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Heart failure poses greatest CV mortality risk after type 2 diabetes diagnosis

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Real-world study findings suggest that heart failure is associated with the greatest increase in mortality risk when compared with other cardiovascular and renal complications among people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

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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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DPPOS: No change to cancer risk with long-term metformin use

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Among the latest findings from the DPP Outcomes Study is that long-term use of metformin does not affect the risk for cancer.

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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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Prediabetes marks increased vascular risk

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People who meet the criteria for prediabetes during the 3 years before a type 2 diabetes diagnosis have a higher burden of vascular disease than those who do not, research shows.

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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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‘Early therapeutic window’ highlighted for LADA

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Optimal glycemic control during the first years after a latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood diagnosis could prevent people’s microvascular complication risk from equaling that seen in those with type 2 diabetes, shows an analysis of the UKPDS.

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Lower gout risk with SGLT2 inhibitors vs GLP-1 receptor agonists

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People with type 2 diabetes who are treated with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors are less likely to develop gout than those given glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, researchers report.

03-25-2020 | Mental health | View from the clinic | Article

Glycemic happiness: Is there more to ‘good’ glucose control?

What is glycemic happiness and what are its benefits for diabetes practitioners and patients? Diabetologist Sanjay Kalra shares his view from the clinic.

11-27-2019 | Nephropathy | Video | Article

The revolution is here: New treatments for diabetic kidney disease

WATCH | Katherine Tuttle and Jay Shubrook reconvene to discuss what the landmark findings from recent renal outcomes trials mean for clinical practice (16:51).

11-06-2019 | Older adults | Case study | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: Kathryn

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

Diagnosis and management of prediabetes: a consensus of GCC countries

Guidance based on outcomes of an advisory board of diabetes experts, for healthcare professionals addressing the diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes.

This interactive roadmap is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. 

Funding for this roadmap was provided by Merck Serono Middle East FZ-LLC

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Interactive patient case study

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

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

Develop and test your knowledge on the renal complications associated with diabetic ketoacidosis through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Professor Francesco Chiarelli. 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.

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.

Downloadable slides

03-04-2018 | Complications | Images and illustration slides | Collection

Diabetic complications

This slide set on diabetic complications is a living resource and will grow as updates and new slides are added. Subtopics covered include diabetic neuropathy, gastric complications, wound management, and more.

Journal articles and book chapters

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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