The differences among ethnic groups may be due to genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and highlight the need to identify ways to reduce disparities, they said.
Intense multifactorial intervention associated with increased life span, time to CVD events in type 2 diabetes
The intensive intervention was initially conducted for a median of 7.8 years and used both pharmacologic and behavioral methods to target coexisting risk factors for late complications of diabetes.
Elevations in high-sensitivity troponin T or N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide were significantly associated with risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and hospitalization for heart failure, while C-reactive protein was a less
Patients with type 2 diabetes and a systolic blood pressure of 110 to 119 mm Hg appeared to have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than patients who had systolic blood pressures of 130 to 139 mm Hg, according to a registry study.
The study looked at data from the Sweden National Diabetes Register to determine what patient characteristics were related to all-cause mortality or death from cardiovascular-, diabetes-, or cancer-related causes.
Intensive treatment was defined as use of more glucose-lowering medications than recommended by practice guidelines and was found in 18.7% of clinically complex Medicare patients.
The U.K.-based retrospective cohort study used a database that linked national hospitalization and mortality data for people who were prescribed second-line regimens after metformin.
Excess mortality associated with diabetes was highest in patients younger than age 75 who had had diabetes for a longer time period, with the relative hazard highest in women, a study found.
An ancillary analysis of the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) included 1,312 adult patients with type 2 diabetes who agreed to additional testing of kidney function and urinary albumin excretion at baseline and two and five years after
A 1-hour glucose value above 155 mg/dL predicted mortality even when the 2-hour glucose value was below 140 mg/dL, according to the 33-year study.