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.

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.

Common Heart Condition Goes Undetected in Men and Women

Coronary microvascular dysfunction may increase cardiovascular risk among both sexes.

Growing Use of ICDs to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

More patients may be eligible to receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, according to a scientific statement released by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association.

Do Cholesterol Meds Excuse Poor Eating Habits?

Statin use gives patients a false sense of security when it comes to diet, study shows.

Vast Advancements in the Treatment of Fetal Heart Disease

We’ve come a long way with the diagnosis and treatment of fetal heart disease, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association.

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: A Lifelong Concern

New paper highlights long-term health risks associated with preeclampsia, a serious condition in which women develop high blood pressure during pregnancy.

U.S. Hospitals Improve Stroke Treatment

Stroke patients are receiving faster care than ever before, thanks to a national quality improvement initiative that could save thousands of lives.

Treating Heart Failure Patients with an Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Adding aspirin to a treatment regimen does more harm than good for heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation.

Heart Failure Hospitalizations: A National Challenge

Frequent heart failure hospitalizations put significant pressure on the health care system, according to recent statistics.

Coffee Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Coffee drinkers rejoice: Increasing coffee consumption reduces risk for type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

Diet and Exercise Can Help Ward Off Diabetes

Diet and exercise helped some adults with prediabetes ward off the full-blown disease in a 23-year study.
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Common Arthritis Drug Helps the Heart, Too

Study suggests that arthritis drug, colchicine, helps treat chronic heart inflammation.
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Treating Mild Heart Failure with CRT

Study pinpoints heart failure patients that might benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Some Physical Activity is Better Than None

Adults engaging in any level of regular physical activity have lower risk of death compared to those who get no exercise, according to research.

FDA Gives Latinas Tools to Fight Diabetes

Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing the disease and many will likely not get the preventive or other care they require.