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Diabetes complications and comorbidities: Cardiovascular disease

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Young-onset type 2 diabetes: A different process?

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Escalating obesity prevalence and severity has led to type 2 diabetes being diagnosed in ever-younger people, including children. medwireNews rounds up the accumulating evidence suggesting a particularly severe diabetes course in these young people.

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Any pregnancy dysglycemia may raise CVD risk

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The association between poor glycemic control during pregnancy and subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease extends to women without gestational diabetes, study findings suggest.

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DECLARE analyses show dapagliflozin benefits for reduced ejection fraction, prior MI subgroups

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Further analysis of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial shows dapagliflozin to be of particular benefit for patients who have previous myocardial infarction or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Patient case study

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

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Pharmacological management of comorbid cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes is undergoing a paradigm shift. General practitioner Kevin Fernando puts recommendations from the ADA/EASD into practice in this case study [read more].

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | SGLT2 inhibitors | GLP-1 receptor agonists

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Gap in cardiovascular risk not closing for people with type 2 diabetes

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The incidence of coronary heart disease has declined in recent years but people with type 2 diabetes continue to have a significantly greater risk than those without, Scottish data show.

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High mental illness burden in young-onset type 2 diabetes

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Over a third of time spent in hospital before the age of 40 years by patients who develop type 2 diabetes by this age is due to mental illness, report researchers.

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Older type 2 diabetes patients may derive greatest liraglutide benefits

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The LEADER investigators report that treatment with the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may be of particular benefit in the oldest patients with type 2 diabetes.

Expert opinion editorial

What have I learned from cardiovascular outcome trials?

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Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra considers the impact that cardiovascular outcome trials have had on the standard of diabetes care and questions what else they might accomplish in the future [read more]

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | Type 2 diabetes | Expert opinion

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DECLARE-TIMI 58 supports CV benefits of SGLT2 inhibitor class

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The results of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial show a broadly positive effect of dapagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, especially heart failure, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes, polyvascular disease combine to increase cardiovascular risk

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Type 2 diabetes and polyvascular disease are additive risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a secondary analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial suggests.

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05-14-2019 | Complications | News

Diabetes-related mortality rates are no longer declining

Rates of age-standardized all-cause mortality due to diabetes as the underlying or contributing cause of death have plateaued in recent years following earlier declines, shows an analysis of data from the US Census and national mortality database.

05-08-2019 | Cardiovascular disorders | News

Need for multiple risk factor control highlighted in comorbid diabetes, heart disease

People with diabetes and stable ischemic heart disease are more likely to have long-term survival when they have a greater number of risk factors controlled at prespecified therapeutic goals, research shows.

05-02-2019 | Cardiovascular disorders | News

Metformin may be cardioprotective in patients with coronary artery disease

Findings from the MET-REMODEL trial suggest that metformin treatment may aid regression of left ventricular hypertrophy among nondiabetic patients with coronary artery disease.

Themed collections

06-25-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Themed collection | Collection

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

An updated collection of articles focusing on the mechanism of action and clinical use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

12-13-2018 | GLP-1 agonists | Review | Article

GLP-1RAs in type 2 diabetes: Mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular effects and overview of cardiovascular outcome data

Sposito AC et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 157. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0800-2

11-28-2018 | Diabetic cardiomyopathy | Article

Cardiovascular risk reduction over time in patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery: data from a single-center retrospective observational study

Rubio-Almanza M, Cámara-Gómez R, Hervás-Marín D et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 90. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0317-4

11-21-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Review | Article

Unrecognised cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: Is it time to act earlier?

Schernthaner G et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 145. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0788-7

11-10-2018 | Retinopathy | Article

Diabetic retinopathy grade as a predictive marker of severity of cardiovascular disease and mortality: DIVERSE Study Group

Shah K et al. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13410-018-0699-x

11-08-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Review | Article

The evolving role of the cardiologist in the management of type 2 diabetes

Chilton RJ et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 144. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1114-1

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing diabetes professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Slides

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within diabetes management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

Independent Medical Education

Educational programs building upon the most current research and professional practice recommendations, with the aim of enabling more efficient diagnosis, optimizing treatment, and improving patient outcomes.

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