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Diabetes complications and comorbidities in specific populations

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Variable CGM benefits in high-risk subgroups

CGM

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

Blood sugar check in pregnancy

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.

DKA prevalence with newly diagnosed pediatric type 1 diabetes remains high

Motion blur child hospital emergency

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.

Patient case study

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.

Get more on: Older adults with type 2 diabetes | Diabetes comorbidities

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Protocol with point-of-care testing improves speed, accuracy of DKA diagnosis

Hospital emergency sign

Implementing a nursing protocol that includes point-of-care testing at triage reduces the time to diabetic ketoacidosis diagnosis and the number of unnecessary intravenous placements in the pediatric emergency department, say researchers.

Expert opinion

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

Expert opinion editorial

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity [read more].

Get more on: Mental health and diabetesDiabetes complications and comorbidities | Diabetes in older adults

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Data highlight opportunities to diagnose type 1 diabetes before DKA onset

Child with diabetes (symbolic image with model)

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely than their non-diabetic peers to seek primary care for a number of specific conditions in the year before their diagnosis, which could aid detection before the onset of diabetic ketoacidosis, say researchers.

Interactive patient case study

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

This 15-minute case presents likely causes of renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis and explains how to identify the signs and symptoms of renal complications to ensure early initiation of appropriate treatment.

Get more on: Diabetic ketoacidosis | Pediatric diabetes | Nephropathy

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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

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01-06-2021 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

Trial demonstrates some benefits of CGM in young children with type 1 diabetes

The use of continuous glucose monitoring does not increase time in range in young children with type 1 diabetes, but may improve other glycemic indices, researchers report.

12-10-2020 | Children | News

DKA linked to concurrent kidney, brain injury in children

Acute kidney injury is common in children with diabetic ketoacidosis and is associated with circulatory volume depletion, greater acidosis, and signs of cerebral injury, US study data show.

11-24-2020 | Older adults | News

Age has no impact on CV outcomes with linagliptin vs glimepiride

Cardiovascular event rates do not differ significantly among people with type 2 diabetes treated with linagliptin or glimepiride regardless of age, but those who receive linagliptin have lower risks for falls and hypoglycemia, CAROLINA trial data show.

Themed collections

06-07-2017 | Psychosocial care | Themed collection | Collection

Psychosocial care in diabetes

This content collection summarizes recent publications dealing with various aspects of psychosocial care in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This collection has been developed on behalf of Diabetes UK

Journal articles and book chapters

09-02-2018 | Atherosclerosis | Article

Early atherosclerosis is associated with retinal microvascular changes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Peña AS et al. Ped Diabetes 2018. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12764

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

08-02-2018 | Depression | Article

Trajectory of disability in older adults with newly diagnosed diabetes: Role of elevated depressive symptoms

Wu CY et al. Diabetes Care 2018: dc180007. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0007

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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