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Marked reduction in vascular events in diabetes patients after bariatric surgery

Obesity surgery

An observational study published in JAMA demonstrates a substantial reduction in the risk for hard cardiovascular endpoints in obese patients with type 2 diabetes who have undergone bariatric surgery.

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Mixed results from the diabetes prevention PREVIEW project

Healthy diet

The PREVIEW project investigators have reported broadly positive results, but tempered by issues such as a high dropout rate.

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Neutral cardiovascular safety for lorcaserin in CAMELLIA-TIMI 61

Heartbeat

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

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Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

Teen on weighing scales (symbolic image with model)

Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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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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Weight gain after smoking cessation could temporarily increase diabetes risk

Stop smoking
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Real-world bariatric surgery data show microvascular protection

Surgical tools

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery achieve large reductions in their risk for microvascular complications, shows a real-world study.

Journal article

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

Man checking body fat (symbolic image with model)

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

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

09-14-2018 | Diet | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Diabetes and diet: A patient and dietitian’s perspective

A patient with type 2 diabetes and a specialist dietitian discuss the patient’s experience and difficulties with controlling weight and strategies that can help a patient in this situation.

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.

01-03-2018 | Physical activity | Editorial | Article

Physical activity for health, weight loss, and diabetes prevention and treatment: What should be recommended?

Editorial Board member John Wilding highlights the current evidence for the benefits of physical activity across various domains of type 2 diabetes care and prevention, presenting his view of what should be recommended.

Themed collections

07-31-2017 | Metabolic surgery | Themed collection | Collection

Metabolic surgery in diabetes

This content collection examines the mechanisms associated with diabetes remission following bariatric (metabolic) surgery, considers the patients most suitable for each procedure, and reviews post-surgical management and outcomes, including complications.

Journal articles and book chapters

10-16-2018 | Metabolic surgery | Article

Association between bariatric surgery and macrovascular disease outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity

Fisher DP et al. JAMA 2018; 320: 1570–1582. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.14619

09-05-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Nutrition and diabetes in South Asia

Gopalan HS, Misra A, Jayawardena R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72: 1267–1273. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0219-6

08-30-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

The impact of childhood and adolescent obesity on cardiovascular risk in adulthood: A systematic review

Sommer A, Twig G. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 91. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1062-9

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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