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.

CardioSmart News

Good and Bad News for Diabetes Drugs in Recent Studies

Two clinical trials fail to show cardiovascular benefits from tight blood sugar control using a common class of diabetes drugs.

Large-Scale Program Improves Blood Pressure Control

Program implemented by Kaiser Permanente in California helps patients with high blood pressure achieve better results.

Predicting Risk Among Angioplasty Patients

Study helps estimate the danger patients face when undergoing angioplasty.

Mediterranean and Low-Carb Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Study finds that a low-carb, Mediterranean diet decreases risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Diet Protects Diabetic Patients against Kidney Disease

Study finds that a well-balanced diet reduces chronic kidney disease risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

More Obese Patients Needing Angioplasty than Ever Before

Younger, morbidly obese patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are also at greater risk for complications, study finds.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Fertility Treatments Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Study appeases concerns about the long-term impact of fertility medications on heart health.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

Sodium Levels Remain High in Popular Foods

Study finds little progress in reducing sodium levels of common processed and restaurant foods since 2005.

Skipping Blood Pressure Medication Increases Stroke Risk

Poor adherence or non-adherence to medication drastically increases stroke risk in patients with high blood pressure.

Noisy Airports May Impact Heart Health of Nearby Residents

Study shows noise from planes may disrupt sleep, worsening cardiovascular health.

Weight Loss Program Fails to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Diabetes

13-year study cut short after weight loss intervention didn’t reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Coffee and Heart Health

Studies suggest coffee helps protect our hearts, rather than harm them.

Air Pollution Worsens Heart Failure

Common forms of air pollution can seriously affect heart failure patients.

Perception of Stress Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Study shows that people who believe stress negatively impacts their health are at increased risk for heart attack.

Air Pollution Triggers Irregular Heartbeat

Fine particles in the air may trigger irregular heartbeat in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Could a Lack of Vitamin D Increase Risk for Heart Disease?

Research suggests link between vitamin D deficiencies and increased cardiovascular risk.

Red Meat Consumption Increases Diabetes Risk

Recent study shows upping the amount of red meat in your diet increases risk for type 2 diabetes.

Pregnant, Obese Women at Increased Risk for Early Delivery

The more excess weight pregnant women carry, the greater their risk for preterm delivery, study shows.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

A common sleep disorder may significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death.

Inflammation Associated With Cardiac Syndrome X

Study shows inflammation may play important role in patients with unexplained chest pain.