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Pediatric type 1 diabetes

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Maternal education has major impact on glycemic control in children

Mother and child with diabetes

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

Family fighting

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. 

Get more on: Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

Child with diabetes (symbolic image with model)

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

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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Children with type 1 diabetes do not suffer academically

Classroom

Type 1 diabetes has no significant impact on standardized test scores in mathematics and reading for children in grades 2 to 8, show results of a study of Danish public school children.

Interactive patient case study

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

Renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis

This 15-minute case presents likely causes of renal complications in diabetic ketoacidosis and explains how to identify the signs and symptoms of renal complications to ensure early initiation of appropriate treatment.

Get more on: Diabetic ketoacidosis | Pediatric diabetes | Nephropathy

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Hypoglycemia and technology

Hypoglycemia and technology

This 15-minute case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Get more on: Hypoglycemia | Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

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Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.

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Earlier onset of type 1 diabetes associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes

Child with diabetes (symbolic image with model)

Patients with type 1 diabetes diagnosed before the age of 10 years have a higher risk for cardiovascular complications and a shorter life expectancy than those who develop the disease at an older age, study results published in The Lancet suggest.

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07-02-2019 | Retinopathy | News

Young diabetes patients may undergo needless retinopathy examinations

A retrospective analysis of clinical trial data indicates that regular eye examinations may not always be necessary for people younger than 18 years of age with type 1 diabetes, despite current recommendations to the contrary.

06-27-2019 | Disordered eating | News

Disturbed eating behavior common in youth with type 1 diabetes

Approximately one-third of adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes display disturbed eating behavior that may be linked to worsening glycemic control and increasing depressive symptoms over time, research shows.

06-18-2019 | Hyperglycemia | ADA 2019 | News

Hyperglycemia may impact brain development in children with type 1 diabetes

Researchers report that having type 1 diabetes may affect children’s brain growth and cognitive development, with persistent hyperglycemia the most likely culprit.

Themed collections

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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