A collaboration between the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York City resulted in a treasure trove of information on type 2 diabetes (T2D) and women’s heart health—thanks to Berrie Center Adult Endocrinologist Jacqueline Lonier, MD, and Diabetes Educator, Courtney Melrose who participated in a recent evening seminar on the topic.
Dr. Lonier addressed the CRF seminar—intended to help women with T2D reduce their risk of heart disease—on novel medications currently available to treat the condition. She also talked about new drug treatments on the market that help reduce cardiovascular risk for people with T2D. Courtney Melrose gave a sweeping talk on “food as medicine—a holistic approach to the diabetic diet.”She also gave practical strategies for implementing healthy eating habits that can help manage the risk of heart disease.
“Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease,” said Courtney, “which is why it’s so important to live a healthy lifestyle and see your doctor and educator regularly.”