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    There are a lot of great things we can do for our patients to make their lives healthier and more livable. The problem is they all take time to accomplish and our current healthcare system does not allow prescribers enough time to even try to help. That is why nurses, ...

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Question #877

In a survey with medical professionals, 78% got this wrong. Can you do better?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what percentage of patients who have diabetes and are older than 65 y will die of heart disease?

Correct

Answer: B. 68%

Explanation:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. More than one-third of individuals with diabetes have cardiovascular disease. At least 68% of people ?65 y with diabetes die from some form of heart disease, and 16% die of stroke.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/DIABETES/statistics/cvd/fig2.htm Last reviewed November 2013. Accessed January 2017.  American Heart Association.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Diabetes/WhyDiabetesMatters/Cardiova scular-Disease-Diabetes_UCM_313865_Article.jsp. Last reviewed August 2015. Accessed January 2017.

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