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Medication and glycemic control

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Dual targets difficult to reach in type 1 diabetes

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People with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections struggle to achieve guideline-recommended targets for time in hypoglycemia while simultaneously reaching their glycated hemoglobin goals, researchers report.

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Family conflict key factor in poor glycemic control among young insulin users

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Factors associated with poor glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes generally vary according to the insulin regimen used, but family conflict over diabetes management universally impacts all insulin users, US researchers report.

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

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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.

Expert opinion editorial

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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09-18-2020 | Dulaglutide | News

Add-on dulaglutide may reduce liver fat in people with type 2 diabetes, NAFLD

Results from the D-LIFT trial suggest a reduction in liver fat content when dulaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, is added to standard care treatment in people with concurrent type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

09-16-2020 | Insulin | News

Insulin injection errors ubiquitous in adults with diabetes

Canadian researchers have identified at least one insulin injection technique error in all people with insulin-dependent diabetes who were surveyed for a study.

09-15-2020 | SGLT2 inhibitors | News

SGLT2 inhibition ‘could overcome diuretic resistance’

A small randomized crossover trial indicates that treatment with empagliflozin in people with type 2 diabetes and heart failure already using a loop diuretic results in increased urine output without sodium loss.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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