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Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers.


View from the clinic

03-28-2018 | Devices and technology | View from the clinic | Article

Managing patient expectations for glucose management via a device

As the utility and availability of devices surges, so too do patient expectations. Prof. Katharine Barnard provides key consultation questions to help determine your patients’ greatest needs and obstacles.

02-06-2018 | Insulin | View from the clinic | Article

When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

Clinical pharmacist and diabetes educator, Clipper Young provides his advice on supporting patients through the oftentimes difficult consultation about intensifying their diabetes therapy.

09-06-2017 | Healthcare costs | View from the clinic | Article

The rising cost of medication: Groceries or insulin?

Advisory Board member and Family Physician, Allison Petznick, highlights the impact of rising medication costs on one of her patients, and provides practical suggestions for US physicians to help those struggling to manage the everyday costs of type 2 diabetes.

Practical approaches

02-23-2018 | Insulin | Practical approach | Article

Insulin matters: A practical approach to basal insulin management in type 2 diabetes

Experts review the evidence and best clinical practices of initiating and titrating insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes and provide guidance and practical recommendations for the healthcare community.

02-19-2018 | Older adults | Practical approach | Article

Diabetes in the elderly

This review takes a practical approach to the assessment, nursing care, and medical treatment of diabetes in the elderly, highlighting major challenges and suggesting solutions to common clinical problems.

Kalra S, Sharma SK. Diabetes Ther 2018; 9: 493–500. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0380-x

Patient and physician's perspectives

05-03-2016 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Weight loss: A patient and physician’s perspective

A patient affected by obesity and their obesity medicine specialist discuss the patient’s experience of living with the disease and using many different weight loss approaches.

03-17-2017 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Maintaining weight loss by decreasing sedentary time: A patient and physician’s perspective

A patient living with obesity and his obesity medicine specialist, discuss how the patient has successfully lost 200 lb and maintained that loss for over a decade, primarily through behavioral intervention.

Case reports and studies

03-29-2018 | Pregnancy | Case report | Article

Empagliflozin, metformin, and insulin degludec, during pregnancy: A case report

The authors report the case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with type 2 diabetes who conceived while on therapy with empagliflozin plus metformin and insulin degludec.

Formoso G et al. Acta Diabetol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1134-y

03-29-2018 | Diagnosis | Case report | Article

Prediabetes directly deteriorates into diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome triggered by acute pancreatitis: A case report illustrating a “chicken and egg” paradigm in ketosis-prone diabetes

The authors report the case of a 45-year-old woman with a past medical history of prediabetes who presents with postprandial left upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Song R, Cao S. Diabetes Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0417-1

01-15-2018 | Prader-Willi syndrome | Case report | Article

Effectiveness of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor as an add-on drug to GLP-1 receptor agonists for glycemic control of a patient with Prader–Willi syndrome: A case report

The authors report the case of a 36-year-old Japanese male patient with Prader–Willi Syndrome who was treated with a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor to improve glycemic control.

Horikawa Y et al. Diabetes Ther 2018; 9: 421–426. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0369-5

Other in practice articles

06-01-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Practical recommendations for transitioning patients with type 2 diabetes from hospital to home

Donihi AC. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 52. doi: 10.1007/s11892-017-0876-1

11-17-2016 | Retinopathy | Article

Optimizing medical management in patients with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy

Mamtora S et al. Ophthalmol Ther 2017; 6: 105–114. doi: 10.1007/s40123-016-0069-z

05-08-2017 | Type 1 diabetes | Review | Article

A practical review of C-Peptide testing in diabetes

Leighton E, Sainsbury CA, Jones GC. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 475–487. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0265-4

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