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Periconceptional HbA1c levels ‘strongly linked’ to preterm birth risk

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The risk for preterm birth among women with type 1 diabetes increases considerably with increasing glycated hemoglobin levels around the time of conception, study findings indicate.

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Any pregnancy dysglycemia may raise CVD risk

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The association between poor glycemic control during pregnancy and subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease extends to women without gestational diabetes, study findings suggest.

Clinical trial summary slides

Accuracy, user acceptability, and safety evaluation for the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system when used by pregnant women with diabetes

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This slide set describes a study of flash glucose monitoring in pregnant women with diabetes, which demonstrates clinical accuracy versus self-monitoring of blood glucose and a high level of acceptability by the patients [access the slides].
Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.

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IADPSG gestational diabetes criteria predict later dysglycemia

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Less stringent criteria for gestational diabetes remain predictive of risk for later prediabetes or type 2 diabetes despite identifying a larger number of women, the HAPO FUS investigators report in JAMA.

Journal article

Ethnic disparities in gestational diabetes

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This review describes some of the factors that relate to the ethnic disparities in gestational diabetes mellitus [read more].
Yuen L, Wong VW, Simmons D. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 68. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1040-2

Get more on:  Gestational diabetes and pregnancy | Screening | Prevention

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

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First trimester metformin exposure unlikely to raise congenital anomaly risk

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A European-wide case–control study finds little evidence for risk to the developing fetus if a mother is taking metformin.

Journal article

Telemedicine in complex diabetes management

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This review explores the landscape of telemedicine approaches and evidence for incorporation into general practice [read more].
McDonnell ME. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 42. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1015-3

Get more on: Devices and technology | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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Glyburide ‘not justified’ as first-line gestational diabetes treatment

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A head-to-head trial in women with gestational diabetes has failed to prove that glyburide is statistically noninferior to insulin in terms of perinatal outcomes.

Case report

Empagliflozin, metformin, and insulin degludec, during pregnancy: A case report

Pregnancy and medication

The authors report the case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with type 2 diabetes who conceived while on therapy with empagliflozin plus metformin and insulin degludec [read more].
Formoso G et al. Acta Diabetol 2018; 55: 759. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1134-y

Get more on: Gestational diabetes and pregnancy | Medications | Type 2 diabetes

02-15-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward

With the use of insulin pumps and related technologies expected to increase among pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, Pratik Choudhary and Lori Berard discuss management protocols for women admitted to maternity units (4:26).

12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

11-13-2017 | Gestational diabetes | Editorial | Article

Gestational diabetes mellitus: Opportunity, not despair

Should gestational diabetes mellitus be viewed as an opportunity, or an inequality, and should it be a cause for dynamism or despair? Sanjay Kalra and Ankia Coetzee present their perspective on gestational diabetes mellitus.

Downloadable slides

10-31-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

These slide sets summarize the results of randomized controlled trials investigating the use of flash glucose-sensing technology in patients with diabetes.

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

Themed collections

10-17-2016 | Pregnancy | Themed collection | Collection

Diabetes in pregnancy

A special collection focusing on the important topic of diabetes in pregnancy.

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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Flash glucose monitoring technology

Downloadable slide sets from key clinical trials in people with diabetes

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