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Type 2 diabetes, polyvascular disease combine to increase cardiovascular risk

Heartbeat

Type 2 diabetes and polyvascular disease are additive risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a secondary analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial suggests.

View from the clinic

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

Worried senior man sits on bed (symbolic image with models)

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

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

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

Successful management of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes with multidisciplinary neurobehavioral rehabilitation: A case report and review

Smiling doctors

We present one successful case that demonstrates a significantly beneficial effect of physical exercise and lifestyle intervention in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus [read more].
Deng Z et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0448-7

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Physical activity | Lifestyle interventions​​​​​​​

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Mini-dose glucagon could help prevent exercise-induced hypoglycemia

Treadmill

Modestly increasing glucagon levels when commencing physical activity could be an effective strategy for preventing exercise-induced hypoglycemia among patients with type 1 diabetes, results of a randomized crossover trial suggest.

Journal article

Prevalence and incidence of complications at diagnosis of T2DM and during follow-up by BMI and ethnicity: A matched case–control analysis

Diverse group holding 'diabetes'

We estimate the risk of developing long-term major cardiovascular and renal complications in relation to levels of body mass index in a population of White European, African-Caribbean, and South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [read more].
Owusu Adjah ES et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 70. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0712-1

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Diabetes in specific populations | Diabetic complications

Journal article

Glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Person holding sweeteners

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to quantitatively synthesize existing scientific evidence on the glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners [read more].
Nichol AD, Holle MJ, An R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0170-6

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Glycemic control | Diet and nutritional 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

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When to intervene in patients with diabetes and high blood pressure?

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - When should I be intervening?

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and Advisory Board member Robert Chilton get together once more to discuss best practice tips for identifying and treating hypertension in patients with pre-existing diabetes [watch the video 12:17].

Get more on: Anti-hypertensive medications | Cardiovascular complications | Other videos in this series

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12-05-2018 | Empagliflozin | News

Empagliflozin beneficial for uncontrolled nocturnal hypertension

The addition of empagliflozin reduces nighttime blood pressure in older diabetes patients who have nocturnal hypertension despite medication including angiotensin receptor blockers, show findings from a randomized trial.

11-08-2018 | Nephropathy | News

Novel VAP-1 inhibitor shows promise for diabetic kidney disease

The novel, orally active vascular adhesion protein-1 inhibitor ASP8232 effectively reduces albuminuria, with few side effects, in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, phase II study data show.

11-06-2018 | Cardiovascular outcomes | Highlight | News

Type 2 diabetes, polyvascular disease combine to increase cardiovascular risk

Type 2 diabetes and polyvascular disease are additive risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a secondary analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial suggests.

Journal articles and book chapters

10-26-2018 | PCSK9 inhibitors | Review | Article

Inhibiting PCSK9: Biology beyond LDL control

Stoekenbroek RM et al. Nat Rev Endocrinol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0110-5

10-15-2018 | Statins | Review | Article

Beyond statins: Who and when to prescribe?

Ganda O. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 126. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1087-0

06-30-2018 | Metformin | Review | Article

Actions of metformin and statins on lipid and glucose metabolism and possible benefit of combination therapy

van Stee MF, de Graaf AA, Groen AK. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 94. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0738-4

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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