Systolic BP variability associated with increased risk of death, CV events in patients with type 2 diabetes, meta-analysis finds
While current guidelines use only the absolute value of blood pressure (BP) to stratify a patient's cardiovascular (CV) risk, the results suggest that variability in systolic BP may also contribute to risk stratification in this high-risk population, the authors concluded.
Young adults with diabetes have less favorable cardiometabolic risk profile versus those without, study finds
Compared to young adults without diabetes, those with diabetes were more likely to have obesity, elevated lipids, or hypertension and were less likely to report being physically active or consuming a healthy diet.
Patients were more likely to choose more intensive care after an annual consultation if they had a high level of education, if they were concerned about illness, if they had set goals for their care, and if they had comorbid conditions.
The risks are related to the pumps' wireless communication with other devices, such as blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring systems.
A retrospective cohort study in Taiwan found that antidepressant use was associated with a significantly reduced risk for death, and after adjustment, total mortality decreased as total cumulative antidepressant dose increased.