Diabetic Men Often Have Resistance to Aspirin

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A new study — unveiled at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society — showed that half of men, with type 2 diabetes mellitus, showed resistance to aspirin.

It turns out the aspirin was not as effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes in half of diabetic men because the diabetes interfered with the anticlotting abilities of aspirin.

The solution is simple: increase the levels of aspirin the patient is taking. (The aspirin still works, it just requires more to get the job done).

If you or someone you loves has type 2 diabetes it is important to be under the supervision of a medical doctor.