Nurse care leads the way in reducing trio of cardiovascular risk factors

NURSE-LED primary care can reduce cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

A fifth of patients who received care from an allocated nurse care manager were able to reduce a trio of cardiovascular risk factors: blood pressure (BP), HbA1c levels and lipids.

A total of 21.9% of patients in the nurse-led care group were able to bring all three outcome measures under control, compared with 10.1% in the usual care group at one year.

The biggest difference was seen in BP