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.

Risks and Benefits of Extending Drug Treatment After Stent

Lengthening anti-clotting treatment after stent implantation may prevent heart attacks but increases risk of bleeding, finds new study.

Underweight and Obesity Problematic with Diabetes

Study highlights the complex relationship between weight and mortality risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Head-to-Head Comparison of Big-Name diets

No single big-name diet is superior when it comes to long-term weight loss, finds study.

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Overlooked in Heart Patients

Secondhand smoke worsens outcomes for patients living with heart disease, but is often overlooked.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Measuring belly fat is essential to assessing risk for heart disease, finds study.

Texting Program Saves Lives of Stroke Patients

A simple texting program helped ensure that stroke patients received the best-possible treatment upon reaching the hospital.

Lupus Linked to Congenital Heart Defects

Study finds that women with lupus are almost 3 times more likely to have a child with a congenital heart defect.

Little Progress in Prevention of High Blood Pressure

Despite advancements in the treatment of hypertension, one-third of Americans are still affected by the condition, finds study.

Study Identifies Increased Bleeding Risk in Certain AFib Patients

Blood thinners may carry increased bleeding risk for patients that meet criteria for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, but have underlying valve disease.

New Guidelines for Stroke Prevention

There are many steps we can take to help prevent a first stroke, according to a recent statement on primary prevention.

Home Monitoring Improves Blood Pressure Control

Enabling adults to check their own blood pressure at home may be the key to combating hypertension.

Study Reveals Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies

Patients at risk of smoking-related diseases often purchase cigarettes at the same pharmacy used to fill prescription medications.

Healthy Lifestyle Slashes Heart Failure Risk

Making simple, healthy choices could drastically reduce heart failure risk in women, finds study.

Healthy Fats Lower Cholesterol, Despite Weight Gain

Healthy fats help offset the negative impact of weight gain on heart health, finds a recent study.

Rapid Weight Loss is Not So Bad, After All

Gradual vs. rapid weight loss has little impact on long-term weight control.

Lack of Educational Resources for Heart Failure Patients

Educational resources available to heart failure patients considering a mechanical pump are biased and outdated, finds study.

Keeping Radiation to a Minimum for Heart Patients

With radiation exposure a hot topic in recent years, here are strategies for enhancing radiation safety in heart imaging.

Social Support Boosts Recovery after Heart Attack

Support from family and friends is crucial to improving outcomes and quality of life after a heart attack.

Study Identifies Dangerous Combination of AFib Drugs

When taken together, amiodarone and warfarin can increase stroke risk, finds study.

Childhood Risk Factors Have Lifelong Impact on Heart Health

Weight and blood pressure during childhood have a long-lasting impact on heart function later in life.

Regular Exercise Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

Study finds that exercise could help delay the onset of high blood pressure.

4 in 5 Heart Attacks Could be Prevented with Healthy Lifestyle

Simple choices like staying active and eating healthy go a long way in preventing heart attacks, finds Swedish study.

Fish Oil, Alone, Fails to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Despite its heart-healthy qualities, a daily fish oil supplement isn’t enough to treat abnormal heart rhythm.

As Time Passes, Bleeding Risk Decreases for Heart Attack Patients

After a year free of any heart events, heart attack patients have significantly lower risk of bleeding complications, finds study.

Addressing High Cholesterol in Elderly Patients

Study finds that a lack of evidence makes it difficult to address high cholesterol in patients older than 80.