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Journal article

The optimal blood pressure target in diabetes mellitus: A quest coming to an end?

Nurse measuring blood pressure (symbolic image with models)

This review presents the evidence from old and recent trials relevant to optimal blood pressure levels in diabetes mellitus, aiming to shed light in this major clinical question [read more].
Papadopoulou E et al. J Hum Hypertens 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41371-018-0079-5

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

Man struggling to sleep (symbolic image with model)

The authors examined the relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes, including both subjective and objective sleep assessments and controlling for potential covariates [read more].
Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

Get more on:  Diabetic complicationsType 2 diabetes

Journal article

Association between dietary protein intake and type 2 diabetes varies by dietary pattern

High-protein food

The authors examine the association between protein intake and type 2 diabetes mellitus in different dietary patterns [read more].
Ke Q et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 48. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0350-5

Get more on:  Lifestyle interventions | Prediabetes and prevention |  Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Pioglitazone use and risk of bladder cancer: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Bladder cancer (illustration)

This meta-analysis of observational studies assesses the association between risk of bladder cancer and exposure to pioglitazone among subjects with type 2 diabetes [read more].
Mehtälä J et al. Diabetol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13340-018-0360-4

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

Journal article

A randomized controlled trial of dapagliflozin plus once-weekly exenatide versus placebo in individuals with obesity and without diabetes: Metabolic effects and markers associated with bodyweight loss

Woman measuring her waist (symbolic image with model)

This post hoc analysis investigated the metabolic effects and baseline associations with bodyweight loss on coadministration of dapagliflozin and exenatide once weekly among adults with obesity and without diabetes [read more].
Pereira MJ et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0449-6

Get more on:  Medication | Obesity | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Long-term effect of the color record method in self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in type 2 diabetes: A 2-year follow-up of the Color IMPACT study

Paper ECG

This article evaluates the potential long-term effect of two different color indication methods for self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes [read more].
Nishimura A et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0457-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Type 2 diabetes

medwireNews editor’s pick

First trimester metformin exposure unlikely to raise congenital anomaly risk

Pregnancy

A European-wide case–control study finds little evidence for risk to the developing fetus if a mother is taking metformin.

medwireNews editor's pick

NPH insulin may be as good as analogs in type 2 diabetes

Insulin pens

Patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice have similar outcomes regardless of whether they use long-acting insulin analogs or the cheaper human neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin, say researchers.

Journal article

Chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance: Current state of the field

Kidneys and urinary bladder (illustration)

This review will evaluate mechanisms responsible for chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance and therapies currently available [read more].
Dave N, Wu J, Thomas S. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 44. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1010-8

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: A systematic literature review of scientific evidence from across the world in 2007–2017

Stethoscope and globe

The aim of this study was to estimate the current prevalence of cardiovascular disease among adults with type 2 diabetes by reviewing recently published existing literature [read more].
Einarson TR et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 83. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0728-6

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Type 2 diabetes

05-30-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

Hit early, hit hard: The EADSG insulin guidelines

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.

05-16-2018 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

Digital diabetology

Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra presents his view on the march toward greater integration of digital health technologies and how traditional approaches to diabetes management are already changing.

05-09-2018 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 4

Can you diagnose the atypical form of diabetes presented in our fourth patient case study? Test your knowledge with Editorial Board member, Jay Shubrook.

Themed collections

06-25-2018 | Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 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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