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Practical information, guidance and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers.


View from the clinic

26-09-2018 | Insulin | View from the clinic | Collection

Four steps I take when starting patients on insulin

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook succinctly delivers his strategies for initiating insulin therapy for the first time in patients with type 2 diabetes.

18-09-2018 | 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.

04-07-2018 | 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.

Case reports and studies

30-01-2019 | Cardiovascular outcomes | Case study | Article

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

Pharmacological management of comorbid cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes is undergoing a paradigm shift. General practitioner Kevin Fernando puts recommendations from the ADA/EASD into practice in this patient case study.

05-09-2018 | 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?

09-05-2018 | 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.

Practical approaches

23-02-2018 | Insulin | Practical approach | Article

Insulin matters: A practical approach to basal insulin management in type 2 diabetes

Experts review the evidence and best clinical practices of initiating and titrating insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes and provide guidance and practical recommendations for the healthcare community.

19-02-2018 | Older adults | Practical approach | Article

Diabetes in the elderly

This review takes a practical approach to the assessment, nursing care, and medical treatment of diabetes in the elderly, highlighting major challenges and suggesting solutions to common clinical problems.

02-11-2017 | Hypoglycemia | Practical approach | Article

Practical approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing hypoglycemia in diabetes

Using a patient-centered care approach, the authors detail how to work in partnership with a patient to prevent hypoglycemia through evidence-based management of the disease and appropriate education.

Patient and physician's perspectives

14-09-2018 | Diet | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Diabetes and diet: A patient and dietitian’s perspective

A patient with type 2 diabetes and a specialist dietitian discuss the patient’s experience and difficulties with controlling weight and strategies that can help a patient in this situation.

06-09-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Patient perspective | Article

Living with type 2 diabetes: Patient commentary in response to the paper ‘SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes management: Key evidence and implications for clinical practice’

A patient discusses their experience of living with type 2 diabetes, including their experience of diagnosis and self-management, education and adoption of SGLT2 inhibitors to treat the disease.

03-05-2016 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Weight loss: A patient and physician’s perspective

A patient affected by obesity and their obesity medicine specialist discuss the patient’s experience of living with the disease and using many different weight loss approaches.

Other in practice articles

01-06-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Practical recommendations for transitioning patients with type 2 diabetes from hospital to home

Donihi AC. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 52. doi: 10.1007/s11892-017-0876-1

17-11-2016 | Retinopathy | Article

Optimizing medical management in patients with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy

Mamtora S et al. Ophthalmol Ther 2017; 6: 105–114. doi: 10.1007/s40123-016-0069-z

30-01-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Transitioning the adult with type 2 diabetes from the acute to chronic care setting: Strategies to support pragmatic implementation success

Magee M et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 6. doi: 10.1007/s11892-017-0830-2

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