Sex disparities in treatment of cardiac risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes

Wexler DJ, Grant RW, Meigs JB, Nathan DM, Cagliero E 

OBJECTIVE: Diabetes eliminates the protective effect of female sex on the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). We assessed sex differences in the treatment of CHD risk factors among patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis included 3,849 patients with diabetes treated in five academic internal medicine practices from 2000 to 2003. Outcomes were stratified by the presence of CHD and included adjusted odds ratios (AORs) that women (relative to men) were treated with hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, lipid-lowering medications or aspirin (if indicated) and AORs of reaching target HbA(1c), blood pressure, or lipid levels. 

 

 


Wexler DJ, Grant RW, Meigs JB, Nathan DM, Cagliero E. Sex disparities in treatment of cardiac risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005;28:514-520. 

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