Navigation Links
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease
Date:6/16/2008

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 2 diabetes and heart disease often receive less of the medical treatment they need than men, making their ability to control both diseases more difficult, a new study reports.

The research findings, expected to be presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco, probably explains why death from heart disease is being lowered in male diabetics but not among females.

"Our study shows that in patients with diabetes, there is a clear disparity between men and women in the control and treatment of important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease," study leader Dr. Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, professor of medicine at the University of Cologne in Germany, said in a prepared statement.

"Women have worse control of their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels compared to men and are given cholesterol-lowering medications less often," she said.

Researchers from three German universities studied almost 45,000 people with type 2 diabetes, 40 percent with heart and vascular disease, who were treated by private-practice physicians.

In the group with cardiovascular disease, they found that:

  • While women were 44 percent more likely than men to have high LDL ("bad") cholesterol, they were 15 percent less likely to receive lipid-lowering medications.
  • Women also were 19 percent more likely than men to have uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • Women were 15 percent more likely to have poor long-term control of their blood glucose (sugar) level.

While women are normally less likely then men to die from heart disease, the findings shows diabetes may negate some of that lower risk, Gouni-Berthold said.

"More aggressive treatment of cardiovascular disease in women with diabetes may improve the gender disparity in cardiovascular disease mortality," she added. "Patients should speak with their doctors about the intensity of treatment modalities."

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about diabetes.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Endocrine Society, news release, June 15, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Hosts Quality Improvement Summit - Caregivers from 15 States and Canada Gather in Hartford for Intensive Learning
2. More intensive dialysis does not improve outcomes among patients with acute kidney injury
3. Mayo Clinic Research Shows U.S. Intensive Care Units Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically-ill Patients Generally Strong; Identifies Area of Improvement
4. Intensive care units prevention of pneumonia in critically-ill patients generally strong
5. Construction Commencing at Gilbert Hospitals New Intensive Care Unit
6. Intensive blood sugar treatment in trial of diabetes and cardiovascular disease changed
7. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
8. Intensive training post-spinal cord injury can stimulate repair in brain and spinal cord
9. Intensive care quality of sleep improved by new drug, reports study
10. Smoking Cessation Rates Double With Intensive Counseling and Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Studies of 20,000 Smokers Show
11. Browns Wives Host Special Day at MetroHealth Medical Center to Support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: