Type 2 Diabetes

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about type 2 diabetes. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

One in Three Americans Has Metabolic Syndrome

One-third of Americans has a cluster of risk factors putting them at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, based on a review of national surveys from the last decade.

Few Patients Well-Informed When Considering Heart Procedure to Relieve Chest Pain

When patients are well-educated about the decision, fewer decide to undergo the procedure.

Strong Grip Indicates Better Heart Health

Grip strength is a simple and affordable way to assess health, including risk for heart disease and stroke.

Complications From Heart Drugs More Common in Women than Men

Gender differences in the safety and efficacy of heart drugs are widely overlooked despite women having increased risk of complications.

Insulin Resistance Increases Heart Disease Risk in Women

Heart disease and insulin resistance are linked, but the latter does not need to be accounted for in heart risk calculations.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Memory and Brain Function

A diet rich in olive oil and nuts may improve brain function and reduce risk for dementia.

Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Reduce Blood Pressure

While low vitamin D levels are associated with high blood pressure, supplements are not enough to effectively lower blood pressure.

Many Hospitals Fall Short in Referrals to Cardiac Rehab

Despite the known benefits of cardiac rehab, many hospitals do not refer patients to this important follow-up care after PCI.

Physical Fitness Keeps Cholesterol Under Control

Being fit could delay the development of high cholesterol by up to fifteen years.

Moderate Wine Consumption Improves Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients

In this study, benefits from a daily glass of wine included less depression and inflammation and a better perception of one’s health.

Few Women with Heart Disease Counseled on Birth Control Methods

A review of research on this topic finds gaps in care and stresses early education for girls.

Potassium Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure in Children

Study finds potassium, not salt, is most strongly associated with blood pressure levels in children.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Medications at Bay

Contrary to the old saying, a study finds that while regular apple consumption does not reduce the use of health care services, there are other benefits.

Obese Teens at High Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that by the age of 17, most obese teens are facing potential heart problems later in life.

A National Plan to Get America Moving

Proposed changes to our physical and social environments encourage regular physical activity for Americans throughout the course of the day.

Exercise Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

Staying fit reduces risk for atrial fibrillation.

Depression Takes a Greater Toll on African-Americans with Heart Failure

Research findings warn against ignoring depressive symptoms in this population already at greater risk for the condition.

Those Born with Heart Defects Living Longer, Healthier Lives

A recent scientific statement highlights the importance of managing heart defects in older adults.

Air Pollution from Major Roads Increases Risk of Stroke

Air pollution may cause the brain to age more quickly and impact its structure.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Study Helps Patients Understand Risks of Non-Surgical Valve Replacement

New data will help patients better understand risks tied to factors like age, gender and existing medical conditions.

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

Addressing sleep apnea may be the key to treating many patients with high blood pressure.

Sleep Apnea Device Benefits Patients with AFib

Breathing device used at night helps cut AFib episodes in half, according to a review of recent studies.

Moderate Drinking Lowers Heart Failure Risk

One or two drinks a day may help protect the heart, according to a study of more than 33,000 Swedish men.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Raise Blood Pressure Prematurely

Traumatic experiences in childhood impact heart health by causing higher blood pressure earlier in life.