J Korean Diabetes.  2011 Dec;12(4):198-200. 10.4093/jkd.2011.12.4.198.

Treatment Strategy for Diabetes with Cardiovascular Disease

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Endolife@kuh.ac.kr


Individuals with diabetes mellitus are at 2- to 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease relative to individuals without diabetes, and hypoglycemia is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in diabetic patients. Here, we present a discussion of multiple hypoglycemic drugs and their cardiovascular effects. In addition, we provide summary recommendations for glucose-lowering regimens in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.


Diabetes mellitus; Cardiovascular diseases

MeSH Terms

Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypoglycemic Agents
Hypoglycemic Agents


  • Fig. 1. Proposed antihyperglycemic starategy in the patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.


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