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d-Nav system helps people with type 2 diabetes optimize insulin doses

Compass

The d-Nav system, which calculates insulin dose adjustments according to glucose levels, can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve larger reductions in glycated hemoglobin levels than with healthcare professional support alone, shows a randomized trial in The Lancet.

medwireNews feature

What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

Algorithm

DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

Interactive patient case study

Hypoglycemia and technology

Hypoglycemia and technology

This 15-minute case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Get more on: Hypoglycemia | Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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Real-world data show benefits of insulin degludec vs glargine in type 2 diabetes

Insulin pens

Insulin-naive adults with type 2 diabetes derive greater benefit from treatment with insulin degludec than from insulin glargine 300 units/mL, results from the US clinical practice-based CONFIRM study show.

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Research predicts ‘highly inadequate’ insulin access in coming years

Insulin pens

A modeling study predicts a greater than 20% increased need for insulin to treat patients with type 2 diabetes over the next 22 years, with implications for medication access.

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Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin pen

Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.

View from the clinic

Four steps I take when starting patients on insulin

Steps

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

Get more on: Insulin | Type 2 diabetes | Psychosocial care

Journal article

Prevention and management of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness: Incorporating sensor technology

Woman with flash glucose monitor (symbolic image with model)

In this paper, the authors report on the current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring sensor technology in the prevention of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness [read more].
Lucidi P et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 83. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1065-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes

Case study

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

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Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case involving a type 2 diabetes patient on a new diet and treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed? [Read more].

Get more on: SGLT2 inhibitors | Diet and nutritional management

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Poor availability, affordability compromise global diabetes medication use

Global health

Diabetes medications are frequently unavailable and unaffordable, particularly in lower-income countries, shows an analysis of the PURE study.

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03-15-2019 | Medication adherence | News

Targeted insulin-adherence intervention may improve glycemic control

Targeting specific populations of individuals with type 2 diabetes for intensive interventions to optimize their insulin use may result in better glycemic control than an untargeted approach, findings from the TARGIT-Diabetes trial suggest.

03-14-2019 | Hypoglycemia | News

Real-world hypoglycemia data support continued sulfonylurea role in type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycemia is common among people being treated for type 2 diabetes, particularly those using insulin or a sulfonylurea, but the risk for severe episodes is only elevated among insulin users, suggest results of a prospective UK study.

02-28-2019 | Insulin | News

Real-world HbA1c targets usually individualized, rarely achieved

Real-world data show that people with type 2 diabetes struggle to attain their glycated hemoglobin targets, despite these commonly being individualized.

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

11-27-2018 | Insulin | Article

Insulin injection technique questionnaire: Results of an international study comparing Brazil, Latin America and World data

Calliari LE et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 85. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0389-3

11-15-2018 | Pregnancy | Article

Successful outcomes with insulin degludec in pregnancy: A case series

Hiranput S et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0532-z

11-03-2018 | Premixed insulins | Review | Article

Expert opinion: Patient selection for premixed insulin formulations in diabetes care

Kalra S et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0521-2

10-04-2018 | Mobile technology | Review | Article

App-based insulin calculators: Current and future state

Eiland L et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 123. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1097-y

09-14-2018 | Insulin glargine/Lixisenatide | Article

Bedtime-to-morning glucose difference and iGlarLixi in type 2 diabetes: Post hoc analysis of LixiLan-L

Zisman A et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0507-0

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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