More heart disease patients may have diabetes than expected

08/31/2004 | Reuters

The problem of diabetes going undetected in heart disease patients is more widespread than realized and more routine testing for diabetes in such patients is needed, researchers say. A study of 43,500 people taking part in a heart drug trial -- about 20% of whom already had heart disease -- found about one-fifth had previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

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