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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Simple Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

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

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.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.

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.

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.

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.

Water Dispensers in Public Schools Help Promote Student Health

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

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.

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.

International Study Refines Definition of High Blood Pressure in Youth

New data helps experts better identify children at increased risk for heart disease later in life.

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.

Too Little Exercise Remains a Prime Concern for Americans

Experts reaffirm that health benefits from exercise far outweigh risks.

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Gender, Not Sex

In young adults with acute coronary syndrome, feminine qualities increase risk for heart events, regardless of sex.

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.