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Peer-reviewed journal articles that draw from recent evidence and guidelines to provide healthcare professionals with concise approaches to managing a variety of clinical issues.


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

Insulin injection (symbolic image with model)

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.

19-09-2017 | Hypertension | Practical approach | Article

A practical approach to hypertension management in diabetes

Hypertension is an important comorbidity of diabetes, contributing significantly to death and disability. This article provides a practical approach to managing hypertension in patients with diabetes.

16-09-2017 | Sexual dysfunction | Practical approach | Article

A practical approach to managing hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women with diabetes

This review provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, aiming to provide a practical approach to an under-recognized complication in women with diabetes.

18-07-2017 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Review | Article

Practical approach to initiating SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

The authors review potential adverse events related to initiating SGLT2 inhibitors and propose a treatment algorithm for the adjustment of concomitant therapies after initiating therapy.

17-10-2016 | Cystic fibrosis | Practical approach | Article

A practical approach to glucose abnormalities in cystic fibrosis

This review explores the pathophysiology, diagnosis and clinical impact of glucose abnormalities in cystic fibrosis and discusses the approach to treatment of this challenging problem.

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