Association of hyperglycemia and insulin with diabetic cardiovascular complications

Mogher Khamaisi, Julio Wainstein, Nicolae Hancu, Zvonko Milicevic, Itamar Raz

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Abstract

Patients with diabetes and/or insulin resistance syndrome are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. The UKPDS raised a great debate about the relative importance of hyperglycemia in the development of cardiovascular disease. Recently, several epidemiologic studies have suggested that high postprandial blood glucose levels are associated with a significant risk for the development of cardiovascular disease as well as a grave prognosis for these patients during acute coronary events. In addition, a number of reports reinforce the thesis that postprandial hyperglycemia is a risk factor for mortality. Our review summarizes the current knowledge on the relation between blood glucose, insulin levels, and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, relating these data to the new World Health Organization and American Diabetes Association classification of disturbed glucose metabolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Insulin

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