- Prediabetes increasingly detected in middle-aged Americans with normal BMI.
- All patients should be tested for diabetes and prediabetes.
- Researchers attribute rise in pre-diabetes to sedentary lifestyle.
- Studies have shown sitting and a sedentary lifestyle to be a significant health risk.
- Sitting for more than 3 hours per day cuts life expectancy by at least 3 years.
- Extended TV watching also tied to decreased lifespan.
If baseline systolic blood pressure was <140mmHg, antihypertensive treatment increased the risk of cardiovascular mortality. Similarly, treatment of borderline hypertension was associated with a tendency towards increased risk of all-cause mortality.
- If baseline systolic blood pressure was <140mmHg, antihypertensive treatment increased the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
- Similarly, treatment of borderline hypertension was associated with a tendency towards increased risk of all-cause mortality.
- Treatment of hypertension >150 mm Hg in patients with T2DM was linked to decreased risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, and end stage renal disease.
Philip R. Schauer, MD, is a leading authority on the use of bariatric surgery to control obesity and type 2 diabetes. He has recently published 3 landmark papers on the subject in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Systematic review and meta-analysis included 23 studies and 954 patients.
- Resistance training has been found to be effective for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the early stages of the disease.
- Resistance training should be recommended in the early stage of T2DM, especially for patients with relatively poor glycemic control.
- A substantial amount of exercise might be required to stimulate post-exercise glucose uptake.
- Clinic shuts down once a month, except for care of diabetes patients.
- Patients who come to Diabetes Day have been able to decrease their HbA1C significantly when compared to those patients who did not attend.
- Diabetes Day requires no new building, no new specialists to diabetes patients, no significant technology infrastructure was needed to support the program.
- Simple redesign of current care processes for diabetic patients using readily available resources enabled clinicians to initiate this program.
- Five things you can tell a male patient to help him improve his health today.
- Nearly anything other than sitting can be considered exercise.
- Recommend that your patients set a time to turn off devices and tune into their physical surroundings.
- Maintaining a strong social life can have significantly positive influence on survival.
- Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are 40% less likely to die at five and 10 years postop.
- Bariatric surgery significantly extends the lives of obese patients, even among older men with multiple comorbidities.
- Of the 10,000 patients studied, 74% were male and the average body mass index (BMI) among surgical patients was 47 compared to an average of 46 in nonsurgical patients.