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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 observational studies.

“Compared with [randomized controlled trials], observational studies include ... many more subjects followed for a longer time, which may result in an increased chance to detect adverse events, in particular those that may require several years to be detected, such as diabetes,” Manuela Casula, PhD, from the Centre of Epidemiology and Preventive Pharmacology at the University of Milan, and colleagues wrote. “Furthermore, the rigorous selection of subjects recruited for [a randomized controlled trial] may lead to the exclusion of individuals at higher risk for adverse events, and this may result in an underestimation of adverse events, in particular if their incidence is low.”

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EXCEL: PCI may be acceptable in patients with diabetes, less complex left main CAD

March 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three-year data from the EXCEL trial indicate that PCI with an everolimus-eluting stent may be acceptable or even preferable to CABG for…

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…
In the Journals

ADA recommends metformin to treat type 2 diabetes

March 13, 2017
Annals of Internal Medicine today published a synopsis focusing on the updated 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes sections…
In the Journals

Higher SYNTAX score may predict benefit from CABG vs. medical therapy

February 6, 2017
At 5 years, elevated rates of major CV events were found in patients with diabetes and stable ischemic heart disease when baseline SYNTAX scores were…

In the Journals Plus

Fish consumption associated with lower MI incidence in type 2 diabetes

February 1, 2017
In middle-aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes, fish consumption was associated with a lower risk for myocardial infarction and may be…

In the Journals

Stroke risk higher with AF, insulin-requiring diabetes vs. without insulin

January 31, 2017
In a recently published analysis, patients with atrial fibrillation and insulin-requiring diabetes showed an increased thromboembolic risk, whereas…

In the Journals Plus

Similar stroke risk in adults with type 2 diabetes, healthy BP vs. general population

January 27, 2017
The overall risk for stroke is higher among adults with type 2 diabetes compared with those without diabetes, but those with type 2 diabetes and…

In the Journals Plus

Low vitamin D level predicts CV morbidity, mortality in type 2 diabetes

January 25, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were more likely to experience a cardiovascular event vs. those with higher…

In the Journals

Diabetes management among Latino patients begins with language-concordant care

January 23, 2017
Although glycemic control improved among Latino diabetes patients with limited English proficiency when treated by Spanish-speaking primary care

In the Journals

After PCI, diabetes linked to higher mortality only in insulin-treated patients

January 23, 2017
Among patients undergoing PCI for stable CAD or ACS, diabetic status was associated with higher mortality only in those treated with insulin…

In the Journals Plus

Pioglitazone reduces major adverse CV events in prediabetes, diabetes

January 13, 2017
In people with insulin resistance, prediabetes or diabetes, pioglitazone is associated with a decreased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events…

In the Journals

High deductibles may lead to increased diabetes complications

January 13, 2017
Patients with diabetes who have low-incomes and health savings account–eligible high-deductible health plans experienced significant increases…

Q&A: American Diabetes Association's updated standards

January 13, 2017
The American Diabetes Association recently updated its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to underscore new drug recommendations for patients…

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