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

Hospital emergency sign

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

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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Ellipse trial: Liraglutide expands treatment options for pediatric type 2 diabetes

Injection pens

The Ellipse investigators report improved glycemic control at the price of early and mostly mild gastrointestinal events in children and adolescents with type 2 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.

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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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Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

This 15-minute case presents the characterization, diagnosis and management of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and discusses the pros and cons of predictive genetic testing for MODY.

Get more on: Maturity-onset diabetes of the young | Diagnosis of atypical forms of diabetes | Pediatric diabetes

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Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin pen

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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Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

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Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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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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Motivational interviewing intervention fails to improve HbA1c in adolescents

Teenager receiving psychotherapy

The Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention has failed to improve glycated hemoglobin levels in a randomized trial involving adolescents with type 1 diabetes, despite improving some psychosocial outcomes.

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RISE: Early insulin does not slow beta cell decline in youth with type 2 diabetes

Islet cells

The RISE trial investigators have found that increased insulin resistance and hyperresponsive beta cells may explain the rapid progression of type 2 diabetes in children.

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Parents underestimate type 1 diabetes risk in children

Child hand_glucose monitor

Many parents underestimate their child’s risk for type 1 diabetes, and although accuracy improves following a positive autoantibody result, it subsequently declines with time, a survey of TEDDY participants shows.

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TEDDY data highlight complexities of pediatric diabetes triggers

Teddy bear

Researchers speaking at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, USA, have presented data from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young study that begin to shed light on genetic and environmental triggers of pediatric type 1 diabetes.

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Fluid management strategy absolved of neurologic injury blame in childhood DKA

Child on iv drip

Neither the rate of administration nor the sodium chloride content of replacement fluids given to children with diabetic ketoacidosis influences their neurologic outcomes, show the results of the PECARN DKA FLUID Study.

11-07-2019 | Adolescents | Podcast | Article

Peer mentoring for teens with type 1 diabetes

Medical sociologist Ashby Walker talks about a mentoring scheme pairing college students and teenagers who have type 1 diabetes - to the benefit of both (9:14).

09-24-2019 | Type 2 diabetes | Podcast | Article

How was it for you? The experts discuss EASD 2019

Our clinical advisors discuss their EASD 2019 highlights, including new treatment options for children and older adults with type 2 diabetes, the complexities surrounding hypoglycemia prevention, and the implications of the VERIFY trial.

05-03-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

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 and Wales.

Interactive patient case study

12-21-2018 | MODY | Case study | Link

Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

Develop and test your knowledge on maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Professor Francesco Chiarelli. This 15-minute case presents the characterization, diagnosis and management of MODY and discusses the pros and cons of predictive genetic testing for MODY.

Downloadable slides

10-31-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

These slide sets summarize the results of randomized controlled trials investigating the use of flash glucose-sensing technology in patients with diabetes.

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

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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Flash glucose monitoring technology

Downloadable slide sets from key clinical trials in people with diabetes

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