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Experts differ on CV risk reduction for women with diabetes

Experts at the International Diabetes Federation 2019 Congress had differing opinions on whether women with diabetes need more aggressive cardiovascular risk reduction efforts than men. Endocrinologist David Simmons said they do because having diabetes negates any life expectancy advantage women have over men, while endocrinologist Timothy Davis countered that study data show that while excess CV risk linked to diabetes may be higher for women, the absolute risk is greater for men.

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