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Glycemic control


04-19-2018 | Older adults | News

Glycemic variability modifies mortality risk in older diabetes patients

The excess mortality risk associated with high or very low glycated hemoglobin values is modified by glycemic variability in diabetes patients aged 70 years or more, shows an analysis of The Health Improvement Network database.

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.

04-11-2018 | Glycemic control | News

Diabetes patients at risk for adverse outcomes after surgery

Diabetes and elevated levels of glycated hemoglobin are associated with poor outcomes after surgery, researchers report.

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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.

12-05-2017 | Insulin resistance | Editorial | Article

A pragmatic and practical guide to U500 regular insulin usage

Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra shares his pragmatic and practical suggestions on initiating, monitoring, and titrating suitable patients on U500 regular insulin.

11-25-2016 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

Choosing an insulin delivery device

A process of shared and informed decision-making, facilitated by demonstration, helps ensure that the right delivery device is chosen and prescribed for persons who require insulin.

In depth

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.

03-21-2017 | Insulin pumps | Feature | Article

Adolescents: A challenging age group

Professor Moshe Phillip tells medwireNews why he believes the artificial pancreas will be of particular benefit for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

Original research

08-05-2016 | Glycemic control | Article

Stress and coping predicts adjustment and glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Jaser SS et al. Ann Behav Med 2017; 51: 30–38. doi: 10.1007/s12160-016-9825-5

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

02-26-2018 | Hyperglycemia | Review | Article

Critical care management of stress-induced hyperglycemia

Vanhorebeek I, Gunst J, Van den Berghe G. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 17. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0988-2

02-15-2018 | Nephropathy | Review | Article

Diabetic kidney disease: Is there a role for glycemic variability?

Subramanian S, Hirsch IB. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 13. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-0979-3

Case reports

01-15-2018 | Prader-Willi syndrome | Case report | Article

Effectiveness of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor as an add-on drug to GLP-1 receptor agonists for glycemic control of a patient with Prader–Willi syndrome: A case report

The authors report the case of a 36-year-old Japanese male patient with Prader–Willi Syndrome who was treated with a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor to improve glycemic control.

Horikawa Y et al. Diabetes Ther 2018; 9: 421–426. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0369-5

12-19-2017 | Pregnancy | Case report | Article

Successful glycemic control using a flash glucose monitoring system for a pregnant woman with diabetes: A case report

The authors report the case of a pregnant Japanese woman who experienced gestational diabetes mellitus during her first pregnancy and developed impaired glucose tolerance after the delivery.

Kishimoto M, Tamada S, Oshiba Y. J Diabetes Metab Disord 2017; 16: 44. doi: 10.1186/s40200-017-0327-1

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