Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes for Health Care Professionals


The Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes for Health Care Professionals course from Know Diabetes by Heart™ is a four-part program designed to help health care professionals stay up to date on the latest evidence-based guidelines on diabetes care. 


Complete this FREE online course at your own pace and gain critical knowledge on treating and managing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in people living with type 2 diabetes.


This interactive program is developed from the Standards of Care in Diabetes—2024 and will help you apply updated recommendations on diabetes, CVD and CKD to real-life scenarios.


On completion, a certificate will be received.


Identify best practices in treating and managing CVD and CKD in people living with type 2 diabetes.


June 30, 2025



Achieving Goals with Cardiac and Renal Protection in Mind

  • Setting blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol management goals through timely screenings and proper treatment.

  • Learn about lifestyle intervention strategies and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services.


Diabetes with Cardiovascular and Kidney Complications


  • Explore current guidelines for managing type 2 diabetes and CKD.  


  • Identify options to reduce cardiovascular risk and CKD risk in people living with type 2 diabetes. 

  • Understand the evidence supporting different treatments.


Secondary Prevention




  • Discover the relationship between type 2 diabetes and risk factors for patients with a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or heart failure. 

  • Examine guideline-directed therapies. 

  • Understand management strategies and identify possible socioeconomic and cultural barriers that may deny prevention therapies for patients with a history of ASCVD or heart failure.


Lifestyle Management and Health



  • Learn about lifestyle management and motivational interviewing to help patients make positive behavioral changes, and the evidence supporting this method. 

  • Understand the role of community health workers as key team members in patient-centered care.



Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP

Allen I. White Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Washington State University 

Jennifer B. Green, MD


Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition 
Duke University School of Medicine 
Duke Clinical Research Institute 

Donald E. Cutlip, MD 



Professor of Medicine 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Teri L. Hernandez, PhD, RN



Professor and Associate Dean for Research

College of Nursing

Department of Medicine/ Endocrinology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

This program is part of the Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative

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