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Journal article

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

Nurse measuring blood pressure (symbolic image with models)

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

Journal article

Long-term effect of the color record method in self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in type 2 diabetes: A 2-year follow-up of the Color IMPACT study

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This article evaluates the potential long-term effect of two different color indication methods for self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes [read more].
Nishimura A et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0457-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Type 2 diabetes

medwireNews editor's pick

NPH insulin may be as good as analogs in type 2 diabetes

Insulin pens

Patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice have similar outcomes regardless of whether they use long-acting insulin analogs or the cheaper human neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin, say researchers.

Practice tip: View from the clinic

Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Jay Shubrook draws on his experiences as a primary care physician and diabetes specialist to provide simple tips to help each profession optimize the patient referral process [read more].

Get more on: Healthcare systems and type 1 diabetes | Healthcare systems and type 2 diabetes | View from the clinic

Journal article

Chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance: Current state of the field

Kidneys and urinary bladder (illustration)

This review will evaluate mechanisms responsible for chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance and therapies currently available [read more].
Dave N, Wu J, Thomas S. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 44. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1010-8

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: A systematic literature review of scientific evidence from across the world in 2007–2017

Stethoscope and globe

The aim of this study was to estimate the current prevalence of cardiovascular disease among adults with type 2 diabetes by reviewing recently published existing literature [read more].
Einarson TR et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 83. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0728-6

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Type 2 diabetes

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OBSERVE-4D: Canagliflozin amputation risk not replicated in real-world data

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A study of patients from US administrative claims databases finds no evidence that use of canagliflozin increases the risk for below the knee amputation when compared with other sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors or with other antidiabetic medications.

medwireNews editor's pick

Fluid management strategy absolved of neurologic injury blame in childhood DKA

Child on iv drip

Neither the rate of administration nor the sodium chloride content of replacement fluids given to children with diabetic ketoacidosis influences their neurologic outcomes, show the results of the PECARN DKA FLUID Study.

Practice tip: Case report

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Elderly patient with doctor

Oriot and colleagues report a case of sudden onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes with ketoacidosis in a 93-year-old woman, and summarize the available literature [read more].
Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Older adults | Ketoacidosis | Type 1 diabetes medication

07-04-2018 | Transitions of care | View from the clinic | Collection

Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Jay Shubrook draws on his experiences as a primary care physician and diabetes specialist to provide simple tips to help each profession optimize the patient referral process.

05-30-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

Hit early, hit hard: The EADSG insulin guidelines

Sanjay Kalra and Silver Bahendeka, East Africa Diabetes Study Group Chair, provide an overview of the latest insulin guidance developed to aid management in a challenging region, facing familiar struggles.

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

Atypical diabetes: Case study 4

Can you diagnose the atypical form of diabetes presented in our fourth patient case study? Test your knowledge with Editorial Board member, Jay Shubrook.

Themed collections

06-25-2018 | Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 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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