VADT

Progression of vascular calcification is increased with statin use in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT).

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Exclusive! Expert commentary webcast from Vivian Fonseca, MD, on this post-hoc analysis of VADT. Saremi A, Bahn G, Reaven PD; for the VADT Investigators. Progression of vascular calcification is increased with statin use in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). Diabetes Care. 2012;35:2390-2392. Cross-sectional data from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) showed that participants with coronary artery or abdominal aortic calcification had an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, including peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease.

Pharmacist-led shared medical appointments for multiple cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes

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Cohen LB, Taviera TH, Khatana SA, Dooley AG, Pirraglia PA, Wu WC. Pharmacist-led shared medical appointments for multiple cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2011 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]. To assess whether VA MEDIC-E (Veterans Affairs Multi-disciplinary Education and Diabetes Intervention for Cardiac risk reduction— Extended for 6 months), a pharmacist-led shared medical appointments program, could improve attainment of target goals for hypertension, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and tobacco use in patients with type 2 diabetes compared to standard primary care after 6 months of intervention.

Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in african american and caucasian men with type 2 diabetes

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Kokkinos P, Myers J, Nylen E, et al. Exercise capacity and all-cause mortality in african american and caucasian men with type 2 diabetes. ACC Abstracts of the 48th Scientific Session. 2009;32(4):623-628. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between exercise capacity and mortality in African Americans and Caucasians with type 2 diabetes and to explore racial differences regarding this relationship.

The Lipid Triad in Type 2 Diabetes - Prevalence and Relevance of Hypertriglyceridaemia/low High-density Lipoprotein Syndrome in Type 2 Diabetes

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Temelkova-Kurktschiev T, Hanefeld M.. The lipid triad in type 2 diabetes - prevalence and relevance of hypertriglyceridaemia/low high-density lipoprotein syndrome in type 2 diabetes. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes.. 2004:112:75-79. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Among the established risk factors, the lipid triad (elevated triglycerides, decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) is a powerful risk factor for atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence in Asian Americans: Results of a National Health Survey

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McNeely MJ, Boyko EJ. Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence in Asian Americans: Results of a National Health Survey. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:66-69. Asians are thought to be at high risk for diabetes, yet there is little population-based information about diabetes in Asian Americans. The purpose of this study was to directly compare the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans with other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. using data from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

The Metabolic Response of Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes to a High-Protein, Weight-Maintenance Diet

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Nuttall FQ, Gannon MC, Saeed A, Jordan K, Hoover H. The Metabolic Response of Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes to a High-Protein, Weight-Maintenance Diet. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003;88:3577-3583. In a randomized, crossover 5-week study design, we recently reported that a weight-maintaining diet in which the percentage of total food energy as protein was increased from 15%-30% resulted in a decrease in postprandial glucose and glycohemoglobin in people with untreated type 2 diabetes without a significant change in insulin.

Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Events With Low HDL Cholesterol. The Veterans Affairs HDL Intervention Trial (VA-HIT)

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Robins SJ, Bloomfield Rubins H, Faas FH, et al. Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Events With Low HDL Cholesterol. The Veterans Affairs HDL Intervention Trial (VA-HIT). Diabetes Care. 2003;26:1513-1517. To assess the effect of insulin resistance and the benefit of the fibrate, gemfibrozil, on the incidence of major cardiovascular events in subjects with low HDL cholesterol and a broad range of triglyceride values who participated in the Veterans Affairs High Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial (VA-HIT).