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Articles tagged ‘diabetes’

February 21, 2017

SGLT-2 inhibitors: a game changer?

The results of the long awaited EMPA-REG (Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes) trial were discussed by Dr Amar Puttanna (Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum, and West Midlands Deanery), then later mentioned in both the cardiology and renal trials updates, by Professor John Cleland (Imperial College, London) and Dr Patrick Mark (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow), respectively.

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December 19, 2014

Type 2 diabetes “reversible” with lifestyle changes

Early type 2 diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes, according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) spokesperson Professor Eberhard Standl (Munich Diabetes Research Group, Germany) in a recent statement accompanying this year’s World Diabetes Day.

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December 20, 2013

More than a quarter of HF admissions are for patients with diabetes

More than a quarter of admissions to hospital with heart failure (HF) involve a patient with diabetes (28%, or 198,200 of 717,100 admissions during 2010–2012), according to the latest National Diabetes Audit1 released by the Health & Social Care Information Centre.

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November 20, 2013

Less than half of diabetes patients achieving blood pressure targets

Over 1.2 million patients had not met the blood pressure target of less than 140/80 for the 2.3 million patients with diabetes in England and Wales whose blood pressure was recorded, according to a recent national audit.

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November 20, 2013

Cardiovascular disease risk in diabetes linked to physical activity

The risk of cardiovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes is directly related to the frequency and duration of physical exercise, according to results of a large follow-up study1 published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Notably, those with low levels of physical activity had a 70% greater risk of cardiovascular death than those with higher levels.

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December 20, 2012

People with diabetes at greater risk of heart failure

People with diabetes are 65% more likely to have heart failure than the general population in England and Wales, according to results from a recent audit.1

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October 19, 2012

Diabetes/AF link mediated by risk factor control

Strategies for atrial fibrillation (AF) prevention in diabetic patients should focus on the control of type 2 diabetes (T2D)-associated comorbidities, in particular weight maintenance and blood pressure control, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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August 24, 2012

American fast food increasing heart disease risk in Southeast Asians

Southeast Asians increase their risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes by regularly eating fast food, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.1

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July 24, 2012

Benefits of non-nutritive sweeteners

Substituting non-nutritive sweeteners for added sugars in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and help people with diabetes with glucose control, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).1

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May 24, 2012

Ultra-long-acting insulin reduces hypoglycaemia

The possibility of hypoglycaemia as a risk factor for cardiovascular events continues to be investigated and widely debated. There is therefore much interest in the development in insulins which are associated with fewer hypoglycaemic episodes.

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