Treating type 2 diabetes and heart failure

American Heart Association Scientific Statement News Brief

DALLAS, June 6, 2019 — People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for heart failure and many people have both diseases, which requires careful medical management.

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America brings the management of both diabetes and heart failure into one document and describes new approaches to medications, lifestyle modifications as well as highlighting the importance of multi-disciplinary care that includes physicians, nurses, registered dieticians, social workers and other allied professionals.

The statement is published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.


Authors are: writing group chair Shannon M. Dunlay, M.D., M.S., co-chair

Michael M. Givertz, M.D., David Aguilar, M.D.; Larry A. Allen, M.D., M.H.S.; Michael Chan, M.B.B.S.; Akshay S. Desai, M.D., M.P.H.; Anita Deswal, M.D., M.P.H.; Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Ph.D., R.N.; Mikhail N. Kosiborod, M.D.; Carolyn L. Lekavich, Ph.D., M.S.N., Rozalina G. McCoy, M.D., M.S.; Robert J. Mentz, M.D.; Ileana L. Piña, M.D., M.P.H. Author disclosures are on the manuscript.

Additional Resources:

  • After June 6, view the manuscript online.
  • Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Among US Adults (20+ years) with Diabetes in the United States (1999-2016)
  • Trends in Prevalence of Diabetes Awareness, Treatment, and Control in the United States (1999-2016)
  • Prevalence of Prediabetes and Diabetes in the United States (1999-2016)
  • Angela Bassett joins Know Diabetes by Heart, calling those living with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to share their stories
  • Know Diabetes by Heart™
  • Follow AHA/ASA news on Twitter @HeartNews

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