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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

Patient case study

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

Heart and stethoscope

Pharmacological management of comorbid cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes is undergoing a paradigm shift. General practitioner Kevin Fernando puts recommendations from the ADA/EASD into practice in this case study [read more].

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | SGLT2 inhibitors | GLP-1 receptor agonists

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

Expert opinion editorial

Hit early, hit hard: The EADSG insulin guidelines

Stethoscope and map

Sanjay Kalra and Silver Bahendeka, East Africa Diabetes Study Group Chair, provide an overview of the latest insulin guidance developed to aid management in a challenging region, facing familiar struggles [read more].

Get more on: Medications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

Glycemic goal setting in type 1 diabetes: Time to get SMART in the clinic?

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Diabetes and endocrinology Consultant and Advisory Board member Terence Pang highlights the benefits that a structured approach to glycemic goal setting can bring to your practice and patients with type 1 diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Type 1 diabetes | InsulinGlycemic control | Self-management

Ask the expert

Why aren't we reaching blood pressure goals, despite the raised target?

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - Why aren't we reaching targets?

In the wake of the revised blood pressure targets, Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and Advisory Board member Robert Chilton discuss clinical approaches to get hypertensive diabetes patients to target more consistently [watch the video 12:29].

Get more on: Anti-hypertensive medications | Cardiovascular disease complications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

Pill in hand (symbolic image with model)

The drive to achieve lower HbA1c targets in older patients is not without concern or risk. Our UK Board address concerns highlighted by recent trials and discuss whether current guidelines do enough to mitigate the risks of overtreatment [read more].

Get more on: Medication | Older adults |  Type 2 diabetes

Ask the expert

What are the current recommendations for managing high blood pressure in diabetes patients?

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes -  What are the current recommendations

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and lead author on the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2017 Position Statement on diabetes and hypertension, Ian de Boer, summarize key updates to the recommendations for practitioners in the United States [watch the video 11:32].

Get more on: Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes | Cardiovascular disease | Guidelines

Expert opinion editorial

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Diabetes Care cover

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update [read more]

Get more on: Guidelines | Prediabetes and diabetes prevention | Lifestyle interventions | Medications 

Expert opinion editorial

Is it harder to treat diabetes today?

Maze

Treating type 2 diabetes has become so complicated. Why is this so? Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook discusses the reasons and suggests ways to make diabetes treatment less overwhelming.

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Insulin | Hypoglycemia

medwireNews

09-22-2017 | Older adults | EASD 2017 | News

Optimizing outcomes: System and patient factors

An EASD session on optimizing patient outcomes included research into the effect of guideline adherence, predictors of changes in medication adherence, and overtreatment of older people with diabetes.

03-08-2017 | Guidelines | News

Consequences of delaying treatment intensification in type 2 diabetes explored

Results of a modeling study suggest that timely intensification of oral antidiabetic treatment is associated with a lower risk for complications but a higher risk for hypoglycemia compared with delayed treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

06-04-2018 | Pediatrics | Review | Article

Identifying prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic youth: Should HbA1c be used as a diagnostic approach?

Vajravelu ME, Lee JM. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 43. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1012-6

05-08-2018 | Pregnancy | Review | Article

Pharmacotherapy for hyperglycemia in pregnancy: Do oral agents have a place?

Corcoy R et al. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.04.015

05-08-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Article

Sex-specific relevance of diabetes to occlusive vascular and other mortality: A collaborative meta-analysis of individual data from 980,793 adults from 68 prospective studies

Prospective Studies Collaboration and Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30079-2

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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