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Sixty-one Percent Increase In Diabetes-related Deaths And Illnesses
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have documented a dramatic upsurge in diabetes-related deaths and illnesses in New York City, including a sharp increase in diabetic patients hospitalized with heart attacks.

Statin Therapy for Type 2’s Regardless of LDL Levels and CVD
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2006
The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade. Patients with type 2 diabetes are at a much greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) than are nondiabetic individuals. Consequently, the treatment of CVD risk factors is a healthcare priority in this patient population.

Cardiovascular Risk Unchanged With Blood Glucose Over 100mg/dL
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Men with cardiovascular disease may be at considerably increased risk for death even when their blood sugar level remains in the "normal" range

Stress Echo Predicts Risk in Diabetics and Nondiabetics
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Researchers report that pharmacological stress echocardiography is equally effective in stratifying cardiac risk in diabetes and nondiabetics

Tooth Loss May Associated With Increased Risk for Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Population-based studies show an association between oral conditions (periodontal disease and/or tooth loss) and cardiovascular disease

Young Type 2 Diabetics at Higher Stroke Risk
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Their odds of an attack double soon after diagnosis, study finds

Updated U.S. Cholesterol Goals Appear Hard to Reach and Not Being Met
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006
The researchers estimated that 24.9 million people exceeded 2001 thresholds for drug therapy and 46.2 million exceeded optional 2001 thresholds for drug therapy. For 2004 optional thresholds, the corresponding figure was 56.5 million

Diabetic Hearts Use Four Times More Fat for Energy
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006
The high-fat "diet" that diabetic heart muscle consumes helps make cardiovascular disease the most common killer of diabetic patients. Diabetic heart muscle uses four times more fat for energy than the hearts of non-diabetics.

Pollution Increases Heart Attack Risk for Diabetics and the Overweight
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Obese individuals at risk of diabetes are in danger of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, when exposed to pollution from diesel exhaust or power plant emissions, says a University of Alberta researcher who is sounding the alarm in a study offering the first direct proof of that relationship

Diabetics With No Coronary Risk Factors Need A Stress Test
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Contrary to current guidelines, "aggressive" efforts to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) are worthwhile in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and one or no cardiovascular risk factors, based on results of a study.

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