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08-16-2017 | Lifestyle intervention | News

Lifestyle intervention has modest impact on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Adding an intensive lifestyle intervention to usual care slightly improves glycemic control but substantially reduces the need for glucose-lowering medication among patients with non–insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, suggest trial results published as a preliminary communication in JAMA.

08-11-2017 | Self-management education | News

Online game boosts glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

An online game delivering diabetes self-management education helps improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, study results suggest.

07-26-2017 | Adolescents | News

Poor lifestyle intervention adherence may dilute effectiveness in youths with type 2 diabetes

Session attendance was only moderate and self-monitoring very poor in youths with type 2 diabetes who participated in the TODAY lifestyle programme, an analysis shows.

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06-10-2017 | Diet | Conference report | Article

ADA 2017

Dietary guidelines: controversies and missing evidence

In a lively session on Friday afternoon, presenters looked at the evidence (or lack thereof) underlying dietary guidelines for patients with diabetes.

03-09-2017 | Diet | Conference report | Article

Diabetes UK 2017

Rank Nutrition lecture: the jigsaw puzzle of dietary evidence

The opening named lecture of the conference – the Rank Nutrition lecture – was presented this year by Nita Forouhi, from the University of Cambridge, who gave an overview of the often contradictory evidence linking diet to diabetes risk.

Journal articles and book chapters

04-26-2017 | Lifestyle intervention | Review | Article

Novel approaches for the promotion of physical activity and exercise for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

Arena et al. present supporting evidence for physical activity in the amelioration of type 2 diabetes and propose a novel approach to address the challenge of improving lifestyle behaviors in this review.

Arena et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 2017. 10.1038/ejcn.2017.53

Authors:
R Arena, M Sagner, N M Byrne, A D Williams, A Mcneil, S J Street, A P Hills

04-05-2017 | Physical activity | Review | Article

Resistance Training for Glycemic Control, Muscular Strength, and Lean Body Mass in Old Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Meta-Analysis

Resistance training was shown to improve glycemic control and muscle strength in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and, with high intensity, can be a strategy to treat patients with sarcopenia associated with aging.

Lee J et al. Diabetes Ther 2017;8:459–473. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0258-3

02-01-2017 | Lifestyle intervention | Review | Article

Workplace interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus: A narrative review

The authors provide a comprehensive summary of translations of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in workplaces and offer an insight into its effectiveness in this setting. Interventions not based on the DPP are also discussed.

Hafez D et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 9. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0840-0

Case reports

01-01-2015 | Gestational diabetes | Case study | Article

Case study: gestational diabetes

Understand the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria and management guidelines relevant to the case of this 34-year-old patient diagnosed with GDM.

Levy CJ. In: A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology. Edited by Davies TF. Springer New York, 2015.

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