Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of disability and death for people with diabetes1

1 in 3 patients with T2D have established CVD2

9 of 10 patients with T2D and established CVD have ASCVD2*

Only 2 in 10 patients with T2D are prescribed a glucose-lowering treatment with a proven CVD benefit3†

*ASCVD includes cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, coronary heart disease or peripheral arterial disease. 
Glucose-lowering treatments with proven CVD benefit include certain GLP-1 RAs and SGLT-2is.


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