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Key danger times identified for US Diabetes Prevention Program dropout

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Focusing efforts on convincing people to return after the first session of the US National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program, and after the transition to less frequent sessions, may help to optimize program retention, say researchers.

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Neighborhood walkability may reduce ethnic disparities in diabetes risk

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The increased risk for prediabetes among ethnic minorities compared with White people is less pronounced in neighborhoods with high walkability, shows a Canadian study.

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DPPOS: No change to cancer risk with long-term metformin use

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Among the latest findings from the DPP Outcomes Study is that long-term use of metformin does not affect the risk for cancer.

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Cardiometabolic burden varies by age, sex, ethnicity at type 2 diabetes diagnosis

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A study shows marked variations in cardiovascular risk burden according to age, sex, and ethnicity at the point of type 2 diabetes diagnosis, with implications for both diabetes prevention and cardiovascular risk management.

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Prediabetes marks increased vascular risk

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People who meet the criteria for prediabetes during the 3 years before a type 2 diabetes diagnosis have a higher burden of vascular disease than those who do not, research shows.

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Prediabetes not an immediate mortality concern in older adults

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Prediabetes has no effect on the short-term mortality risk of older adults, suggests an analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

Online coaching helps with weight loss maintenance

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People who are trying to maintain weight loss with the help of electronic health records-based tracking tools do significantly better if they are given access to an online coach, shows a randomized trial.

Expert opinion editorial

The family and diabetes care: A multifaceted relationship

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Sanjay Kalra discusses the World Diabetes Day theme, and evaluates the concerns and opportunities presented by “The Family and Diabetes”.

Expert opinion editorial

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

What's new in the 2019 update to the ADA guidelines on nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes? Diabetes Educator Amy Hess Fischl explains [read more].

Get more on:  Diet and nutritional management

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General population underestimates type 2 diabetes risk

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People in the general population typically believe that they have a low risk for type 2 diabetes, regardless of what their actual risk is, show the results of a German national survey focusing on diabetes-related knowledge.

ADA 2019

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ADA 2019

The D2d trial

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10-29-2019 | Diabetes prevention | Editorial | Article

The family and diabetes care: A multifaceted relationship

Before attention turns to World Diabetes Day 2019, Sanjay Kalra revisits 2018’s theme to evaluate the concerns and opportunities presented by “The Family and Diabetes”.

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.

09-10-2019 | Diet | Editorial | Article

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

What's new in the 2019 update to the ADA guidelines on nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes? Diabetes Educator Amy Hess Fischl explains.

Diagnosis and management of prediabetes: a consensus of GCC countries

Guidance based on outcomes of an advisory board of diabetes experts, for healthcare professionals addressing the diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes.

This interactive roadmap is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. 

Funding for this roadmap was provided by Merck Serono Middle East FZ-LLC

Access the interactive roadmap

Journal articles and book chapters

11-28-2018 | Diabetic cardiomyopathy | Article

Cardiovascular risk reduction over time in patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery: data from a single-center retrospective observational study

Rubio-Almanza M, Cámara-Gómez R, Hervás-Marín D et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 90. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0317-4

09-05-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Nutrition and diabetes in South Asia

Gopalan HS, Misra A, Jayawardena R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72: 1267–1273. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0219-6

08-29-2018 | Risk factors | Review | Article

Early-life exposures and risk of diabetes mellitus and obesity

Gingras V, Hivert MF, Oken E. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 89. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1050-0

08-28-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Dietary interventions and type 2 diabetes in youth: A fresh look at the evidence

Perkison WB, Adekanye JA, de Oliveira Otto MC. Curr Nutr Rep 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13668-018-0241-2

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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