Recommendations for managing patients with diabetes mellitus in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation: an American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation statement

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):101-12. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e31823be0bc.


Diabetes mellitus is a highly prevalent condition in patients participating in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. However, research and subsequent guidelines specifically applicable to patients with diabetes, participating in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, are limited. Recognizing this limitation, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) initiated this statement, with the goal of developing a template that incorporated recommendations provided in the AACVPR Core Components and the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 Self-Care Behaviors. This statement describes key processes regarding evaluation, interventions, and expected outcomes in each of the core components for the management of patients with diabetes in a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
  • Coronary Artery Disease / complications
  • Coronary Artery Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Artery Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control*
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Lung Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Self Care
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States


  • Hypoglycemic Agents