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Is Lower BP Better in Type 2 Diabetes?

According to a recent study, which of the following is true among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS)?

A. The risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) significantly increased with systolic blood pressure (SBP) less than 130 mm Hg.
B. The risk for MACE significantly increased with diastolic BP (DBP) less than or equal to 80 mm Hg.
C. The risk for MACE significantly decreased with SBP less than 130 mm Hg.
D. The risk for MACE significantly decreased with DBP less than or equal to 80 mm Hg.
E. A&B
F. C&D

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CGM Recommendation

Would you consider recommending a CGM for your patients who have prediabetes and obesity? Follow the link to share your opinion and see what your colleagues think.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #161: Immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes in Western Society Part 4

Genes and environment: a moving target? Studies from multiple populations have shown shifts of the typical HLA class II gene associations during the last few decades. Indeed, fewer patients carry the high risk heterozygous HLA-DR/DQ genotype, except among younger children [59–63], in whom the disease is becoming more common [4]. In contrast, more patients now carry moderate risk HLA types and genotypes. Such shifts in HLA associations may be explained by stronger environmental pressures that enhance HLA-mediated genetic predisposition and/or broaden the spectrum of diabetogenic gene–environment interactions. Viruses, and especially enteroviruses, rank at the top of the list of environmental factors that have been linked to T1DM.

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