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.

Harmful Gut Bacteria Linked to Poorer Health Among People with Heart Failure

Inflammation-causing bacteria levels are higher in severe heart failure.

Study Highlights the Need to Improve Education on Atrial Fibrillation

Study participants’ levels of education were closely related to their AFib treatment decisions.

Viagra May Prevent Rare Lung Condition in Swimmers

The drug’s blood pressure-lowering effect reduces the likelihood of pulmonary edema.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Risk of Death Even Years After Use

Study illustrates the lifelong benefits of statin use.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure and Boosts Exercise Endurance in Heart Failure Patients

Nitrates in beet juice may help improve blood flow and exercise ability.

Study Confirms Benefits of Tight Blood Pressure Control

A recent review of evidence finds that intensive blood pressure treatment reduces risk for heart attack and stroke.

Dementia and Heart Disease Are Major Concerns for Elderly Adults

Researchers explore whether preventing calcium build-up in arteries would mitigate the likelihood of developing the conditions.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Minimizing Weight Gain in Obese Women During Pregnancy

A UK study finds that the common diabetes drug metformin helped reduce weight gain and risk for complications.

Lightweight Vest Protects Children with Abnormal Heart Rhythm

The FDA expands the use of a lifesaving vest to children at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Don't Just Sit There: Sedentary Time and Diabetes Risk

Hours spent sitting are linked to higher risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Sleep Disorders Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is associated with up to four times the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Growing Need for Heart Transplants in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Experts highlight the challenges faced by this population when it comes to receiving advanced therapies.

Driving is Safe for Most Patients with a History of Fainting

Study assesses what can happen when heart rate and blood pressure suddenly drop while driving.

Simple Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

Other health markers besides traditional risk factors can shed light on risk and treatment.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.

Heart Failure Remains a Major Challenge for Those with Congenital Heart Disease

People born with heart defects are living longer than ever, but heart failure remains a serious concern.

Safety of Testosterone Therapy Remains Uncertain for Many Patients

Use of testosterone in older men and men living with heart disease remains controversial.

Texting Program Aids in Blood Pressure Management

Medication reminders and weekly tips help with high blood pressure self-care.

Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Inflammation associated with gum disease is likely to blame, but further research is needed to understand the relationship.

Water Dispensers in Public Schools Help Promote Student Health

Increased water access may be an important tool for combating childhood obesity.

Young, Overweight and Inactive: A Dangerous Combo for Blood Pressure

A large-scale Swedish study links both adolescent weight and fitness level to risk for hypertension in adulthood.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Promote Dangerous Belly Fat

Consuming one sugar-sweetened beverage a day increases dangerous belly fat linked to heart disease and diabetes, finds study.

Inability to Cope with Stress Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetes

In general, the better study participants handled stress, the lower their risk for diabetes.