A recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found that the duration of diabetes history plays a crucial role in determining the risk of heart failure. A team of researchers investigated this association in a study of 23 754 individuals who had a history of diabetes without Heart Failure (HF) during the baseline recruitment of UK Biobank. The study results showed that there was a positive association between diabetes duration and HbA1c levels with heart failure risk. Those with the most prolonged disease duration of more than or equal to 15 years and poorer glycemic control had a significantly higher risk of Heart failure. This is an important finding leading to the possible prevention of heart failure in diabetic patients with consideration in clinical practices and policy-making.
Today: December 2, 2023