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03-14-2018 | Older adults | News

Collaborative ‘virtual ward’ approach may improve outcomes for older diabetes patients

An initiative involving “virtual ward” meetings between diabetes specialist nurses, community nurses, and consultants has led to improvements in glycemic control and a reduction in nurse visits among older diabetes patients in North East Essex, study results suggest.

02-22-2018 | Prediabetes | News

Routine measurements mark out highest-risk patients with dysglycemia

The short-term risk for developing diabetes is very high in primary care patients with impaired fasting glucose who also have elevated triglycerides and a large waist circumference, report researchers.

01-30-2018 | Transitions of care | News

SEARCH highlights flaws in transfer from pediatric to adult diabetes care

US researchers call for tailored clinical programs and policies to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care, and thus prevent worsening glycemic control, in young adults with type 2 diabetes.

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03-09-2018 | Healthcare systems | Editorial | Article

My journey into diabetes nursing: A perspective from the UK National Health Service

Diabetes nurse consultant and Advisory Board member, Maureen Wallymahmed reflects on her experiences within the profession and charts the evolution of the role over the past 40 years.

02-21-2018 | Primary care | Editorial | Article

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

Awareness and education about compassion fatigue can help to limit its incidence and severity. Sanjay Kalra outlines strategies to identify and manage the emotional exhaustion that often affects diabetes caregivers.

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. 

Journal articles and book chapters

02-14-2018 | Inpatient diabetes | Review | Article

Common models used for inpatient diabetes management

Drincic AT, Akkireddy P, Knezevich JT. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 10. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0972-x

01-18-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Managing obesity in primary care: Breaking down the barriers

Forgione N et al. Adv Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12325-017-0656-y

11-02-2017 | Hypoglycemia | Review | Article

Hypoglycemia reduction strategies in the ICU

In the review, Braithwaite et al. discuss the current strategies associated with hypoglycemia risk reduction among critically ill non-pregnant adult patients in intensive care units.

Braithwaite SS et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017;17:133. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0963-3

In practice

06-01-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Practical recommendations for transitioning patients with type 2 diabetes from hospital to home

This review provides clinicians with practical evidence-based recommendations for transitioning hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes to home.

Donihi AC. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 52. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0876-1

04-04-2017 | Screening | Article

Understanding type 2 diabetes mellitus screening practices among primary care physicians: A qualitative chart-stimulated recall study

Hafez D et al. BMC Fam Pract 2017;18:50. doi:10.1186/s12875-017-0623-3

01-30-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Transitioning the adult with type 2 diabetes from the acute to chronic care setting: Strategies to support pragmatic implementation success

Magee et al. review commonly used frameworks that can be applied to structure design and implementation of sustainable and generalizable interventions.

Magee M, Bardsley JK, Wallia A, Smith KM. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 6. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0830-2

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