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Type 1 diabetes associated with higher risk for ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke

March 23, 2017

Compared with the general population, patients with type 1 diabetes with or without maintaining target HbA1c levels were at increased risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, which intensified with worse glycemic control, according to research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

“Diabetes mellitus is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” C. Hedén Ståhl, of the department of molecular and clinical medicine at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues wrote. “The results from a growing number of studies in the last decade have indicated that type 1 diabetes is a risk factor for stroke. Age and blood pressure level are examples of factors that predict stroke in individuals with type 1 diabetes as well as in those without diabetes. However, chronic hyperglycemia is a risk factor specific amongst individuals with diabetes but has not been widely investigated as a risk factor for stroke in those with type 1 diabetes.”

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Statin use increases type 2 diabetes risk

March 22, 2017
Adults treated with statin therapy are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes vs. those not prescribed statin therapy, according to a meta-analysis of…
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EXCEL: PCI may be acceptable in patients with diabetes, less complex left main CAD

March 17, 2017
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AMA, ACS, AHA, ADA to Congress: Slow down, reconsider AHCA

March 17, 2017
At a recent National Press Club event, the AMA, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association expressed…
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Obesity influences relationship between CMV infection, metabolic syndrome in women

February 28, 2017
Women with extreme obesity who are seropositive for human cytomegalovirus are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome vs. women of normal weight…

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Reminder devices not superior to usual care for medication adherence

February 28, 2017
Among nonadherent patients who were taking up to three medications for common chronic conditions, low-cost reminder devices did not improve adherence…

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NHANES: HbA1c associated with mortality risk in older adults

February 27, 2017
In older adults, an HbA1c greater than 8% was associated with increased risks for all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer-related deaths, according to…

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Reminders tied to life, calendar events fail to increase medication adherence

February 27, 2017
Researchers tested medication reminders linked to “fresh-start” dates, defined as life and calendar events indicating the start of new…

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STAMPEDE: Sustained glycemic benefit observed 5 years after gastric bypass in type 2 diabetes, obesity

February 21, 2017
Patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy saw sustained improvements in…

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Benefits of statin therapy outweigh diabetes risk

February 20, 2017
In a commentary published in The American Journal of Medicine, experts wrote that the CV benefits of statins outweigh any diabetes-related risk they…

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DAPT, aspirin monotherapy confer similar outcomes in patients with diabetes after CABG

February 17, 2017
New data suggest that use of dual antiplatelet therapy may not be clinically warranted in patients with diabetes post-CABG. According to data…

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Low socioeconomic status as significant a risk factor for mortality as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity

February 17, 2017
To reduce the risk of mortality, local and global health policies should include efforts to address low socioeconomic status as a contributor to

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Diabetes increases lifetime risk for stroke in Japanese adults

February 16, 2017
In middle-aged Japanese men and women, diabetes status is associated with residual lifetime risk for stroke, according to findings from a…

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Genetic predisposition to abdominal adiposity increases type 2 diabetes, CHD risks

February 15, 2017
The risks for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease were increased among adults with a genetic predisposition to higher waist-to-hip ratio…

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