Sex-gender differences in diabetes vascular complications and treatment.

  title={Sex-gender differences in diabetes vascular complications and treatment.},
  author={Flavia Franconi and Ilaria Campesi and Stefano Occhioni and Giancarlo Tonolo},
  journal={Endocrine, metabolic & immune disorders drug targets},
  volume={12 2},
Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases act as two sides of the same coin: diabetes is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease while patients with ischemic cardiovascular diseases often have diabetes or pre-diabetes. As firstly shown by Framingham study, diabetic women have an increased cardiovascular risk about 3.5 fold higher than non diabetic women, against an increase of "only" 2.1 fold found in male subjects. In view of the impact of sexual hormones on glucose homeostasis… CONTINUE READING
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