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04-18-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Data support artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes, but better evidence needed

Analysis of the research to date comparing artificial pancreas treatment with other insulin systems supports its ability to significantly improve glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, while reducing the burden of hypoglycemia.

04-13-2018 | Healthcare systems | News

Regular healthcare access may reduce children’s DKA risk at diabetes diagnosis

Children are less likely to present with diabetic ketoacidosis at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis if they previously had regular access to a healthcare provider, research published in CMAJ suggests.

04-03-2018 | Alogliptin | News

Support for alogliptin as add-on therapy for type 2 diabetes

Adding the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor alogliptin to metformin and sulfonylurea treatment may improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk, a post-hoc analysis of the EXAMINE trial suggests.

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Opinion

02-13-2018 | Older adults | Editorial | Article

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

The drive to achieve lower HbA1c targets in older patients is not without concern or risk. Our UK Board address concerns highlighted by recent trials and discuss whether current guidelines do enough to mitigate the risks of overtreatment.

01-16-2018 | Type 1 diabetes | Editorial | Article

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for type 1 diabetes: Ready for prime time?

Editorial board member John Wilding casts a critical eye over the positive buzz surrounding the potential uses of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes treatment.

12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

In depth

03-27-2018 | Inpatient diabetes | Feature | Article

The inpatient diabetes audit: A tool for change

With the 2017 NaDIA results showing some positive trends in inpatient diabetes care, medwireNews talks to national clinical lead Gerry Rayman about the tools and tactics to deliver the best patient outcomes.

01-15-2018 | Type 1 diabetes | Hot topic review | Article

What do we know about adjunct non-insulin medications in type 1 diabetes?

medwireNews outlines which medications have so far been tested as adjunct treatments for type 1 diabetes and summarizes the key trial data showing their benefits or otherwise.

Journal articles and book chapters

03-24-2018 | Glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists | Review | Article

Use of glucagon‐like peptide‐1 receptor agonists among individuals on basal insulin requiring treatment intensification

Trautmann ME, Vora J. Diabet Med 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dme.13610

03-24-2018 | Insulin | Review | Article

Basal insulin intensification in patients with type 2 diabetes: A review

Meece J. Diabetes Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0395-3

03-03-2018 | Psychological support | Review | Article

The experience of partners of adults with type 1 diabetes: An integrative review

Whittemore R, Delvy R, McCarthy MM. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 19. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0986-4

Case reports

03-29-2018 | Diagnosis | Case report | Article

Prediabetes directly deteriorates into diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome triggered by acute pancreatitis: A case report illustrating a “chicken and egg” paradigm in ketosis-prone diabetes

The authors report the case of a 45-year-old woman with a past medical history of prediabetes who presents with postprandial left upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Song R, Cao S. Diabetes Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0417-1

12-08-2016 | Diagnosis | Case report | Article

Spontaneous hypoglycemia

How would you approach the case of this 74-year-old woman who has been experiencing episodes of blurred vision and nausea?

Strachan MWJ. In: Endocrinology and Diabetes. Edited by Ajjan R, Orme SM. Springer London, 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4471-2789-5_18

12-08-2016 | Hypoglycemia | Case report | Article

Hypoglycemia

How would you approach the case of this 38-year-old female teacher with Addison’s disease, diabetes and recurrent severe hypoglycemia?

Zammitt NN, Frier BM. In: Endocrinology and Diabetes. Edited by Ajjan R, Orme SM. Springer London, 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4471-2789-5_17

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