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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.

Case reports

11-01-2017 | Diagnosis | Case report | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case 2

The second case in our series on atypical forms of diabetes from Jay Shubrook presents a highly distinct variation of the disease and challenges you to make the correct diagnosis.

10-07-2017 | Neonatal diabetes | Case report | Article

Neonatal diabetes in a patient with IPEX syndrome: An attempt at balancing insulin therapy

The authors describe the case of a male newborn with persistent hyperglycemia a few hours following birth and suspected immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy and X-linked (IPEX) syndrome.

Romano F et al. Acta Diabetol 2017. doi:10.1007/s00592-017-1057-z

10-04-2017 | Diagnosis | Case report | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case 1

In this first entry to our series on atypical forms of diabetes, Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook highlights an easy-to-miss form of the disease and challenges you to make the correct diagnosis.

Practical approaches

09-19-2017 | 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.

Shaikh A. Diabetes Ther 2017;8:981–989. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0310-3

09-16-2017 | 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.

Rochester-Eyeguokan C, Meade L. Diabetes Ther 2017;8:991–998. doi:10.1007/s13300-017-0313-0

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

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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