Provider Capacity Is Diminishing While the Prevalence of Patients With T2D and CV Disease Increases1,2

Collaborative care approaches can support strategies to alleviate the strain on provider capacity while improving outcomes for patients.

Professional associations, including the American Diabetes Association and American College of Cardiology, provide guidance on recommended best practices in evidence-based care and encourage collaboration with other specialists when managing cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).3,4


Discover how cardiologists, endocrinologists, and PCPs collaborate to treat  T2D and its associated conditions


PCP=primary care provider.


1. Yarnall K, Ostbye T, Krause K, et al. Family physicians as team leaders: "time" to share the care. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009;6(2):A59. 2. Ghorob A, Bodenheimer T. Sharing the care to improve access to primary care. N Engl J Med. 2012;366:1955-1957. 3. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2021;44(Suppl1):S1-S232. 4. Das SR, Everett BM, Birtcher KK, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;76:1118-1145. 5. O'Daniel M, Rosenstein AH. Professional Communication and Team Collaboration. In: Hughes RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Apr. Chapter 33.