Podcast Series

photo of man on a train listening to a podcast on his phoneKnow Diabetes by Heart Professional Education Podcast Series focuses on the link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The series will consist of relevant cutting-edge topics such as up-to-date standards of care, guidelines and their implications for T2D and CVD, and approaches to shared decision making — among other topics.

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Fifth Podcast

The ASCVD Risk Calculator is a tool that enables healthcare providers and patients to estimate 10-year risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or ASCVD. Salim Virani, MD discusses the ASCVD risk calculator and why this assessment needs to be performed in patients with diabetes.
 
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Episode 5 – ASCVD Risk Calculator

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Salim Virani, MD, PhD is a Professor in the section of Cardiovascular Research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. His clinical practice includes being a Preventive Cardiologist at BCM and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, with an emphasis on management of complex dyslipidemias. Dr. Virani’s research portfolio aims to understand several domains in the delivery of high quality primary and secondary cardiovascular disease preventive care. He has authored or co-authored >300 peer-reviewed publications or book chapters related to various aspects of cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Virani serves as the Chair for the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Committee and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section of the American College of Cardiology. He has been an author on the 2018 AHA/ACC multi-society cholesterol guideline and the 2019 ACC/AHA Cardiovascular Disease Prevention guideline.
 

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Salim Virani, MD, PhD

 


 

Fourth Podcast

Shared decision-making is an effective approach to ensure patient and family involvement in decision-making and tailoring of treatment plans to meet goals. Jay Shubrook, DO, Robert Eckel, MD, and Patricia Montesinos, CRNP, CDE discuss how to interview and bring their patients to a collaborative discussion and joint treatment plan.
 
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Episode 4 – Shared Decision-Making

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Jay Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP is a Family Physician and Fellowship trained Diabetologist. He is currently a Professor at Touro University California. Dr. Shubrook’s professional work and passion focuses on preparing the primary care workforce to better manage diabetes; and optimizing the prevention and treatment of diabetes. He served as the Director of an integrated comprehensive diabetes care center and also as the Director of Clinical Research at both Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) and more recently Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine; and is the immediate past Chair of the Primary Care Advisory Board of the American Diabetes Association.
 

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Jay Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

 
Patricia Montesinos, CRNP, CDE is a graduate of the University of Maryland Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Georgetown University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program. She has 8 years of experience in the field of endocrinology and diabetes and currently works at the Medstar Diabetes Institute on the Pathway Program. This program is an innovative technology-enabled program focusing on improving glycemic control and reducing healthcare utilization for high risk adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.

 
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Patricia Montesinos, CRNP, CDE

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.
 

 

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Robert H. Eckel, MD

 


 

Third Podcast

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).
 
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Episode 3 – American Heart Association’s 2018 Cholesterol Guidelines and the Implications for Type 2 Diabetes

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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.

 
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Ronald Goldberg, MD

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.
 

 

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Robert H. Eckel, MD

 


 

Second Podcast

In a recent survey of people age 45 and older with T2D, only about half recognize their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their healthcare providers. Drs. Christopher Cannon and Ronald Goldberg will discuss the management and treatment of diabetes to prevent cardiovascular disease in the new American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Standards of Care.
 
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Episode 2 – Management and Treatment of Diabetes to Prevent Cardiovascular

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Christopher P. Cannon, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and senior physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Cannon is currently working on clinical trials, registries and quality improvement projects in the fields of acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, lipids and prevention, and has published over 1000 original articles, reviews or book chapters in the field of acute coronary syndromes and prevention and has authored or edited 18 books.

 
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Christopher P. Cannon, MD

 
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.

 
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Ronald Goldberg, MD

 


 

First Podcast

More than 30 million American adults have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, putting them at risk for having cardiovascular disease. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez from the American Heart Association and Dr. William Cefalu from the American Diabetes Association discuss the link between CVD and T2D.
 
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Episode 1 – Know Diabetes by HeartInitiative Discussion

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Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, MS is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association (AHA). Additionally, Dr. Sanchez helps to oversee the work of the AHA Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, and serves on numerous national and state advisory committees. Prior to joining AHA, he served as CMO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). Dr. Sanchez is board certified in family medicine.

 
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Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, MS

 
William T. Cefalu, MD is Chief Scientific, Medical & Mission Officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and President of the ADA Research Foundation. Dr. Cefalu leads the ADA’s Mission team, which includes the ADA’s Science & Medicine Division and Government Affairs and Advocacy division. Additionally, Dr. Cefalu leads the ADA’s research grants programs including Pathway to Stop Diabetes, Core research and individual research grants focused on improving health, saving lives and with the ultimate goal of a cure for diabetes.

 
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William T. Cefalu, MD