Insulin has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer when used early in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

Basal insulin in patients with prediabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes has no effect on cardiovascular disease events over a median follow-up of 6.2 years, according to a recent study.
An estimated 62 million people nationwide are diagnosed with diabetes, making India the country with the world’s largest diabetic population, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes study (Diabetologia. 2011;54:3022-3027).


"The authors of this bold and relevant study have gone where no one has dared to go before: to the very beginning of diabetes."
–Sanjay Kalra, DM (AIIMS-Endocrinology), consultant in Endocrinology at Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India


The study researchers, from Canada, presented their data at the 72nd Annual (2012) Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

"The authors of this bold and relevant study have gone where no one has dared to go before: to the very beginning of diabetes," said Sanjay Kalra, DM (AIIMS-Endocrinology), consultant in Endocrinology at Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India, executive editor of the journal Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a member of the mdCurrent-India Editorial Advisory Board. "This bold study has studied newer vistas of diabetes care: that of trying to prevent diabetes, and related complications, using...

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