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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

Heart Failure Complication in Type 2 Diabetes Focus of Study

Risk of hospitalization, early death doubled in type 2 patients… Cardiovascular complications have been linked to diabetes. However, according Dr. Timothy Davis from University of Western Australia, “there have been no detailed contemporary population-based studies of heart failure (HF) complicating type 2 diabetes.” In an effort to investigate predictors and …

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Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Death Caused by Cardiovascular Disease

Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may be more beneficial than aggressive control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol… Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative …

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Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Risk for ALS

Risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis associated with diabetes type, age of diagnosis… Type 2 diabetes, but not type 1 diabetes, may be associated with a reduced risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Researchers also found that both the age of diabetes diagnosis and the age of diagnosis of amyotrophic …

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Patient’s Plan to “Stop All of My Medicine” Not a Good Idea…

The patient, a woman, 52 years of age, has type 2 diabetes and is on metformin, a GLP-1 agonist, and a long-acting insulin. Over the past few months, I’ve received calls and emails from her every now and then to let me know her glucose levels were rising, but whenever …

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Circulating Progenitor Cells Predict Microvascular Outcomes in Type 2 Patients

A low CD34+ count also diminished the protective effects of ACE inhibitors/ARBs on microalbuminuria progression… Low circulating progenitor cells have been shown to predict future cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with CKD and low levels in diabetic patients may indicate microvascular complications. Diabetes lowers the levels of circulating and …

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Inflammatory Marker Profile Shifts As Type 2 Develops

A large, population-based, observational study identified different profiles of inflammatory and immune biomarkers in people with no diabetes, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes… Findings revealed an increase in the median concentrations of white blood cells, monocytes, granulocytes, interleukin-18, IL-1 receptor antagonist and fibrinogen in patients with diabetes and prediabetes compared …

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