Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit
This bilingual toolkit contains 29 different patient education topics for your patients with and at risk for prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Download topics in English or Spanish, print out, and customize educational packets to meet your patients' individual needs. Each title is written at the 5th or 6th grade level, is black & white with simple line graphics for easy photocopying, and contains a customization area so you can personalize them. Best of all, they're free of copyright restrictions, so you can copy and distribute without worry.
What is Cardiometabolic Risk?
Cardiometabolic risk (CMR) is a construct that comprises a cluster of risk factors that are good indicators of a patient's overall risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). CMR focuses clinical attention on the value of systematic evaluation, education, lifestyle behavior changes, disease prevention, and treatment. Assessing cardiometabolic risk gives clinicians a more comprehensive picture of a patients' health and potential risk for future disease and complications.
Cardiometabolic risk factors include:
Each of these risk factors pose a danger to good health, and the more your patients have, the greater their risk of type 2 diabetes and CVD.
Through a variety of educational and public awareness activities, the American Diabetes Association is working to educate patients about their cardiometabolic risk factors, helping them learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease so they can take action to lower their risk. First things first: We're encouraging patients to talk to their doctor, nurse practitioner, or physicians assistant about their risk.
Learn more about cardiometabolic risk and preventing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: