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Jardiance Can Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and Death

Jardiance Can Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and Death

January 30, 2017
The FDA has granted empagliflozin (Jardiance) double duty status—it can lower blood sugar and, if you have cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk of heart-related death.
The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

The Sugar Industry Buried Sugar's Role in Heart Disease

September 14, 2016
A scathing report in JAMA Internal Medicine provides compelling evidence that the sugar industry was more concerned with its bottom line than the health of Americans.
How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

How Diabetes Can Mask the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Weird, whispering symptoms are easy to overlook; how to prevent and recognize this risk for people with diabetes.
August 04, 2016
In a new study of more than 9,000 people, silent heart attacks—with warning signs so quiet or so unusual that people didn’t seek medical help—were nearly as common as classic heart attacks with well-known symptoms like crushing chest pain. And they were almost as lethal in the long run, tripling the odds of dying during the 9-year study compared to people who didn’t have a heart attack of any kind.
Peripheral Artery Disease: What to Know and Do

Peripheral Artery Disease: What to Know and Do

Diabetes raises your risk; these treatments can help
May 16, 2016
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) “pads” arteries in your legs (and elsewhere) with gunky plaque that strangles or even cuts off blood flow, causing muscle pain and – grisly but true -- raising risk for amputation, too.
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Diabetes Management is Key to Avoiding Heart Problems

November 25, 2015
Type 2 diabetes can be bad enough on its own, but one of the worst aspects of the condition is the fact that it may lead to other health complications down the road.
6 Steps to Quit Smoking

6 Steps to Quit Smoking

Smoking greatly increases the risk of developing heart and lung disease and other serious complications of diabetes. Take your first step towards quitting today.
November 02, 2015
Smoking greatly increases the risk of developing heart and lung disease and other serious complications of diabetes. Take your first step towards quitting today.
Fish Oils May Help People With Diabetes

Fish Oils May Help People With Diabetes

Researchers find that omega-3 fatty acids (DHA) can help prevent fatty liver disease and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
February 18, 2014
Eating a diet high in fish, and subsequently omega-3 fatty acids, can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease
Effects on the Heart: Diabetes Drug Act Differently in Men and Women

Effects on the Heart: Diabetes Drug Act Differently in Men and Women

Study finds that metformin has positive effects on women's heart function, but not men. Combining metformin with Avandia or fish oil may mitigate some of the negative heart effects of metformin in men.
December 16, 2013
Diabetes and Heart Disease: Medications Matter
Heart Disease in Younger Women With Diabetes

Heart Disease in Younger Women With Diabetes

Younger and middle-age women with type 2 diabetes have similar heart disease risks as men—a 4-fold increase compared to women without diabetes.
December 05, 2013
Doctors urge aggressive screening and treatment
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