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Hit early, hit hard: The EADSG insulin guidelines

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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.

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.

Digital diabetology

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.

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

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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.

My journey into diabetes nursing: A perspective from the UK National Health Service

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Diabetes nurse consultant and Advisory Board member, Maureen Wallymahmed reflects on her experiences within the profession and charts the evolution of the role over the past 40 years.

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

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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?

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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.

Diabetes in special situations: Insulin in diabetic foot ulcers

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Formal guidance addressing the optimal use of insulin therapy in diabetic foot ulcer patients is lacking. Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra and Banshi Saboo present their pragmatic approach to treatment.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for type 1 diabetes: Ready for prime time?

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Editorial board member John Wilding casts a critical eye over the positive buzz surrounding the potential uses of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes treatment.

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

Physical activity

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.

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

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Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

A pragmatic and practical guide to U500 regular insulin usage

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Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra shares his pragmatic and practical suggestions on initiating, monitoring, and titrating suitable patients on U500 regular insulin.

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.

Diabetes in special situations: Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors in acute coronary syndrome

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Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra presents a pragmatic approach to the use of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors in patients affected by acute coronary syndromes.

Gestational diabetes mellitus: Opportunity, not despair

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Should gestational diabetes mellitus be viewed as an opportunity, or an inequality, and should it be a cause for dynamism or despair? Sanjay Kalra and Ankia Coetzee present their perspective on gestational diabetes mellitus.

Longer-acting basal insulin analogs: What, how, why, when, and who?

Insulin pen

Advisory Board member and pharmacist, Josh Neumiller, presents a practical guide to support clinical decision-making in the initiation and titration of U-300 insulin glargine and insulin degludec.

Diabetes in special situations: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist use in acute myocardial infarction

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Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra presents a pragmatic approach to the use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in patients affected by acute myocardial infarction.

Antivascular endothelial growth factor treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy: Perspective on the CLARITY study

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In this editorial, Rishi Singh and colleagues provide their perspective on the future of proliferative diabetic retinopathy treatment following the completion of the CLARITY and Protocol S studies.

Why don’t we offer bariatric surgery to more people with diabetes in the UK?

Gastric bypass surgery

Editorial Board member John Wilding discusses the place of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and whether we should be offering more people surgery as a treatment option in the UK.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented in your patients

Prevent diabetes

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and his colleague Alegria Cantillep discuss the National Diabetes Prevention Program, how you might find eligible patients, and how you can refer them to the program.

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

05-22-2018 | Nutritional management | Editorial | Article

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

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.

Author:
Pamela Dyson

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.

Author:
Sanjay Kalra

05-02-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

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

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.

Author:
Terence Pang

03-19-2018 | Diet | Podcast | Audio

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

Board members John Wilding and Pamela Dyson talk about the fresh approach taken to the latest update of the Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines (9:43).

03-09-2018 | Healthcare systems | Editorial | Article

My journey into diabetes nursing: A perspective from the UK National Health Service

Diabetes nurse consultant and Advisory Board member, Maureen Wallymahmed reflects on her experiences within the profession and charts the evolution of the role over the past 40 years.

Author:
Maureen Wallymahmed

02-21-2018 | Primary care | Editorial | Article

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

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.

Author:
Sanjay Kalra

02-13-2018 | Older adults | Editorial | Article

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

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.

Authors:
Amar Puttanna, John Wilding

01-29-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | Editorial | Article

Diabetes in special situations: Insulin in diabetic foot ulcers

Formal guidance addressing the optimal use of insulin therapy in diabetic foot ulcer patients is lacking. Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra and Banshi Saboo present their pragmatic approach to treatment.

Authors:
Sanjay Kalra, Banshi Saboo

01-16-2018 | Type 1 diabetes | Editorial | Article

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for type 1 diabetes: Ready for prime time?

Editorial board member John Wilding casts a critical eye over the positive buzz surrounding the potential uses of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes treatment.

Author:
John Wilding

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