Are you Seeing These 6 Trends Changing the Life Insurance Risk Landscape?
Our recent conversations with insurance partners highlight six prevalent risks at the top of mind for industry leaders today.
Diabetes Linked to Increased CVD, Cancer, Other Mortality
Diabetes is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and noncardiovascular noncancer causes, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Diabetes Care.
MIB Mortality Risk Analysis Committee: Diabetes Study (Video)
This video presents findings from a recent study on diabetes conducted by the MIB Mortality Risk Analysis Committee.
The link to the study is here: http://www.mibgroup.com/pdf/2016_06_diabetes_study.pdf
Mortality Up With Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) face an increased risk of mortality, with much of the increased risk of mortality associated with progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 13 in Diabetes Care.
Diabetes Increases Mortality Risk After Acute Myocardial Infarction
Patients with diabetes are much more likely to die after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than patients without diabetes, according to a study published online June 15 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
SCORacle #4: SCOR Global Life Newsletter
The 4th edition of SCOR Global Life’s newsletter includes articles on a variety of topics in connection with underwriting and claims.
Sneaking Up - How Diabetes Puts Lives at Risk
World Diabetes Day, held each year on 14 November, is truly a global event because diabetes affects people in every country. The International Diabetes Federation aims to raise awareness amidst concern over an escalating diabetes epidemic.
Fewer Deaths from Leading Causes
The number of fatalities caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries and diabetes - the five leading causes of death in the US - has fallen, according to a report published in JAMA.
Modest Relation Between HbA1c, Cardiovascular Events
For patients with type 2 diabetes, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is not significantly associated with cardiovascular events, regardless of clinical manifestation of vascular disease, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Diabetes Care.
Life Expectancy Substantially Drops With Disease Combo
While having one major health problem -- such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, or stroke -- can increase the risk for an early death, new research warns that the risk of dying prematurely goes up significantly for individuals with more than one of these conditions.