TYPE 2 DIABETES PUTS YOUR HEART AT RISK
Here’s something you should know: Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to a buildup of plaque in your blood vessels, increasing your chance of future heart problems. In fact, type 2 diabetes DOUBLES YOUR RISK of dying from a cardiovascular (CV) event, like heart attack or stroke. And if you have been diagnosed with a CV event, or a disease of the arteries, you have CV disease—and even higher CV risk. Reducing your chance of CV death starts with understanding your CV risk. Get to the heart of the matter.
Get to the
heart of the matter.
Click the questions below to see the facts for yourself.
Does your type 2 diabetes
come with CV disease?
Type 2 diabetes
and CV disease go hand
in hand, increasing the
chance of a CV event.
In fact, for adults with type 2
diabetes, heart attacks are more
serious and more likely to be fatal.
If you are managing your blood
sugar, is that enough to reduce
your CV risk?
Managing blood sugar is helpful,
but alone it does not significantly
reduce CV risk.
How long have you had
type 2 diabetes?
Heightened CV risk often starts
early—and your risk of heart
disease nearly doubles every 10
years you have type 2 diabetes.
Are you currently taking any CV
medications such as statins,
ACE inhibitors, or beta blockers?
If you have type 2 diabetes, you are
at increased risk for potentially
fatal CV events, even if you
are taking CV medications.
Can type 2 diabetes and
CV disease shorten your life?
For adults over the age of
50, having type 2 diabetes
and cardiovascular disease
shortens life expectancy by an average of
Have you been diagnosed with a
heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery
disease, or coronary artery disease?
If you have a history of heart attack,
stroke, or a narrowing or blockage of
the arteries, you have cardiovascular
disease—the #1 cause of death for
adults with type 2 diabetes.
For adults with type 2 diabetes and CV disease
THE GOOD NEWS—
JARDIANCE CAN HELP
The one and only type 2 diabetes treatment with heart
The one and only type 2 diabetes treatment with heart.
While all type 2 diabetes treatments lower blood sugar, JARDIANCE is the only FDA‑approved type 2 diabetes treatment to go beyond lowering A1C to reduce the
risk of CV death in adults with type 2 diabetes and CV disease.
Ask your doctor if JARDIANCE can go beyond lowering A1C for you.
WE PUT JARDIANCE TO THE TEST.
We studied JARDIANCE in a clinical trial of over 7,000 adults with type 2 diabetes and CV disease—for an average of 3 years. The people in the study were already taking common type 2 diabetes medicines and common CV medicines such as statins, beta blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors.
The results? A lifesaving cardiovascular benefit.
WHEN ADDED TO COMMON CV AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
MEDICATIONS, JARDIANCE WAS PROVEN TO:
Significantly lower the risk
of death from CV events
If you’d like to know more, read our press release and ask your doctor if he or she has read about JARDIANCE (empagliflozin) tablets in the American Diabetes Association 2017 Standards of Care.
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