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Invited Commentary
October 23, 2019

Optimizing the Physician Workforce for Care of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin
JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(11):1175-1177. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.3827

In this issue of JAMA Cardiology, Patel and colleagues1 examine the relative distribution of key internal medicine specialists involved in caring for patients with type 2 diabetes, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists. They note the increasing recognition of the importance of cardiovascular risk reduction in caring for patients with type 2 diabetes and argue that cardiologists, with their relatively greater numbers and contact with high-risk patients compared with other medical specialists, have an important role to play in diabetes care.