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Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

Pocket Guidelines

Diabetes and the Heart
Chronic Nursing Care
Risk Factors and Prevention

Publication Date: 2013

Chairpersons: Lars Rydén & Peter Grant

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Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Definition, classification, and screening
  • The cardiovascular continuum
  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease
    • Lifestyle
    • Glucose control
    • Blood pressure
    • dyslipdiaemia
    • Platelet function
    • Multifactorial approaches
  • Management of stable & unstable coronary artery disease
    • Optimal medical treatment
    • Revascularization
  • Management of heart failure
  • Management of arrhythmias
    • Diabetes mellitus and atrial fibrillation
    • Sudden cardiac death
  • Management of peripheral- and cerebrovascular disease
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Carotid artery disease
  • Management of microvascular disease in the eyes and kidneys
    • Treatment and treatment targets
  • Patients centred care