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Conference coverage from ATTD 2019

Medicine Matters diabetes was at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (February 20–23, 2019). See below for all of the coverage.

Expert commentaries

23-02-2019 | Devices and technology | ATTD 2019 | Article

Technology conference highlights from a diabetes educator

Editorial board member Lori Berard gives her take-home messages from the 2019 ATTD conference (1:42).

22-02-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | ATTD 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: The benefits of starting CGM immediately after diabetes diagnosis

Korey Hood discusses his research looking at the effects on patients and carers of starting continuous glucose monitoring straight after diabetes diagnosis (4:25).

22-02-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Psychosocial research in diabetes: An endocrinologist’s viewpoint

Tim Jones explains why psychosocial research matters to clinicians, and discusses a randomized trial of continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis (3:11).

22-02-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Psychologic issues influencing device uptake in teens with diabetes

Korey Hood outlines some psychologic issues that should be addressed to optimize the uptake of diabetes technologies by adolescents (4:46).

21-02-2019 | Hypoglycemia | ATTD 2019 | Article

Expert commentary: Gauging hypoglycemia risk in routine clinical practice

Simon Heller outlines some straightforward tactics for assessing people’s risk for hypoglycemia during routine consultations (2:49).

21-02-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Psychology and patient-reported outcome symposia at ATTD

Kath Barnard talks about why is it important to feature psychologic research and patient-reported outcomes at a diabetes technology conference (1:44).

Research news

28-02-2019 | Hypoglycemia | ATTD 2019 | News

Rechecking flash glucose monitor within the hour halves risk for prolonged hypoglycemia

Research shows that if people with diabetes recheck their glucose levels within 1 hour after receiving a low blood glucose alert from their flash glucose monitor it substantially reduces their risk for experiencing a long period of hypoglycemia.

26-02-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | News

CGM at diabetes diagnosis improves family psychosocial outcomes

Giving children continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis gives their caregivers greater confidence to manage hypoglycemia and reduces their diabetes-related distress, shows a randomized trial.

Video Explainer: DIY artificial pancreas

Engineer and endocrinologist Rayhan Lal explains the phenomenon of DIY closed-loop insulin delivery and what to do if a patient decides to adopt it.

Ask the expert: Diabetes devices and technology in the inpatient setting

ATTD 2019 pre-conference preparation

This year's ATTD will address technological innovations and practical applications for diabetes technology and cover topics such as: 

  • Insulin analogs
  • Insulin delivery systems
  • Insulin pumps
  • Glucose sensors
  • Closed-loop systems

Click here to read Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard's session recommendations before the conference begins on February 20.

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