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.

Fitness Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Fitness level is an important factor to consider when estimating a person’s 30-year risk of death from heart disease, according to a recent study.

Cardio and Strength Training Benefit Adults with Diabetes

Cardio and strength training help patients manage diabetes better than either type of exercise alone, finds study.

Smokeless Tobacco Increases Risk of Death after Heart Attack

Using a form of smokeless tobacco called snuff is just as dangerous as cigarette smoking after a heart attack, according to study.

Unique Benefits of Heart Failure Therapy in Women

Women with mild heart failure benefit more from cardiac resynchronization therapy than men, finds study.

Patients Born with Heart Defects Living Well into Adulthood

Improved testing has helped diagnose and treat minor heart conditions that may have gone under the radar 20 years ago.

Low Iron Spells Trouble for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that iron deficiency drastically increases mortality risk among patients with acute heart failure.

Advances in Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women

Gender-specific research has led to significant advancements in the diagnosis of heart disease in women, according to a recent statement.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Encouraged to Increase Seafood Consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency recently updated guidelines regarding seafood consumption for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

E-cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

E-cigarettes are as effective as the patch in helping smokers quit, finds study.

Heart Events Worsen Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Study highlights importance of heart disease prevention for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Statin Use Hampers Physical Activity in Older Men

Side effects from cholesterol-lowering statins discourage physical activity among older men, finds study.

Warfarin Alternative Safe for Elderly Patients with AFib

Anti-clotting drug rivaroxaban offers an easier way for elderly patients with atrial fibrillation to reduce their stroke risk.

Weight Loss Surgery Considered a 'Useful' Treatment for Diabetes

Weight loss surgery helps obese patients manage diabetes better than traditional therapies alone, according to study.

Are Diet Drinks on Par with Water for Losing Weight?

According to a new study, diet beverages could help people lose more weight than drinking water alone.

Phone-Based Support Helps Heart Patients with Depression

Researchers develop simple, cost-effective treatment for heart patients diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Relief for Diabetic Patients with Chest Pain

Drug used to treat chest pain improves quality of life for diabetic patients with chronic angina.

Web-Based Program Helps Patients Improve Heart Health

Not only do Web-based programs help patients lower risk for heart disease, they’re more affordable than traditional counseling, according to study.

Psychiatric Medications May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Researchers urge further education on drug safety after finding link between antipsychotic medications and heart attack risk.

Worldwide Obesity Rates 'Startling'

Major study finds obesity rates have increased dramatically in all corners of the world over last three decades.

NIH Engages Women in Medical Research

The National Institutes of Health has unveiled new policies that will engage women in all phases of medical research.

Foreclosures Take a Toll on Community Health

Living near a foreclosed home increases blood pressure, according to a recent study of Massachusetts residents.

Reducing Salt Intake, Nationwide

Experts identify ways to reduce salt consumption and improve heart health in the United States.

Eating Fruits and Veggies Reduces Stroke Risk

A review of 20 past studies found that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may reduce risk for stroke by nearly one-third.

'Exercise Snacking': The Latest Health Trend?

Adding small bursts of exercise before meals could bring big health benefits, finds study.

Olive Oil Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

Adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may reduce risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heart rhythm in the United States.