Cardiovascular Protection with Novel Diabetes Medications

Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist, talks about novel medications for diabetes that offer cardiovascular protection.

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Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist, talks about novel medications for diabetes that offer cardiovascular protection.
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Featuring Dr. Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist

Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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Cardiovascular Protection with Novel Diabetes Medications

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1

One of the medications to prevent heart disease in diabetics is empagliflozin.

Explanation:

Empagliflozin is one of the medications used to prevent heart disease in diabetics. It belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Empagliflozin lowers glucose through urine excretion.

2

If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop heart disease.

Explanation:

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. That's because high blood glucose levels can damage the heart and blood vessels.

3

There are no injectable drugs used to prevent heart disease in diabetics.

Explanation:

Liraglutide is an injectable drug used to prevent heart disease in diabetics. It is in the glucagonlike peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) class.

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Small blood vessel complications can also damage a patient's eyes, feet and kidneys.

Explanation:

People with diabetes must have good blood glucose control or they face complications including foot ulcers, diabetic retinopathy in the eyes and kidney failure.

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People with diabetes face an increased risk of heart attack but not of stroke.

Explanation:

People with diabetes face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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