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Medication and glycemic control

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Adding second diabetes medication better than switching in face of poor response

Addition

Adding an additional glucose-lowering medication is better than switching to a different one in people with type 2 diabetes, even if the original seemed to have little or no effect, shows an analysis from the MASTERMIND consortium.

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity [read more].

Get more on: Mental health and diabetesDiabetes complications and comorbidities | Diabetes in older adults

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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.

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Hepatic glucokinase activation may improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

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The hepatoselective glucokinase activator TTP399 reduces glycated hemoglobin levels without increasing the risk for hypoglycemia among patients with type 2 diabetes, suggest findings from the phase IIb AGATA trial.

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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Promising phase II data for dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist

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A compound that stimulates the receptors for both glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 has dose-dependent effects on glucose levels and bodyweight in people with type 2 diabetes.

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

Expert opinion interview

Barriers to insulin: Management in type 2 diabetes patients

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Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how to meet and overcome the challenges that follow the initial insulin prescription in patients with type 2 diabetes [listen to the interview 11:53].

Get more on: Expert interviews | Insulin management | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

Tackling clinical inertia: The role of patient engagement

Tackling clinical inertia: The role of patient engagement

Carmen Soto and David Strain provide their insights on clinical inertia in diabetes care and present the co-production model of open communication as an innovative means to address this widespread clinical issue [read more].

Get more on: Medication adherence | Pediatrics | Psychosocial care | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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03-20-2019 | Peripheral arterial disease | News

DECLARE-TIMI 58 outcomes consistent in people with peripheral artery disease

Patients with type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease may derive greater absolute benefit from dapagliflozin than those without the comorbidity due to their increased risk for cardiovascular and renal events, DECLARE-TIMI 58 data show.

03-19-2019 | Glycemic control | News

Benefits of full target monitoring shown in type 2 diabetes

Full monitoring of biomedical and lifestyle-related diabetes target indicators is associated with significantly lower glycated hemoglobin levels than incomplete monitoring among people with type 2 diabetes in a care group setting, say researchers.

03-18-2019 | Dapagliflozin | Highlight | News

DECLARE analyses show dapagliflozin benefits for reduced ejection fraction, prior MI subgroups

Further analysis of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial shows dapagliflozin to be of particular benefit for patients who have previous myocardial infarction or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Journal articles and book chapters

11-03-2018 | Liraglutide (T2DM) | Article

Liraglutide and glycemic outcomes in the LEADER trial

Zinman B et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0524-z

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

09-05-2018 | Older adults | Review | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: Incorporating geriatrics, technology, and functional medicine

Valencia WM et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 95. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1052-y

08-31-2018 | GLP-1 agonists | Review | Article

Cardiovascular effects of different GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with type 2 diabetes

Bahtiyar G, Pujals-Kury J, Sacerdote A. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 92. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1043-z

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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