Reducing Cardiovascular Events and Mortality with Monthly Lifestyle Modification Counseling
Aug 25, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Keri Hames, PharmD Candidate, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lifestyle modification can impact cardiovascular outcomes including myocardial infarction, strokes, and death.
Many providers may not have the time to dedicate themselves to counseling patients with diabetes about lifestyle modifications. However, monthly lifestyle modification should become a necessity to improve the overall outcome in patients with diabetes.
In previous studies, evidence that lifestyle modifications could help with improving the overall health of a patient were lacking. Most trials showed that lifestyle modifications reduced blood pressure, weight, and blood glucose levels. Nevertheless, these are simply numbers, and often patients do not understand their significance. Now, we have a trial that shows lifestyle modification can have an impact on cardiovascular outcomes such as myocardial infarction, strokes, and death. This helps to put things in perspective for patients....
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