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OBJECTIVE Hypoglycemia is associated with serious health outcomes for patients treated for diabetes. However, the outcome of outpatients with type 2 diabetes who have experienced hypoglycemia episodes is largely unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study population, derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database released by the Taiwan(More)
We examined time trends in the prevalence of diabetes using nationally representative samples, with a focus on gender differences. Data were from the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT), 1993-1996 (n = 2700), and NAHSIT 2004-2008 (n = 2258). Participants aged 19 years or older with adequate fasting glucose data were included. When needed, rates(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid ultrasound is widely used to measure haemodynamic parameters, such as intima-media thickness and blood flow velocities (i.e. peak-systolic velocity [PSV], end-diastolic velocity [EDV], and resistive index [RI]). However, the association between blood flow velocities and cardiovascular events remains unclear. DESIGN AND METHODS Baseline(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the combined impact of abdominal obesity and low skeletal muscle mass on cardiovascular and total mortality in an elderly Asian population. METHODS A total of 1,485 elderly individuals (≥65 years) from Elderly Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (1999-2000) were enrolled, and their survival status was followed using data from(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hysterectomy is a common procedure for treatment of numerous gynecologic diseases. However, reduction of endogenous sex hormone levels has been reported in hysterectomized women, and the association of hysterectomy with the cardiovascular risk remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the influence of hysterectomy on the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) assessment is basic to diabetes management. Little is done to describe the whole spectrum of the trajectory, its related temporal patterns of metabolic indices, and comorbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a longitudinal study. In the Diabetes Management through Integrated Delivery System project in(More)
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