Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is continuously rising throughout Africa. (1-5) The epidemiological transition impelling the developing world towards more non-communicable diseases, and especially cardiovascular disease, has been attributed to westernisation, reduced physical activity, obesity and the growing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. (1) Although the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is at present less than […]

Glucose Control and Opportunities for Health Care Improvement in a Hospital Setting.

Glucose Control and Opportunities for Health Care Improvement in a Hospital Setting.

Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that if current trends persist, the prevalence of diabetes in the US adult population may reach 33% by 2050 (1). Their findings, widely reported in the media, are a sobering reminder that diabetes is a growing health problem that will affect the cost and delivery […]

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

Evaluation of Blood Glucose Values in Critically Ill Patients Before and After Implementation of an Intensive Insulin Infusion Protocol (Clinical Report)

This retrospective study evaluated the effect of an intensive insulin infusion protocol on blood glucose values in five intensive care units at Baylor University Medical Center. The protocol involved an equation in which the hourly blood glucose value and an adjusted multiplier were used to determine the insulin infusion rate. The default target blood glucose […]

Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

A diabetes diagnosis no longer means giving up an active life. New technology, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, can help people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes stay active and flexible and maintain healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring explains how this new technology can dramatically […]