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Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes: Diabetes is an inflammatory, cardiometabolic disease. It elevates nearly every cardiovascular risk factor, and most diabetes patients will die from cardiovascular disease. However, insights from new clinical research along with patient education provide new edges to improve cardiovascular outcomes in your diabetes patients.

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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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Cardiovascular Risks

Presence of 2-3 metobolic factors resulted in greater risk for black women compared to white women… An international team of American and Danish researchers identified 14,364 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative who had data on fasting serum lipids and serum glucose and no history of cardiovascular disease or …

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Preventing Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Controlling factors such as HbA1c, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking can all help to reduce risk… Researchers assessed the incidence of major cardiovascular (CV) hospitalization events and all-cause deaths among adults with diabetes with or without CV disease (CVD) associated with inadequately controlled glycated hemoglobin (A1C), high LDL cholesterol …

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The Relationship of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Diabetes

Higher fitness may be linked to a lower risk of incident diabetes… Many cross-sectional studies have observed a relationship between reduced cardiorespiratory fitness and glucose intolerance or diabetes risk. Other large cohort studies have also demonstrated that low fitness may precede the development of insulin resistance and diabetes. However, not …

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Effects of Prediabetes on Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

In this longitudinal population-based study, 1609 patients were followed between 2002 and 2014 (mean, 10.9 years) to determine whether prediabetes affected risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes mellitus (DM)… No association was found between prediabetes and the development of cardiovascular disease using models that were adjusted for several factors …

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More Leisure-time Physical Activity Results in Less Short-term Cardiovascular Risk in CAD Patients

Both patients with and without diabetes but with thrice-weekly physical activity had reduced risk of cardiovascular events compared with patients with reduced physical activity…. Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and exercise training are essential parts of current guidelines for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the contributions of LTPA and …

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