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The CAROLINA trial: Make or break for sulfonylureas?

Sulfonylurea pill

Diabetologist Sanjay Kalra puts the CAROLINA trial into historical context and considers the present-day implications for the use of DPP-4 inhibitors and sulfonylureas. 

Get more on: Sulfonylureas | DPP-4 inhibitors | Other diabetes medications

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DECLARE analyses show dapagliflozin benefits for reduced ejection fraction, prior MI subgroups

Heartbeat

Further analysis of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial shows dapagliflozin to be of particular benefit for patients who have previous myocardial infarction or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Patient case study

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

Heart and stethoscope

Pharmacological management of comorbid cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes is undergoing a paradigm shift. General practitioner Kevin Fernando puts recommendations from the ADA/EASD into practice in this case study [read more].

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | SGLT2 inhibitors | GLP-1 receptor agonists

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Older type 2 diabetes patients may derive greatest liraglutide benefits

Elderly diabetic patient (symbolic image with models)

The LEADER investigators report that treatment with the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may be of particular benefit in the oldest patients with type 2 diabetes.

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What have I learned from cardiovascular outcome trials?

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Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra considers the impact that cardiovascular outcome trials have had on the standard of diabetes care and questions what else they might accomplish in the future [read more]

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | Type 2 diabetes | Expert opinion

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DECLARE-TIMI 58 supports CV benefits of SGLT2 inhibitor class

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The results of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial show a broadly positive effect of dapagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, especially heart failure, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes, polyvascular disease combine to increase cardiovascular risk

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Type 2 diabetes and polyvascular disease are additive risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a secondary analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial suggests.

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Albiglutide reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

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Results of the Harmony Outcomes trial indicate that adding the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist albiglutide to standard care may reduce cardiovascular risk among patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease.

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Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Nephrologist and Endocrinologist Katherine Tuttle joins Primary Care Physician Jay Shubrook to discuss the importance of kidney disease screening for the prevention of downstream nephropathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes [watch the video 8:16].

Get more on: Nephropathy | Diabetes complications and comorbidities

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Neutral cardiovascular safety for lorcaserin in CAMELLIA-TIMI 61

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The weight-loss medication lorcaserin neither increases nor reduces cardiovascular risk, report the CAMELLIA–TIMI 61 investigators.

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05-02-2019 | Cardiovascular disorders | News

Metformin may be cardioprotective in patients with coronary artery disease

Findings from the MET-REMODEL trial suggest that metformin treatment may aid regression of left ventricular hypertrophy among nondiabetic patients with coronary artery disease.

04-11-2019 | Lipid-lowering medications | News

BANTING confirms evolocumab benefits in type 2 diabetes

The potent lipid-lowering effects of the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab have been demonstrated in a randomized trial conducted specifically in people with type 2 diabetes.

04-11-2019 | Empagliflozin | News

EMPRISE shows real-world HF protection with empagliflozin

An interim analysis of EMPRISE shows reductions in heart failure risk with empagliflozin in real-world users that match those reported in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial.

Themed collections

06-25-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Themed collection | Collection

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

An updated collection of articles focusing on the mechanism of action and clinical use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

12-13-2018 | GLP-1 agonists | Review | Article

GLP-1RAs in type 2 diabetes: Mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular effects and overview of cardiovascular outcome data

Sposito AC et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 157. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0800-2

11-08-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Review | Article

The evolving role of the cardiologist in the management of type 2 diabetes

Chilton RJ et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 144. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1114-1

10-26-2018 | PCSK9 inhibitors | Review | Article

Inhibiting PCSK9: Biology beyond LDL control

Stoekenbroek RM et al. Nat Rev Endocrinol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0110-5

10-15-2018 | Statins | Review | Article

Beyond statins: Who and when to prescribe?

Ganda O. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 126. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1087-0

10-08-2018 | Dapagliflozin | Article

Impact of dapagliflozin on left ventricular diastolic function of patients with type 2 diabetic mellitus with chronic heart failure

Soga F et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 132. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0775-z

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing diabetes professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

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Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within diabetes management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

Independent Medical Education

Educational programs building upon the most current research and professional practice recommendations, with the aim of enabling more efficient diagnosis, optimizing treatment, and improving patient outcomes.

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