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What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

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DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

Data highlight opportunities to diagnose type 1 diabetes before DKA onset

Child with diabetes (symbolic image with model)

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely than their non-diabetic peers to seek primary care for a number of specific conditions in the year before their diagnosis, which could aid detection before the onset of diabetic ketoacidosis, say researchers.

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02-19-2019 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Smartphone-based infrared camera accurately detects diabetic foot ulcers

A low-cost, smartphone-based infrared (IR) camera works as well as a high-end version for the detection of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), study findings indicate.

02-19-2019 | Ketoacidosis | Highlight | News

Data highlight opportunities to diagnose type 1 diabetes before DKA onset

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely than their non-diabetic peers to seek primary care for a number of specific conditions in the year before their diagnosis, which could aid detection before the onset of diabetic ketoacidosis, say researchers.

02-15-2019 | Patient-reported outcomes | News

Gap between glycemic, patient-reported outcomes in HypoDE study

Continuous glucose monitoring has a less impressive effect on patient-reported outcomes than on glycemic control among patients with type 1 diabetes, reveal the HypoDE investigators.

Features and expert interviews

02-19-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Feature | Article

What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

12-14-2018 | Risk factors | Feature | Article

Sleep duration: Waking up to a major metabolic risk factor

The effect of sleep duration on glucose regulation and cardiometabolic risk is becoming an increasingly high-profile issue. medwireNews takes a look at the latest evidence, which shows the gravity of the problem but also offers some solutions.

11-16-2018 | Dapagliflozin | Feature | Video

Researcher comment: DECLARE-TIMI 58

DECLARE-TIMI 58 steering committee member John Wilding talks us through the trial's findings (5:49).

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