Heart failure 56% more likely with type 2 diabetes

Australian experts say the UK research, which found heart failure was 56% more likely among people with T2DM than without, underlines the need for good patient monitoring.

Associate Professor Neale Cohen, endocrinologist and general manager of diabetes services at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, said while doctors were typically tuned in to ischaemic events, heart failure was an important clinical problem that may be neglected.

The study may prompt a discussion about a greater need for cardiac imaging for patients with diabetes, he said.

“Perhaps what we should be doing a little more