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.

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Continued Challenges for Women in Cardiology

Female cardiologists remain underrepresented and face more challenges in finding work-life balance than their male counterparts, finds survey study.

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New Decision-Making Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Chest Pain Treatment

A simple pamphlet helps clarify treatment options for people in the ER for chest pain.
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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Treat Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Patients undergoing surgery were 5 times more likely to have ideal blood sugar control and also saw improvements in other heart health markers.
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Few Women Counseled About Their Risk for Heart Disease

Most women have one or more risk factors for heart disease yet few can recall being advised on heart health prevention.
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TAVR Offers Safe Alternative to Surgery for Many Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Minimally invasive procedure is as safe, if not moreso, than traditional surgery for higher-risk patients.

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New Decision Tool Helps Refine Blood Thinner Use in Stent Patients

DAPT score helps weigh the risks and benefits of continued dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation.

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Recent Study Supports Statins to Prevent Heart Disease

A large international trial finds statins to be most effective for heart disease prevention.

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Equally Aggressive Treatment Needed for Men and Women with Heart Disease

While risk factors may differ, study findings suggest plaque build-up in arteries is just as dangerous in all patients.
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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.
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Stress Tests Less Useful for Assessing Heart Disease in Women than Men

Cardiac imaging proves more useful than stress tests for determining heart risk in women, finds study.

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Striking Trends Show Heart Attack Patients are Getting Younger, More Obese

Experts emphasize addressing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes earlier in life.

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Open Heart Surgery Boosts Survival in Heart Failure Patients

Despite increased risks, open heart surgery improves long-term survival in patients with heart disease and heart failure.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scans Help Refine Treatment Decisions

Landmark research demonstrates the benefits of using CAC tests when appropriate.

Biking and Walking to Work Wards Off Excess Weight

Active commuters have lower body mass index and less body fat compared to drivers.

A Healthy Heart Promotes a Healthy Mind in Older Adults

Study links a heart-healthy lifestyle to improved cognitive function.

Tai Chi Boosts Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Disease

A review of 35 studies confirms heart health benefits of traditional Chinese exercises.

More Younger Adults Should Take Statins, Finds Study

Increased statin use could prevent heart events for over a quarter of a million people.

The Danger of High Triglycerides for People with Heart Disease

Study reconfirms the serious effect of elevated triglycerides on longevity.

Experts Endorse Routine Imaging to Screen for Heart Disease

Experts argue for more comprehensive heart screenings.

Lowering Prices of Fruits and Veggies Could Save Lives

A 10% reduction in price could save tens of thousands of lives, finds study.

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Vitamin D Improves Cardiac Function in Heart Failure

Study assesses a simple and promising treatment for the 5 million Americans with heart failure.

Yogurt Helps Protect Women from High Blood Pressure

Regular yogurt consumption reduces risk for high blood pressure by 20 percent in women, finds study.

Endometriosis Increases Risk for Heart Disease in Young Women

A condition affecting the female reproductive organs triples risk for heart disease in women under 40.

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Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.