosis – macrovascular complications – risk factors – insulin resistance


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