For people with diabetes, blood glucose isn’t the only important factor to track. New guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes should also manage their cholesterol as well as their blood glucose. Drs. Ronald Goldberg and Robert Eckel discuss the new American Heart Association’s 2018 Cholesterol Guidelines, released in November 2018 and the implications for type 2 diabetes along with pharmacotherapy and lifestyle interventions (2018 AHA Cholesterol Guidelines – Top Ten Things To Know).
Episode 3 – American Heart Association’s 2018 Cholesterol Guidelines and the Implications for Type 2 Diabetes
Ronald Goldberg, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His research interests are in the prevention and early phases of development of diabetes and its complications with a special focus on the evolution of cardiovascular risk and disease in diabetes and in the metabolism and clinical relevance of HDL. His clinical and teaching interests are in the area of diabetes and lipid disorders.
Robert Eckel, MD is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and currently the Charles A. Boettcher II Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis, Professor of Medicine with appointments in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Division of Cardiology, and professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Anschutz Medical Campus, and director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital. He also was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In addition, he served as President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and then president of the American Heart Association.