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Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

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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

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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

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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.

Expert opinion editorial

The ambulatory glucose profile: What, why, and how?

Ambulatory glucose profile

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how the ambulatory glucose profile is revolutionizing the analysis of blood glucose and glycemic control for patients and practitioners [read more].

Get more on: Continuous glucose monitoring | Flash glucose monitoring | Glycemic control 

Expert opinion editorial

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

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Uazman Alam and colleagues interrogate current evidence and real-world clinical scenarios to address whether enough is being done with the tools available to screen and diagnose diabetic neuropathy [read more].

Get more on: Diabetic neuropathy | Management of diabetic foot | Other diabetic complications

medwireNews editor's pick

Real-world bariatric surgery data show microvascular protection

Surgical tools

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery achieve large reductions in their risk for microvascular complications, shows a real-world study.

medwireNews editor's pick

Continuing metformin advisable for patients starting sulfonylurea treatment

Metformin formula

Research shows that starting second-line sulfonylurea treatment is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and hypoglycemic events among patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice, although the risk is less if they continue using metformin rather than switching completely.

Journal article

The optimal blood pressure target in diabetes mellitus: A quest coming to an end?

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This review presents the evidence from old and recent trials relevant to optimal blood pressure levels in diabetes mellitus, aiming to shed light in this major clinical question [read more].
Papadopoulou E et al. J Hum Hypertens 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41371-018-0079-5

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

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The authors examined the relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes, including both subjective and objective sleep assessments and controlling for potential covariates [read more].
Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

Get more on:  Diabetic complicationsType 2 diabetes

09-18-2018 | Sexual dysfunction | View from the clinic | Article

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

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.

09-12-2018 | Diet | Commentary | Article

Diet–drug interactions: Why two rights can make a wrong

Editorial Board member and Endocrinologist, Sanjay Kalra comments on the issues raised by a clinical case involving sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor therapy alongside a restrictive diet.

09-05-2018 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case in a type 2 diabetes patient treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed?

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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