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‘Nearly identical’ metabolic benefits with surgery vs diet in people with type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery

Among people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, substantial weight loss is associated with similar metabolic benefits irrespective of whether it is achieved through gastric bypass surgery or diet, suggests research published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Key danger times identified for US Diabetes Prevention Program dropout

Fallen stick figure in a race reaching for help

Focusing efforts on convincing people to return after the first session of the US National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program, and after the transition to less frequent sessions, may help to optimize program retention, say researchers.

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Neighborhood walkability may reduce ethnic disparities in diabetes risk

Women with headscarfs sitting in Barcelona city

The increased risk for prediabetes among ethnic minorities compared with White people is less pronounced in neighborhoods with high walkability, shows a Canadian study.

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DPPOS: No change to cancer risk with long-term metformin use

Tablet device showing the chemical structure of Metformin

Among the latest findings from the DPP Outcomes Study is that long-term use of metformin does not affect the risk for cancer.

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Hybrid insulin regimen may address type 1 diabetes exercise issues

Gym class jumping on boxes

A proof-of-concept study indicates that taking some basal insulin as a single injection of degludec improves glucose control during and after exercise in people with type 1 diabetes who prefer to remove their insulin pump while exercising.

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Exercise better than diet to combat early heart changes in type 2 diabetes

Older couple exercising in the park

The results of a small randomized trial suggest exercise is more helpful than diet for combating early cardiac dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes, although both may be beneficial.

Online coaching helps with weight loss maintenance

Electronic health records

People who are trying to maintain weight loss with the help of electronic health records-based tracking tools do significantly better if they are given access to an online coach, shows a randomized trial.

Case study

A physician’s introduction to therapeutic fasting

Intermittent fasting

Is this increasingly popular weight management tactic an option for your patients with type 2 diabetes? Primary care physician Jay Shubrook and Jamie Katuna explain in this illustrative case study [read more].

Get more on: Lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes | Diet and nutritional management

Expert opinion editorial

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

What's new in the 2019 update to the ADA guidelines on nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes? Diabetes Educator Amy Hess Fischl explains [read more].

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Ask the expert video

Which diets can I safely recommend to patients with type 2 diabetes?

Liz Morris and Pam Dyson

WATCH | Research Dietitian Pam Dyson and General Practitioner Liz Morris discuss evidence-based dietary recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes.

Get more on: Diet, and nutritional management | Type 2 diabetes

07-29-2020 | Type 2 diabetes | Podcast | Article

The DiRECT approach to weight loss: Efficacious and pragmatic

DiRECT trial dietitian Alison Barnes discusses the challenges and triumphs of using a very-low-calorie, total-meal-replacement diet to help people with type 2 diabetes achieve weight loss and maintenance (25:34).

06-24-2020 | ADA 2020 | Conference coverage | Article

ADA 2020 goes virtual! Editorial Board conference highlights

Listen to our Editorial Board reflecting on their ADA scientific highlights, and its novel virtual format (34:17).

12-11-2019 | Diet | Podcast | Article

Alison Evert on the ADA consensus report: Nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes

The first author of the American Diabetes Association's 2019 consensus on nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes talks through the update and what it means for educators, practitioners and patients (22:17).

Diagnosis and management of prediabetes: a consensus of GCC countries

Guidance based on outcomes of an advisory board of diabetes experts, for healthcare professionals addressing the diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes.

This interactive roadmap is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. 

Funding for this roadmap was provided by Merck Serono Middle East FZ-LLC

Access the interactive roadmap

Journal articles and book chapters

11-28-2018 | Obesity | Article

Importance of gut microbiota in obesity

Cornejo-Pareja I, Muñoz-Garach A, Clemente-Postigo M, Tinahones FJ. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0306-8

09-05-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Nutrition and diabetes in South Asia

Gopalan HS, Misra A, Jayawardena R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72: 1267–1273. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0219-6

08-28-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Dietary interventions and type 2 diabetes in youth: A fresh look at the evidence

Perkison WB, Adekanye JA, de Oliveira Otto MC. Curr Nutr Rep 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13668-018-0241-2

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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