Search Tag: type 2 diabetes

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Higher BMI increases risk of serious health problems

2019 01 May

A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population. The new estimates, being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May), indicate that adults with severe obesity class... Read more

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Cardiologist and diabetologist crosstalk

2018 20 Nov

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is consistently increasing, and the leading cause of death among diabetic patients continues to be cardiovascular diseases. Statistics show that coronary artery disease (CAD) accounts for 30% of deaths in the diabetic population. More than two-thirds of diabetic patients, 65 years and older, die because of vascular... Read more

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#AHA18: Stress doubles the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

2018 10 Nov

We are all aware that risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and an inactive/sedentary lifestyle can cause Type 2 diabetes. However, new research presented today at the American Heart Association Meeting 2018 in Chicago reveals that stress may also play a role in the development of this condition in women. Diabetes is a public health... Read more

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Personalising glucose-lowering therapy in Type 2 Diabetes and CVD patients

2018 21 Mar

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disease with a pathogenesis that is multidimensional. Recently, several specific glucose-lowering agents have been demonstrated to improve cardiovascular outcomes and may be favoured in T2DM patients with coexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a review paper in the journal Endocrinology and... Read more

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Higher BMI Increases Risk of CHD, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes

2017 06 Jul

New findings confirm previous evidence that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes. The study is published in JAMA Cardiology. Previously conducted observational studies have already established a connection between higher BMI and... Read more

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Glycaemic Therapy, β-Blockers Lower Mortality Risk in Diabetes

2016 14 Nov

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care demonstrates that intensive glycaemic therapy (IGT) has beneficial effects in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients receiving treatment with β -blockers.   See Also : Prevalence of Global Diabetes Seriously Underestimated Intensive glycaemic control (IGC) decreases... Read more

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Pokémon Go May Decrease Type 2 Diabetes Burden

2016 26 Jul

According to leading diabetes researchers, the new smartphone craze Pokémon Go could prove to be an innovative solution to combat rising obesity levels and chronic disease. Pokémon Go is a virtual reality treasure hunt that requires players to walk to places within the real world and catch, train and batter monsters that appear on their mobile... Read more

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Adults Born with Heart Disease at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

2016 19 Jul

According to a new study, children born with heart disease have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after the age of 30. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Study findings show that the risk is even higher for those born with a cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) condition. The study was conducted... Read more

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EHRs Detect Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

2016 19 Feb

A group of UCLA researchers that mined thousands of electronic health records (EHRs) with the aim of finding a cheaper and more accurate way of identifying people with Type 2 diabetes discovered more than they expected. As well as developing a screening algorithm that could increase the number of correct Type 2 diabetes diagnoses of the... Read more

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New Tools Determine Risk of CHD in Diabetics

2016 02 Feb

According to a recent report, new tools could be used for improving the treatment of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This could prove to be quite significant since nearly two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes is related to cardiovascular disease. The report is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology:... Read more