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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
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Lesson 3 - Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Lesson 1: Carbohydrate counting Lesson 2: The Insulin Pump Lesson 3: Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease Lesson 4: Type 1 Diabetes Lesson 5: Type 2 Diabetes Lesson 6: Early Morning Hyperglycemia

Welcome back! Now that you're all nice and well rested, let's jump straight into another lesson. This time, building upon the information previously mentioned in Lesson #4, we're going to explore the correlation between Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease.

For a quick recap of vascular problems associated with diabetes (including atherosclerosis), click here to refer back to Lesson #4, "What Causes Diabetes Complications?"

In this lesson, we'll take a look at:

  • What is Coronary Artery Disease?
  • Why is Coronary Artery Disease so Important to Prevent?
  • What are the Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease?
  • How Diabetes Increases the Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Preventive Measures and Treatment
  • What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

Assignment #1


At least, not before you take this short and (relatively) painless quiz to see how well you know your stuff.

So, how did you do? Think you could clean-up in the "Coronary Artery Disease and Diabetes" category on "Jeopardy?" If so, be sure to remember to phrase your answer in the form of a question. If not, let's do a little review before anyone notices.

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