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The CAROLINA trial: Make or break for sulfonylureas?

Sulfonylurea pill

Diabetologist Sanjay Kalra puts the CAROLINA trial into historical context and considers the present-day implications for the use of DPP-4 inhibitors and sulfonylureas.

03-05-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England and Wales.

04-03-2019 | Mental health | Editorial | Article

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity.

14-12-2018 | Sleep apnea | Editorial | Article

Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: Double trouble

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a common and potentially serious comorbidity in people with diabetes and obesity. John Wilding highlights what you need to know about the condition.

05-12-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Diabetes distress: What’s in a name?

Sanjay Kalra and Psychiatrist Yatan Pal Singh Balhara question whether “diabetes distress” is well understood outside of the diabetes field and consider whether alternative terminology may help to bridge the knowledge gap.

14-11-2018 | Cardiovascular outcomes | Editorial | Article

What have I learned from cardiovascular outcome trials?

Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra considers the impact that cardiovascular outcome trials have had on the standard of diabetes care and questions what else they might accomplish in the future.

24-10-2018 | 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.

12-09-2018 | 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.

29-08-2018 | Blood glucose monitoring | Editorial | Article

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

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

22-08-2018 | Psychosocial care | Editorial | Article

Shared decision-making in patient-centered care

Is the medical model of care failing diabetes patients in its current form? Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard considers this, and the future of clinical decision support.

15-08-2018 | Neuropathy | Editorial | Article

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

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.

24-07-2018 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit

Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should be relying on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device.

16-07-2018 | Quality of life | Editorial | Article

Tackling clinical inertia: The role of patient engagement

Carmen Soto and David Strain provide their insights on clinical inertia in diabetes care and present the co-production model of open communication as an innovative means to address this widespread clinical issue.

30-05-2018 | 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.

22-05-2018 | Nutritional management | Editorial | Article

UK nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes: An update for primary care

Advisory Board member Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

16-05-2018 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Digital diabetology

Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra presents his view on the march toward greater integration of digital health technologies and how traditional approaches to diabetes management are already changing.

02-05-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

Glycemic goal setting in type 1 diabetes: Time to get SMART in the clinic?

Diabetes and endocrinology Consultant and Advisory Board member Terence Pang highlights the benefits that a structured approach to glycemic goal setting can bring to your practice and patients with type 1 diabetes.

19-03-2018 | Diet | View from the clinic | Audio

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

Board members John Wilding and Pamela Dyson talk about the fresh approach taken to the latest update of the Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines (9:43).

16-03-2018 | Obesity | Editorial | Video

The updated Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines: an obesity specialist’s view

John Wilding explains how the latest update of the nutrition guidelines will help clinicians working with patients with obesity (1:53).

16-03-2018 | Diet | Editorial | Video

What’s new in the Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines

Registered Dietitian Pamela Dyson explains why the latest update of the nutrition guidelines is an important departure from previous versions (0:45).

09-03-2018 | Healthcare systems | Editorial | Article

My journey into diabetes nursing: A perspective from the UK National Health Service

Diabetes nurse consultant and Advisory Board member, Maureen Wallymahmed reflects on her experiences within the profession and charts the evolution of the role over the past 40 years.

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