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Diabetes complications and comorbidities: Hypoglycemia

EASD 2020 News

LIBERATES trial results: Hypoglycemia reduction with post-ACS flash monitoring in type 2 diabetes

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The results of the phase 2 LIBERATES trial suggest that flash glucose monitoring could reduce the time people with type 2 diabetes spend in hypoglycemia in the period following an acute coronary syndrome.

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Christel Hendrieckx on the psychological impact of hypoglycemia

Christel Hendrieckx podcast

Christel Hendrieckx discusses the psychological consequences of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. Part of the 'Why psychosocial care matters' collection, visit the hub to learn more.

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Severe hypoglycemia ‘marker rather than cause’ for longer-term type 2 diabetes mortality risk

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Severe hypoglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes is associated with later mortality from a wide range of causes, including those for which there is no obvious underlying mechanism, say researchers.

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Dual targets difficult to reach in type 1 diabetes

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People with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections struggle to achieve guideline-recommended targets for time in hypoglycemia while simultaneously reaching their glycated hemoglobin goals, researchers report.

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Variable CGM benefits in high-risk subgroups

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Continuous glucose monitoring is well accepted and reduces time in hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 1 diabetes, report researchers in JAMA.

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Impaired hypoglycemia awareness linked to severe hypoglycemia during pregnancy

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Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia is associated with an increased risk for severe hypoglycemia and increased fear of hypoglycemia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, shows a post-hoc analysis of CONCEPTT data.

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Hybrid insulin regimen may address type 1 diabetes exercise issues

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A proof-of-concept study indicates that taking some basal insulin as a single injection of degludec improves glucose control during and after exercise in people with type 1 diabetes who prefer to remove their insulin pump while exercising.

DKA prevalence with newly diagnosed pediatric type 1 diabetes remains high

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A major study of children from three continents suggests that diabetic ketoacidosis remains unacceptably high among those newly identified with type 1 diabetes and shows few signs of improving.

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Hypoglycemia risk with even mild renal dysfunction in real-world practice

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A large observational study reveals a strong link between reduced kidney function and increased incidence of hypoglycemia in adults with diabetes in routine clinical practice.

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Fasting C-peptide indicates hypoglycemia risk at basal insulin initiation

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Fasting C-peptide levels can “provide valuable information” to guide the approach to titrating basal insulin in new users with type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

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10-14-2020 | Ketoacidosis | News

DKA linked to cognitive alterations in children with type 1 diabetes

Research shows moderate or severe diabetic ketoacidosis is associated with lower IQ and reduced short- and long-term memory in children with type 1 diabetes, with some impairment seen even in newly diagnosed children.

09-23-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

LIBERATES: Hypoglycemia reduction with post-ACS flash monitoring in type 2 diabetes

The results of the phase 2 LIBERATES trial suggest that flash glucose monitoring could reduce the time people with type 2 diabetes spend in hypoglycemia in the period following an acute coronary syndrome.

08-25-2020 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

Voice-enabled CGM benefits blind patients with diabetes

Using voice-enabled continuous glucose monitoring may help improve glycemic control and reduce severe hypoglycemia in legally blind patients with insulin-treated diabetes, US researchers report.

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.

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

08-29-2018 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Review | Article

Designing the glucose telemetry for hospital management: From bedside to the nursing station

Satyarengga M, Siddiqui T, Spanakis EK. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 87. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1067-4

08-15-2018 | Pregnancy | Review | Article

Inpatient glycemic management of the pregnant patient

Yeh T, Yeung M, Mendelsohn Curanaj FA. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 73. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1045-x

08-15-2018 | Nephropathy | Review | Article

Inpatient glycemic management in the setting of renal insufficiency/failure/dialysis

Iyengar R, Franzese J, Gianchandani R. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 75. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1044-y

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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