The large prospective cohort study on the “Association between educational level and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in the Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation Program” shows that educational level is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among Hong Kong Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. This highlights the potential importance of universal education, which may have long-term health impacts (Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 25;10:1561-1571. doi: 10.2147/CLEP.S177437. eCollection 2018).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator, Prof Andrea Luk of our Department of Medicine & Therapeutics. Prof Luk is an expert in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, with particular interest in diabetes epidemiology.