Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Health in Diabetes: What Does the Science Say?

Recorded Webinar

This webinar will discuss practical nutritional strategies to lower the risk for cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes.

  • Release Date: April 9, 2019
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This webinar was presented live on April 9, 2019.

Diabetes mellitus increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes is associated with a three to fourfold increase in risk of coronary artery disease and is the leading cause of death in individuals with diabetes who are over the age of 35 years. Studies have shown that up to 60% of adults with diabetes have hypertension and nearly all have one or more lipid abnormalities that are less commonly present in people who do not have diabetes.

CPEU: 1.0
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 5160, 5190, 4040
Performance Indicators: 1.3.1, 8.1.1, 8.4.5

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant with be able to discuss the cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with diabetes.
  2. The participant will learn practical nutrition strategies to lower the risk for CVD.
  3. The participant will learn eating patterns to manage lipid patterns.


Wahida Karmally, Dr.PH, RDN, CDE, CFLS, FNLA

Wahida Karmally is Special Research Scientist at Columbia University. Dr. Karmally earned her Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Diplomate of the ACCL (Clinical Lipid Specialist) and is recognized as a Fellow of the National Lipid Association. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Karmally received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2012 Excellence in Practice -Dietetic Research Award. She represented AND at the 2015 Nutrition Mega Event in Brazil and at the ACC Roundtable "Managing CV Disease Risk in Diabetes" in 2017. Most recently, Dr. Karmally received the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics 2018 Medallion Award recognizing her lifetime contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession and the Academy. Prior to her retirement, she was the director of the Bionutrition core in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University for over 30 years.

  • Release Date: April 9, 2019