Cindy Lamendola

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Currently 17 million Americans have diabetes mellitus (DM); 90% of these have type 2 DM. Of these 17 million, 5.9 million remain undiagnosed. The undiagnosed patient with type 2 DM may be asymptomatic for years, while hyperglycemic injury to target organs occurs long before the development of frank diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes among adults is(More)
Elevated total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol have been well established as risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that lipid lowering decreases the incidence and mortality that results from CHD. However, a high percentage of subjects in these studies did not receive benefit from LDL lowering. Many(More)
Genetic, environmental, and metabolic risk factors are interrelated and contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. A strong family history of diabetes mellitus, age, obesity, and physical inactivity identify those individuals at highest risk. Minority populations are also at higher risk, not only because of family history and genetics, but(More)
Insulin resistance syndrome, also referred to as the metabolic syndrome, affects 1 in 3 to 4 adults older than 20 years. This syndrome consists of a clustering of metabolic abnormalities that put people at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These clinical abnormalities include dyslipidemia, specifically elevated triglycerides and low(More)
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