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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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Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

Teen on weighing scales (symbolic image with model)

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

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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.

medwireNews@ADA2018

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.

medwireNews@ADA2018

TEDDY data highlight complexities of pediatric diabetes triggers

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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.

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Reassuring long-term data for sulfonylurea in neonatal diabetes

Newborn baby

Sulfonylurea treatment is durably effective with a low rate of side effects in patients with permanent neonatal diabetes caused by mutations in the KCNJ11 gene, a study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.

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Study suggests benefits of very low carbohydrate intake in type 1 diabetes

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A study of type 1 diabetes patients voluntarily following a very-low-carbohydrate diet suggests that the approach could help to achieve excellent control of blood glucose levels.

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Insulin, metformin remain most used treatments for type 2 diabetes in youths

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The majority of adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are still being treated with metformin and/or insulin, despite a growing number of medications being available for adults, US study data show.

Journal article

Glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Person holding sweeteners

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to quantitatively synthesize existing scientific evidence on the glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners [read more].
Nichol AD, Holle MJ, An R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0170-6

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Glycemic control | Diet and nutritional management

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Weight loss before puberty may mitigate excess diabetes risk associated with childhood overweight

Child on weighing scales (symbolic image with model)

Children who are overweight only have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood if they remain overweight beyond the age of 13 years, according to the results of a large Danish study.

View from the clinic

Managing patient expectations for glucose management via a device

Doctor having a conversation with a patient

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 [read more].

Get more on: Devices and technology | Psychosocial care | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Diabetes Care cover

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update [read more]

Get more on: Guidelines | Prediabetes and diabetes prevention | Lifestyle interventions | Medications 

Case report

Neonatal diabetes in a patient with IPEX syndrome: An attempt at balancing insulin therapy

Premature baby

The authors describe the case of a male newborn with persistent hyperglycemia a few hours following birth and suspected immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy and X-linked (IPEX) syndrome [read more].
Romano F et al. Acta Diabetol 2017; 54: 1139. doi: 10.1007/s00592-017-1057-z

Get more on: Monogenic diabetes | Neonatal diabetes | Pediatric hyperglycemia

Journal article

Physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes: a review

Child cycles with adults

This review synthesizes recent literature related to physical activity and health outcomes for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes [read more].
Tully C et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 85. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0779-6

Get more on: Pediatric lifestyle interventions | Pediatric obesity | Type 1 diabetes

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.

12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

03-21-2017 | Insulin pumps | Feature | Article

Adolescents: A challenging age group

Professor Moshe Phillip tells medwireNews why he believes the artificial pancreas will be of particular benefit for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

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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