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Pediatric type 1 diabetes

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Variable CGM benefits in high-risk subgroups

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Continuous glucose monitoring is well accepted and reduces time in hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 1 diabetes, report researchers in JAMA.

DKA prevalence with newly diagnosed pediatric type 1 diabetes remains high

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A major study of children from three continents suggests that diabetic ketoacidosis remains unacceptably high among those newly identified with type 1 diabetes and shows few signs of improving.

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Type 1 diabetes endotypes firmed up

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Researchers provide further evidence to support two distinct type 1 diabetes endotypes characterized by a more or less aggressive autoimmune response and a younger or older age at onset.

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Excess weight may hasten type 1 diabetes progression in lower-risk children

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A high BMI may contribute to the risk for progressing from single to multiple islet autoantibodies, especially in children who would otherwise be at relatively low risk, show findings from TrialNet.

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Protocol with point-of-care testing improves speed, accuracy of DKA diagnosis

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Implementing a nursing protocol that includes point-of-care testing at triage reduces the time to diabetic ketoacidosis diagnosis and the number of unnecessary intravenous placements in the pediatric emergency department, say researchers.

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Maternal education has major impact on glycemic control in children

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Researchers report that women’s educational attainment is strongly associated with the glycated hemoglobin levels of their children with type 1 diabetes.

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Family conflict key factor in poor glycemic control among young insulin users

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Factors associated with poor glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes generally vary according to the insulin regimen used, but family conflict over diabetes management universally impacts all insulin users, US researchers report.

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Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England. 

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Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

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Insulin pumps and multiple daily injections deliver similar glycemic control and safety profiles when allocated alongside education and support at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, say researchers.

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Data highlight opportunities to diagnose type 1 diabetes before DKA onset

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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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07-28-2020 | Children | News

Youth involvement in CGM decisions may help maximize use

Involving older children with type 1 diabetes in the decision-making process about starting continuous glucose monitoring may help to ensure that they persist with the technology, report researchers.

07-22-2020 | COVID-19 | News

COVID-19 pandemic linked to increased ketoacidosis at pediatric type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Researchers have identified a marked increase in the proportion of children and adolescents who have diabetic ketoacidosis at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

06-17-2020 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Highlight | News

Variable CGM benefits in high-risk subgroups

Continuous glucose monitoring is well accepted and reduces time in hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 1 diabetes, report researchers in JAMA.

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06-07-2017 | Psychosocial care | Themed collection | Collection

Psychosocial care in diabetes

This content collection summarizes recent publications dealing with various aspects of psychosocial care in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This collection has been developed on behalf of Diabetes UK

Journal articles and book chapters

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing diabetes professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Slides

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within diabetes management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

Independent Medical Education

Educational programs building upon the most current research and professional practice recommendations, with the aim of enabling more efficient diagnosis, optimizing treatment, and improving patient outcomes.

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