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Diabetes distress: What’s in a name?

Dictionary

Sanjay Kalra and Psychiatrist Yatan Pal Singh Balhara question whether “diabetes distress” is well understood outside of the diabetes field and consider whether alternative terminology may help to bridge the knowledge gap.

What have I learned from cardiovascular outcome trials?

Medication arranged in a heart shape

Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra considers the impact that cardiovascular outcome trials have had on the standard of diabetes care and questions what else they might accomplish in the future.

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Woman checking blood sugar level while lying in bedroom

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

The ambulatory glucose profile: What, why, and how?

Ambulatory glucose profile

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how the ambulatory glucose profile is quietly revolutionizing the analysis of blood glucose and glycemic control for patients and practitioners.

Real-world evidence: Complementing clinical trials in type 2 diabetes

John Wilding

Editorial Board member John Wilding examines what real-world data means to today’s clinicians and presents his vision for the future of this type of evidence.

Shared decision-making in patient-centered care

Shared decision-making

Is the medical model of care failing diabetes patients in its current form? Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard considers this, and the future of clinical decision support.

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

Checking blood sugar

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.

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic foot test (symbolic image with models)

Uazman Alam and colleagues interrogate current evidence and real-world clinical scenarios to address whether enough is being done with the tools available to screen and diagnose diabetic neuropathy.

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.

UK nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes: An update for primary care

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

Advisory Board member Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

Doctor showing compassion (symbolic image with models)

Awareness and education about compassion fatigue can help to limit its incidence and severity. Sanjay Kalra outlines strategies to identify and manage the emotional exhaustion that often affects diabetes caregivers.

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.

12-05-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Diabetes distress: What’s in a name?

Sanjay Kalra and Psychiatrist Yatan Pal Singh Balhara question whether “diabetes distress” is well understood outside of the diabetes field and consider whether alternative terminology may help to bridge the knowledge gap.

Authors:
Sanjay Kalra, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara

11-14-2018 | Cardiovascular outcomes | Editorial | Article

What have I learned from cardiovascular outcome trials?

Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra considers the impact that cardiovascular outcome trials have had on the standard of diabetes care and questions what else they might accomplish in the future.

Author:
Sanjay Kalra

10-24-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

Authors:
Diana M. Naranjo, Korey K. Hood

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.

Author:
Sanjay Kalra

08-29-2018 | Blood glucose monitoring | Editorial | Article

The ambulatory glucose profile: What, why, and how?

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how the ambulatory glucose profile is quietly revolutionizing the analysis of blood glucose and glycemic control for patients and practitioners.

Author:
Lori Berard

08-22-2018 | Psychosocial care | Editorial | Article

Shared decision-making in patient-centered care

Is the medical model of care failing diabetes patients in its current form? Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard considers this, and the future of clinical decision support.

Author:
Katharine Barnard

08-15-2018 | Neuropathy | Editorial | Article

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

Uazman Alam and colleagues interrogate current evidence and real-world clinical scenarios to address whether enough is being done with the tools available to screen and diagnose diabetic neuropathy.

Authors:
Shazli Azmi, Andrew Marshall, Andrew Nelson, Uazman Alam

07-24-2018 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit

Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should be relying on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device.

Author:
Katharine Barnard

07-16-2018 | Quality of life | Editorial | Article

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.

Authors:
Carmen Soto, David Strain MD FCRP

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.

Authors:
Sanjay Kalra, Silver Bahendeka

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