Skip to main content
main-content

Diabetes complications

Free registration

Medicine Matters is developed for healthcare professionals as

a premier resource for the latest clinical information in medicine.

medwireNews editor's pick

DECLARE-TIMI 58 supports CV benefits of SGLT2 inhibitor class

New Content Item

The results of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial show a broadly positive effect of dapagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, especially heart failure, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

medwireNews editor's pick

Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin pen

Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.

Expert opinion editorial

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Woman checking blood sugar level while lying in bedroom

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress [read more].

Get more on: Diabetes distress | Psychosocial care | Lifestyle interventions | Expert opinion

medwireNews editor's pick

ADA/EASD consensus report on managing hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes published

Best practice

The final version of the 2018 update to the consensus guidelines on managing hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes is now published.

medwireNews editor's pick

EASE: Add-on empagliflozin improves glycemic control in type 1 diabetes

Pills

The addition of empagliflozin to insulin therapy reduces glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 1 diabetes, indicate findings from the phase III EASE-2 and 3 trials.

medwireNews editor's pick

LeucoPatch improves healing of difficult diabetic foot ulcers

Foot examination

Weekly application of an autologous immune cell, fibrin, and platelet patch significantly increases the rate of healing of hard-to-heal foot ulcers compared with standard care in people with diabetes, randomized trial data show.

View from the clinic

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

Worried senior man sits on bed (symbolic image with models)

Advisory Board member Clipper Young recounts an experience of starting a patient with erectile dysfunction on the path to appropriate treatment for him and his diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Psychosocial care | View from the clinic

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

Case study

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

AdobeStock_88855376

Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case involving a type 2 diabetes patient on a new diet and treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed? [Read more].

Get more on: SGLT2 inhibitors | Diet and nutritional management | Case studies

medwireNews editor's pick

Neutral cardiovascular safety for lorcaserin in CAMELLIA-TIMI 61

Heartbeat

The weight-loss medication lorcaserin neither increases nor reduces cardiovascular risk, report the CAMELLIA–TIMI 61 investigators.

10-24-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

09-30-2018 | Glycemic control | Clinical trial summary slides | Collection

10-year follow-up of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes

This slide set outlines the results of a 10-year, postinterventional follow-up of the UKPDS survivor cohort which examined whether a continued microvascular benefit from earlier improved glucose control was evident and whether such therapy had a long-term effect on macrovascular outcomes.

09-30-2018 | Medications | Clinical trial summary slides | Collection

Intensive blood-glucose control with sulphonylureas or insulin compared with conventional treatment and risk of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes (UKPDS 33)

This slide set outlines the results of the UKPDS33 study which compared the effects of intensive blood-glucose control with either sulfonylurea or insulin and conventional treatment on the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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.

image credits