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


Case reports and studies

06-06-2018 | Type 1 diabetes | Case report | Article

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

05-10-2018 | Insulin pumps | Case report | Article

Glucose control during kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes patient on sensor augmented pump: A case report

Zivkovic M, Petrovski G, Bitoska I. Acta Diabetol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1147-6

View from the clinic

07-04-2018 | Transitions of care | View from the clinic | Collection

Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Jay Shubrook draws on his experiences as a primary care physician and diabetes specialist to provide simple tips to help each profession optimize the patient referral process.

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. Advisory Board member 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.

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.

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.

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

01-30-2017 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Transitioning the adult with type 2 diabetes from the acute to chronic care setting: Strategies to support pragmatic implementation success

Magee M et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 6. doi: 10.1007/s11892-017-0830-2

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