Reference: Archives of Internal Medicine , Vol. 167 No. 17, Sept. 24, 2007.. African Latino and American diabetics far less more likely to blood sugar under control Despite decades of advances in diabetes care, African Latinos and Americans are still far less most likely than whites to have their blood sugar in order, with the help of medications even, a new representative study finds nationally. That puts them at a higher risk of blindness, coronary attack, kidney failure, foot amputation and various other long-term diabetes complications. The comprehensive new national study of middle-aged and older adults, released in the Sept.Previous observational studies show that an elevated heartrate is associated with an increased threat of cardiovascular events in populations with steady coronary artery disease.2-4,15,16 The lack of benefit of ivabradine in SIGNIFY contrasts with outcomes from previous post hoc analyses with this agent suggesting that it could improve outcomes in individuals with stable coronary artery disease.10,11 In addition, in patients with center failure, the reduction in heartrate with ivabradine has been shown to boost clinical outcomes, beyond the improvements observed with beta-blockers.9,17 Although the analysis population in SIGNIFY had a high prevalence of risk factors owing to the inclusion criteria, the annual incidence of the principal end point was relatively low , owing to the backdrop therapy the sufferers were receiving probably, that was administered according to current recommendations.