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Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

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Advisory Board member Clipper Young recounts an experience of starting a patient with erectile dysfunction on the path to appropriate treatment for him and his diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Psychosocial care | View from the clinic

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Targeting pathophysiology from outset may slow progression to type 2 diabetes

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Upfront treatment with medications that target the underlying pathophysiology of prediabetes may slow patients’ progression to type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

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

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 | Case studies

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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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Neutral cardiovascular safety for lorcaserin in CAMELLIA-TIMI 61

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The weight-loss medication lorcaserin neither increases nor reduces cardiovascular risk, report the CAMELLIA–TIMI 61 investigators.

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Semaglutide shows promise for weight management

Obesity

Findings from a dose-ranging phase II trial published in The Lancet suggest that semaglutide, in combination with lifestyle intervention, may aid weight loss in people with obesity who do not have diabetes.

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Research adds to SGLT2 inhibitor amputation risk debate

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Researchers have found evidence to support an increased risk for amputation among patients with type 2 diabetes taking sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors relative to some oral treatments.

Journal article

Weight management in patients with type 2 diabetes: A multidisciplinary real-world approach

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This review describes the most effective multidisciplinary approach to weight management in patients with type 2 diabetes in real-world clinical practice [read more].
Hamdy O, Ashrafzadeh S, Mottalib A. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 66. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1030-4

Get more on:  Lifestyle interventions | Obesity | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Risk of heart failure hospitalization among users of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors compared to glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists

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The authors assess the risk of hospitalization due to HF with the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors compared to glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists [read more].
Dawwas GK, Smith SM, Park H. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 102. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0746-4

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Medication | Type 2 diabetes

09-18-2018 | Sexual dysfunction | View from the clinic | Article

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

Advisory Board member Clipper Young recounts an experience of starting a patient with erectile dysfunction on the path to appropriate treatment for him and his diabetes.

09-12-2018 | Diet | Commentary | Article

Diet–drug interactions: Why two rights can make a wrong

Editorial Board member and Endocrinologist, Sanjay Kalra comments on the issues raised by a clinical case involving sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor therapy alongside a restrictive diet.

09-06-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Patient perspective | Article

Living with type 2 diabetes: Patient commentary in response to the paper ‘SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes management: Key evidence and implications for clinical practice’

A patient discusses their experience of living with type 2 diabetes, including their experience of diagnosis and self-management, education and adoption of SGLT2 inhibitors to treat the disease.

Themed collections

06-25-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Themed collection | Collection

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

An updated collection of articles focusing on the mechanism of action and clinical use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

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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