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06-23-2018 | Type 2 diabetes | ADA 2018 | News

Primary care-based QI initiative improves glucose control in type 2 diabetes

A primary care-based diabetes quality improvement initiative using a shared medical appointment approach leads to increased insulin use and reduced glycated hemoglobin in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, research shows.

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.

12-05-2017 | Diet | News

DiRECT trial: Diabetes remission achievable in primary care

Nearly half of the patients helped to follow a very-low-calorie diet for at least 3 months achieved and maintained remission of type 2 diabetes over the 12 months of the DiRECT trial, the investigators report.

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Opinion

05-22-2018 | Nutritional management | Editorial | Article

UK nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes: An update for primary care

Advisory Board member Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

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.

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.

Journal articles and book chapters

06-04-2018 | Pediatrics | Review | Article

Identifying prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic youth: Should HbA1c be used as a diagnostic approach?

Vajravelu ME, Lee JM. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 43. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1012-6

05-19-2018 | Risk factors | Review | Article

Prioritising risk factors for type 2 diabetes: Causal inference through genetic approaches

Wittemans LBL, Lotta LA, Langenberg C. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 40. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1009-1

05-10-2018 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Diabetes care in the digital era: A synoptic overview

Fatehi F, Menon A, Bird D. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 38. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1013-5

In practice

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

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