Diabetes Health in The News: Biomarker May Help Diagnose Risk of Heart Failure

Those with type 2 diabetes may be more aware of their increased risk of heart failure thanks to a new study done by researchers from the University of Sydney. This study confirmed a link between N-terminal Pro-B-type natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and heart failure. The study included 3,098 patients who have type 2 diabetes. The study looked at NT-proBNP and several other biomarkers, including interleukin-6, high-sensitivity

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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle

Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write, “create my

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Metformin Best For Heart Safety

Metformin is the most frequently prescribed standalone medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study has found that this drug is actually better for the heart than most of its closest competitors. This result came after analyzing over 200 studies that involved 1.4 million people. The findings suggest that Metformin reduced the risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Metformin Safer For Heart Than Other Meds

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests. Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and stroke by about 30 percent to 40 percent compared with other commonly used drugs called sulfonylureas, such as glibenclamide, glimepiride, glipizide and tolbutamide, researchers

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