Obesity a driver of inadequate control of triglycerides in younger diabetes subjects in Japan
New findings from the Shiga Diabetes Clinical Survey implicate obesity as a driver of poorer glycaemic and triglycerides control among Japanese individuals with diabetes. The study evaluated 12-year trends of increasing obesity based on data from adult diabetes subjects in 2000 (n=14,205), 2006 (n=14,407) and 2012 (n=21,449). The survey showed an increasing prevalence of overweight (body mass index [BMI] 25-30 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI ?30 kg/m2) over this period: 27.0% and 5.1% in 2000, 28.9% and 7.3% in 2006 and 30.9% and 10.0% in 2012. While overall control of glycaemia, blood pressure and lipids improved over 12 years, management of glycaemia and triglycerides was insufficient in younger obese patients aged <65 years. These findings highlight the need for more active weight-control interventions especially in younger patients with diabetes.
Twelve-year trends of increasing overweight and obesity in patients with diabetes: the Shiga Diabetes Clinical Survey.
Miyazawa I, Kadota A, Miura K et al.