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View from the clinic

09-06-2017 | Healthcare costs | View from the clinic | Article

The rising cost of medication: Groceries or insulin?

Advisory Board member and Family Physician, Allison Petznick, highlights the impact of rising medication costs on one of her patients, and provides practical suggestions for US physicians to help those struggling to manage the everyday costs of type 2 diabetes.

08-22-2017 | Type 1 diabetes | View from the clinic | Article

Five things you can do to make your diabetes visits more efficient

Diabetes check-ups can be multifaceted and time-consuming. Editorial Board member and Family Physician, Jay Shubrook, presents his practical recommendations for making the most of your patient visits.

06-25-2017 | Hyperglycemia | View from the clinic | Article

What to do when your patient takes a diabetes holiday

Jay Shubrook reflects on a case concerning a patient who came into his clinic after taking a 'diabetes holiday' and discusses some of the practical ways in which you might prevent such holidays in your patients.

Practical approaches

07-18-2017 | Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors | Review | Article

Practical approach to initiating SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

Gomez-Peralta et al. discuss a practical approach to initiating sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors, alongside their potential benefits, as a novel treatment option for type 2 diabetes.

Gomez-Peralta F et al. Diabetes Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0277-0

02-03-2017 | Mental health | Practical approach | Article

Diabetes distress or major depressive disorder? A practical approach to diagnosing and treating psychological comorbidities of diabetes

A concise, evidence-based guide to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and bi-directional relationship of diabetes and depression, with a practical, patient-centered approach to diagnosis and management.

Kreider KE. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 1–7. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0231-1

Patient and physician's perspectives

03-17-2017 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Maintaining weight loss by decreasing sedentary time: A patient and physician’s perspective

A patient living with obesity and his obesity medicine specialist, discuss how the patient has successfully lost 200 lb and maintained that loss for over a decade, primarily through behavioral intervention.

Montoya C, Lazarus E. Adv Ther 2017;34:1007–1012. doi:10.1007/s12325-017-0515-x

01-20-2017 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Behavior modification: A patient and physician’s perspective

A patient affected by obesity discusses her experience of living with the disease and using many different weight loss approaches until finding a lifestyle program that was appropriate for her metabolism.

Swanson E, Primack C. Adv Ther 2017;34:765-769. doi:10.1007/s12325-017-0475-1

Case studies

03-23-2017 | Insulin | Case study | Article

Type III hypersensitivity reaction to subcutaneous insulin preparations in a type 1 diabetic

The authors present the case of a 23-year-old diabetic female with common variable immunodeficiency and autoimmune enteropathy who developed a type III hypersensitivity reaction to multiple formulations of subcutaneous insulin.

Murray BR et al. J Gen Intern Med 2017; 32: 841–845. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4037-7

12-08-2016 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Article

Case study: spontaneous hypoglycemia

How would you approach the case of this 74-year-old woman who has been experiencing episodes of blurred vision and nausea?

Strachan MWJ. In: Endocrinology and Diabetes. Edited by Ajjan R & Orme SM. Springer London, 2015.

12-08-2016 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Article

Case study: hypoglycemia

How would you approach the case of this 38-year-old female teacher with Addison’s disease, diabetes and recurrent severe hypoglycemia?

Zammitt NN & Frier BM. In: Endocrinology and Diabetes. Edited by Ajjan R & Orme SM. Springer London, 2015.

Other in practice articles

11-17-2016 | Retinopathy | Article

Optimizing medical management in patients with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy

This study found that the majority of patients with diabetic retinopathy were receiving suboptimal medical management. Collaboration between general practitioners, diabetes specialists, and ophthalmologists can optimize management.

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

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

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

This review provides clinicians with practical evidence-based recommendations for transitioning hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes to home.

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

05-08-2017 | Type 1 diabetes | Review | Article

A practical review of C-Peptide testing in diabetes

Leighton et al. offer a rationale for the practical and pragmatic use of c-peptide testing to guide the clinical management of individuals with diabetes.

Leighton E, Sainsbury CA, & Jones GC. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 475–487. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0265-4

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