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Know Your Diabetes by Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Diabetes care kit

Presentation Handout/Slides

People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about half recognized their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their healthcare providers.  Attend this webinar to increase awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and to learn how to empower people to better manage their risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.

Target Audience:  

Providers, nurses, practice managers, certified diabetic educators and clinical staff are invited to join this event.


Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pathophysiology of the diabetes connection to cardiovascular disease
  2. Discuss risk factors that increase risk for heart attack and stroke
  3. Discuss techniques that can be employed to educate and engage patients to decrease risk of heart attack and stroke in the context of diabetes
  4. State recommended blood pressure targets (AHA and ADA), blood glucose targets (ADA), and A1C (ADA)
  5. Discuss how to use data to drive change and avoid clinical inertia

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credit has been requested and is pending approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing for this event.


Eric L. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.   He serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Diabetes Center at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Johnson completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota-Fargo Program and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

As well, Dr. Johnson serves as Chair of the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Group, President of the Board of the American Diabetes Association-North Dakota Affiliate and President of Tobacco Free North Dakota Board of Directors.  Dr. Johnson has publications in the areas of diabetes, tobacco related disease, interprofessional education, liver disease and oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease.   Dr. Johnson also has strong interests in technology management of diabetes and simulation in health sciences education.


February 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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