Published: 16 November 2021
Author(s): Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas, Jaime Sanz-Cánovas, Lidia Cobos-Palacios, Almudena López-Sampalo, Luis M. Pérez-Belmonte
Issue: March 2022

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) [1]. The presence of CVD has been described as the main cause of death among individuals with T2D and is associated with a reduction in life expectancy of up to 12 years. Reduced life expectancy has been also described among individuals with T2D and no CVD; sixty percent of this difference in survival can be attributed to cardiovascular events [1,2].

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