An estimated 47 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiometabolic disorders, putting them at an increased risk of developing heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Cardiometabolic disorders represent a cluster of interrelated risk factors, primarily hypertension, elevated fasting blood sugar, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity and elevated triglycerides. This strong association between diabetes and cardiovascular health provides a compelling reason for health care providers to work together to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors through early assessment and targeted interventions. The following ACC resources are focused on improving the quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic care:
- Diabetes Collaborative Registry™ is the first global, cross-specialty, clinical diabetes registry designed to track and improve the quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic medicine across the primary care and specialty care continuum. Designed by an interdisciplinary collaboration led by the American College of Cardiology and AstraZeneca, in partnership with the Association of American Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians and the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Diabetes Collaborative Registry provides a unique, longitudinal view of the presentation, progression, management and outcomes of patients with diabetes as they receive care and treatment. Learn more >>>
- Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease Clinical Topic Collection is a virtual online community serving all clinicians who care for patients with cardiometabolic risk factors or disease—from cardiologists to primary care providers to endocrinologists, and from physicians to advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, dieticians, patient educators and pharmacists. Read about the latest research and trends, hear from experts on the roles of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and get easy access to tools and resources for the management of cardiometabolic risk factors and disease. Visit the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease Clinical Topic Collection >>>
- Cardiometabolic Health Alliance is a partnership between the ACC and the National Minority Quality Forum, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Association of Black Cardiologists. The mission of the Alliance is to reduce acute events associated with cardiometabolic risk factors and disease, particularly among minorities and at risk populations.