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Clinical practice highlights that underscore important best practice messages, report on unusual adverse effects or describe presentations of diabetes and its complications.


Diabetes treatment in the elderly: A multi-morbid patient case study

Elderly woman with medication (symbolic image with model)

Primary care physician Jay Shubrook shares his recommendations for diabetes management in a 72-year-old, multi-morbid patient.

Patient case studies

10-01-2019 | Diet | Case study | Article

A physician’s introduction to therapeutic fasting

When a patient asks about intermittent fasting, what information would be helpful for the physician?

Is this increasingly popular weight management tactic an option for your patients with type 2 diabetes? Primary care physician Jay Shubrook and Jamie Katuna explain in this illustrative case study.

01-30-2019 | Cardiovascular outcomes | Case study | Article

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

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 patient case study.

09-05-2018 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case in a type 2 diabetes patient treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed?

05-09-2018 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 4

12-13-2017 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 3

11-01-2017 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 2

10-04-2017 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 1

Interactive patient case studies

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

Develop and test your knowledge through this practical, 15-minute interactive case study on renal complications and treatment in diabetic ketoacidosis, authored by Professor Francesco Chiarelli.

Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

This 15-minute case presents the characterization, diagnosis and management of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and discusses the pros and cons of predictive genetic testing for MODY.

Hypoglycemia and technology

This 15-minute case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Patient case reports

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Downloadable slide sets from key clinical trials in people with diabetes

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