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Devices and technology: Glycemic control

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Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England. 

Get more on: Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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d-Nav system helps people with type 2 diabetes optimize insulin doses

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The d-Nav system, which calculates insulin dose adjustments according to glucose levels, can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve larger reductions in glycated hemoglobin levels than with healthcare professional support alone, shows a randomized trial in The Lancet.

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What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

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DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

Interactive patient case study

Hypoglycemia and technology

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.

Get more on: Hypoglycemia | Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

Clinical trial summary slides

Accuracy, user acceptability, and safety evaluation for the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system when used by pregnant women with diabetes

Pregnant woman scanning

This slide set describes a study of flash glucose monitoring in pregnant women with diabetes, which demonstrates clinical accuracy versus self-monitoring of blood glucose and a high level of acceptability by the patients [access the slides].
Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

Journal article

Prevention and management of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness: Incorporating sensor technology

Woman with flash glucose monitor (symbolic image with model)

In this paper, the authors report on the current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring sensor technology in the prevention of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness [read more].
Lucidi P et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 83. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1065-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit

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Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should rely on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device [read more].

Get more on: Devices and technology | Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes | Glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Long-term effect of the color record method in self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in type 2 diabetes: A 2-year follow-up of the Color IMPACT study

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This article evaluates the potential long-term effect of two different color indication methods for self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes [read more].
Nishimura A et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0457-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Telemedicine in complex diabetes management

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This review explores the landscape of telemedicine approaches and evidence for incorporation into general practice [read more].
McDonnell ME. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 42. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1015-3

Get more on: Devices and technology | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

Digital diabetology

Digital diabetology

Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra presents his view on the march toward greater integration of digital health technologies and how traditional approaches to diabetes management are already changing [read more].

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Mobile technology | Blood glucose monitoring

medwireNews

02-28-2019 | Mobile technology | News

Engagement with mobile health intervention linked to improved glycemic control

Responsiveness to text message reminders about blood glucose monitoring is associated with glycemic benefit among adolescents with type 1 diabetes, study findings indicate.

02-25-2019 | Devices and technology | Highlight | News

d-Nav system helps people with type 2 diabetes optimize insulin doses

The d-Nav system, which calculates insulin dose adjustments according to glucose levels, can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve larger reductions in glycated hemoglobin levels than with healthcare professional support alone, shows a randomized trial in The Lancet.

02-15-2019 | Patient-reported outcomes | News

Gap between glycemic, patient-reported outcomes in HypoDE study

Continuous glucose monitoring has a less impressive effect on patient-reported outcomes than on glycemic control among patients with type 1 diabetes, reveal the HypoDE investigators.

Interactive patient case study

12-21-2018 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Link

Hypoglycemia and technology

Develop and test your knowledge on the use of different technologies to reduce hypoglycemia risk through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Riccardo Bonfanti and Francesco Chiarelli. This 15 minutes 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.

Downloadable slides

10-31-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

These slide sets summarize the results of randomized controlled trials investigating the use of flash glucose-sensing technology in patients with diabetes.

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

Journal articles and book chapters

09-05-2018 | Older adults | Review | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: Incorporating geriatrics, technology, and functional medicine

Valencia WM et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 95. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1052-y

08-18-2018 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Review | Article

Prevention and management of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness: Incorporating sensor technology

Lucidi P et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 83. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1065-6

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.

Slides

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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