VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes improving despite gender-bias in prescriptions

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 14/4/2019

Description

A Diabetes UK-funded study suggests that Type 2 diabetes leads to a smaller increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease for women today than it has done in the past.

Researchers at the University of Manchester studied data from almost 80,000 people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, to look for differences between men and women in relation to their risk of having a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/cardiovascular-risk-for-women-developing-type-2-diabetes-improving-despite-gender-bias-in-prescriptions/

Media coverage

TitleCVD Risk Similar in Men, Women With Diabetes, but Care Differs
Media name/outletMedscape
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/04/19
URLhttps://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/912033
PersonsAlison Wright
TitleDiabetic women less likely to receive cardioprotective drugs than men
Media name/outletNursing in Practice
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/19
URLhttps://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/diabetic-women-less-likely-receive-cardioprotective-drugs-men
PersonsAlison Wright
TitleDiabetic women less likely than men to get medication
Media name/outletITV News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/19
DescriptionResearch carried out by the University of Manchester shows that women with type 2 diabetes are less likely than men to be prescribed medication to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2019-04-15/diabetic-women-less-likely-than-men-to-get-medication/
PersonsMartin Rutter
TitleWomen missing out on life-saving statins in prescribing gender bias
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/19
DescriptionA worrying gender divide in the prescribing of life-saving statins to women with Type 2 diabetes has been uncovered by researchers.

An analysis of prescriptions shows that although women are more likely to have high blood pressure and cholesterol than men - putting them at greater risk of heart problems - they were less likely to receive protective medication.

Researchers from the University of Manchester believe that healthcare workers fail to realise that risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetic women is not that much lower than that of men.
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/04/14/women-missing-life-saving-statins-prescribing-gender-bias/
PersonsAlison Wright, Martin Rutter
TitleWomen with Type 2 diabetes are LESS likely to be prescribed statins than men - despite condition raising the risk to their hearts
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/19
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6921839/Women-Type-2-diabetes-likely-statins-men-despite-risk-hearts.html
PersonsAlison Wright
TitleNew research into the link between Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
Media name/outletPHARMAfield
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/19
URLhttps://pharmafield.co.uk/healthcare/new-research-into-the-link-between-type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk/
PersonsAlison Wright
TitleStudy shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias
Media name/outletThe Medical News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/19
URLhttps://www.news-medical.net/news/20190415/Study-shows-improvements-in-cardiovascular-risk-for-women-developing-Type-2-diabetes-despite-prescription-bias.aspx
PersonsAlison Wright
Title‘Prescription bias' may see female diabetics miss out on statins, study suggests
Media name/outletThe Irish News
Media typeWeb
CountryIreland
Date14/04/19
URLhttps://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2019/04/14/news/-prescription-bias-may-see-female-diabetics-miss-out-on-statins-study-suggests-1597654/
PersonsAlison Wright