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Elevated blood glucose linked to early death, other events in patients with acute HF

January 8, 2015

Slight elevation in blood glucose was associated with early mortality, future diabetes and future hospitalization among patients with acute HF, even those without diabetes, in a recent study.

“Although diabetes is a known risk factor for developing [HF], this is the first time that it has been shown that [HF] predisposes people to developing diabetes,” researcher Douglas S. Lee, MD, PhD, FRCPC, said in a press release.

New trial to focus on patients with multiple chronic diseases

January 7, 2015
A new NIH-funded, multicenter, clinical trial will be the first to focus on the management of patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension in…
Frank M. Sacks In the Journals

Glycemic index did not affect CV risk factors, insulin resistance

December 16, 2014
Diets containing foods with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not help patients with obesity or overweight achieve better insulin sensitivity, lipid levels…
Kamlesh Khunti In the Journals

Hypoglycemia increased risks for CV events, death in patients with diabetes on insulin

December 15, 2014
Insulin-treated patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycemia are also more likely to experience cardiovascular events and die from any cause, according to research…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena

Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

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Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed…
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Nutrition education lacking in medical training

August 26, 2014
A group of physicians are questioning how well doctors can provide nutrition information and counseling to patients, particularly those with CVD…

AHA and ADA: CV risk assessment, monitoring essential for patients with type 1 diabetes

August 21, 2014
A greater understanding of the pathophysiology, risk prediction and treatment of CVD in patients with type 1 diabetes is essential to minimize the…
Steven E. Nissen, MD, MACC FDA News

FDA opens dialogue on interim results of CV safety in diabetes drug trials

August 12, 2014
The FDA has launched a dialogue on how to handle confidentiality of the interim results for cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes treatment trials…
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Knowing modifiable risk factors may reduce CV death in type 2 diabetes

July 9, 2014
Determining vascular calcification and modifiable risk factors for heart disease could provide patients with type 2 diabetes the insight needed to…
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Higher obesity increases odds for cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes deaths

July 8, 2014
Adults with class III obesity are more likely to die from all causes than those within normal weight range, but particularly from heart disease…
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'Bundled' management reduced diabetes-related vascular complications

July 3, 2014
A team-based model with an all-or-none or “bundled” approach to primary care reduced the risk for myocardial infarction, stroke and…
In the Journals

Sitagliptin may increase hospitalizations in patients with diabetes, HF

July 2, 2014
Recent study results found that sitagliptin use by patients with type 2 diabetes and HF may increase the risk for HF-related…
In the Journals

CV risk control differs by sex for patients with type 2 diabetes

July 2, 2014
Composite control of cardiovascular risk factors varies by sex for patients with type 2 diabetes, with women’s significantly lower than…
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RYGB adds CV, quality-of-life benefits for obesity, type 2 diabetes

July 1, 2014
CHICAGO — Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery could bring additional benefits for some patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to…
In the Journals

Homeless men boosted health playing pick-up soccer

June 29, 2014
As World Cup competition continues, a timely study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports showed that playing…
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