Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes may impair cardiovascular function in young people

Category: Diabetes

Teenagers who have HbA1c testing show that they have type 2 diabetes may be at risk for more than just metabolic problems. A new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston indicates that many of these young people already show signs of impaired cardiovascular function.

The University of Auckland researchers said that their findings underscore the need to get young people more active. Exercise has been shown to reverse the type of cardiovascular damage they noted in the study participants.

For the study, the team took MRI scans of 40 teenagers both before and immediately after they engaged in physical activity. The imaging showed that the hearts of young people who had type 2 diabetes did not fill up with as much blood between beats as those of healthy individuals.

The researchers said that this may indicate arterial stiffness, which can be a major detriment to cardiovascular health, and may lead to high blood pressure.

"It appears that irrespective of weight, type 2 diabetes seems to have a negative effect on the heart and blood vessels in adolescents," said Teresa Pinto, who led the investigation.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top