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17-06-2022 | Hypertension | News

‘Reverse dipping’ forecasts long-term mortality in people with diabetes

Having blood pressure that is higher at night than during the day is associated with an increased mortality risk in people with diabetes, shows a 21-year study.

14-04-2022 | Prediabetes | News

Retinal microvascular damage evident before type 2 diabetes diagnosis

People with hypertension and prediabetes have significantly lower capillary density in the foveal retinal region, indicating microvascular damage, than those with hypertension but normal glucose metabolism, say researchers.

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17-11-2021 | Diabetes prevention | News

Lowering blood pressure may help type 2 diabetes prevention

Reducing blood pressure may be an effective strategy for the prevention of new-onset type 2 diabetes, suggest researchers from the Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration.

29-09-2021 | EASD 2021 | Conference coverage | News

Non-dipping of nocturnal blood pressure linked to adverse outcomes in type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes who do not experience a nocturnal reduction in blood pressure may have an elevated risk for mortality and adverse kidney events, research suggests.

01-09-2021 | Dementia | News

Telmisartan linked to reduced dementia risk in people with type 2 diabetes, hypertension

Study results suggest that telmisartan use in people with concomitant type 2 diabetes and hypertension is associated with a lower incidence of dementia and ischemic stroke compared with the use of other angiotensin receptor blockers.

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28-07-2021 | Complications | News

Complications ‘accumulate rapidly’ in youth-onset type 2 diabetes

The risk for diabetes-related complications increases over time among people with youth-onset type 2 diabetes, with the majority having at least one microvascular complication by the time of young adulthood, suggest follow-up results from the TODAY study.

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09-06-2021 | Glycemic control | News

Stalling diabetes control could spell oncoming trouble for USA

NHANES data indicate that glycemic and blood pressure control in people with diabetes in the USA has deteriorated over recent years, and lipid control has plateaued.

31-05-2021 | Hypertension | News

DiRECT analysis supports antihypertensive withdrawal before very-low-calorie diet

Blood pressure falls markedly when people with type 2 diabetes undertake a very-low-calorie diet, and immediate withdrawal of antihypertensive medications has few ill effects, say the DiRECT investigators.