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.

Cardiac Rehab is Lifesaving for Heart Patients

Exercise-based rehab programs reduce risk for heart-related death by 26%.

Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in the United States

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths, highlighting an urgent need for prevention and treatment.

Limiting Salt Could Harm, Not Help, Heart Failure Patients

Those with heart failure should work closely with their health care providers to determine what is best for their individual case.

Women with Diabetes at Greater Risk for Heart Disease than Men

Experts highlight the need to better address increased cardiovascular risk in women with diabetes.

A Healthy Lifestyle is Key to Prevention and Management of AFib

Simple lifestyle choices can go a long way toward feeling your best with atrial fibrillation.

Optimism Protects Patients from Hospital Readmission After Heart Attack

Having a positive attitude may be an important part of recovery.

Bilingual Patients Have Better Outcomes After Stroke

Switching from one language to another stimulates the brain and is likely to help with improved brain function after stroke.

Negative Press for Statins Discourages Patients from Taking Their Meds

Not taking cholesterol-lowering statins as prescribed means higher risk for heart attack and death.

Fit Young Adults Have Lower Risk for Heart Disease Later in Life

Maintaining one’s fitness level is the key to a lower risk profile.

Stroke Risk High Among Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Having a heart defect at birth also means up to 12 times higher risk of stroke than the general population.

Women with Diabetes Especially Vulnerable to Heart Risks from Air Pollution

Fine particulate matter is unhealthy for all but especially for women with diabetes.

Regular Exercise Prevents Heart Disease in Elderly Adults

You’re never too old to exercise, according to a study linking regular physical activity to reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and death in adults over 75.

Sex Differences in Blood Thinner Treatment for AFib

Despite the drug’s benefits, women are less likely to receive optimal dose of dabigatran.

Declines in U.S. Death Rates Have Slowed

Researchers measure progress on heart disease and other leading causes of death, and identify areas for improvement.

Teens Enticed to Smoke with Flavored Tobacco

Study finds 8 out of 10 teens use flavored products when trying tobacco for the first time.

Low-Fat Diets Not the Best Weight Loss Solution

A review of more than 50 clinical trials comparing low- versus higher-fat diets shows no significant difference in weight loss results.

Sugary Drinks Boost Heart Failure Risk

Two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day increase risk for heart failure in men, study finds.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Future Heart Risk

Eating fruits and veggies in your 20s and 30s reduces risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Botox Prevents Abnormal Heart Rhythm After Open Heart Surgery

Botox injections help prevent surgery complications for atrial fibrillation patients.

High Blood Pressure Overlooked in Many Patients

Study highlights risks associated with white coat and masked hypertension.

The More Exercise the Better to Prevent Heart Failure

Exceeding the recommended levels of physical activity may reduce heart failure risk by up to 35%.

Sedentary Time is a Major Health Concern for Latinos

Study finds Latinos spend three-fourths of the day sedentary, which takes a toll on heart health.

Non-statin Cholesterol Therapy Declining Among Older Adults

Fewer older adults are on non-statin lipid therapy due to concerns raised by recent clinical trials, finds study.

Young Adults, Especially Women, Don't Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Only half of young adults suffering a heart attack knew they were at risk, finds study.

African-American Veterans Healthier Than White Counterparts

Analysis of VA data stands in contrast to health disparities in the general U.S. population.