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Mixed results from the diabetes prevention PREVIEW project

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The PREVIEW project investigators have reported broadly positive results, but tempered by issues such as a high dropout rate.

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Targeting pathophysiology from outset may slow progression to type 2 diabetes

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Upfront treatment with medications that target the underlying pathophysiology of prediabetes may slow patients’ progression to type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

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IADPSG gestational diabetes criteria predict later dysglycemia

Pregnancy and glucose test

Less stringent criteria for gestational diabetes remain predictive of risk for later prediabetes or type 2 diabetes despite identifying a larger number of women, the HAPO FUS investigators report in JAMA.

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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.

Journal article

Ethnic disparities in gestational diabetes

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This review describes some of the factors that relate to the ethnic disparities in gestational diabetes mellitus [read more].
Yuen L, Wong VW, Simmons D. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 68. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1040-2

Get more on:  Gestational diabetes and pregnancy | Screening | Prevention

Journal article

Association between dietary protein intake and type 2 diabetes varies by dietary pattern

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The authors examine the association between protein intake and type 2 diabetes mellitus in different dietary patterns [read more].
Ke Q et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 48. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0350-5

Get more on:  Lifestyle interventions | Prediabetes and prevention |  Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance: Current state of the field

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This review will evaluate mechanisms responsible for chronic kidney disease-induced insulin resistance and therapies currently available [read more].
Dave N, Wu J, Thomas S. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 44. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1010-8

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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Single blood sample could be sufficient for diabetes diagnosis

Blood sample

Researchers studying the ARIC cohort have found that virtually all people with elevated fasting plasma glucose and glycated hemoglobin in the same blood sample went on to develop diabetes.

Expert opinion editorial

UK nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes: An update for primary care

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

Advisory Board member and guideline co-author, Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction [read more].

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Diabetes preventionDiet and nutritional management | Cardiovascular disease

Case study

Atypical diabetes: Case study 4

Diagnosis

Can you diagnose the atypical form of diabetes presented in our fourth patient case study? Test your knowledge with Editorial Board member, Jay Shubrook [read more].

Get more on: Other types of diabetes | Ketoacidosis | Case studies

Case report

Prediabetes directly deteriorates into diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome triggered by acute pancreatitis: A case report illustrating a “chicken and egg” paradigm in ketosis-prone diabetes

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The authors report the case of a 45-year-old woman with a past medical history of prediabetes who presents with postprandial left upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting [read more].
Song R, Cao S. Diabetes Ther 2018; 9: 1377. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0417-1

Get more on:  Diabetic complications | Prediabetes and prevention

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The updated Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines: an obesity specialist’s view

John Wilding

John Wilding explains how the latest update of the nutrition guidelines will help clinicians working with patients with obesity [watch the video 1:53].

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Obesity | Diabetes preventionDiet and nutritional management | Expert opinion

05-22-2018 | Nutritional management | Editorial | Article

UK nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes: An update for primary care

Advisory Board member Pamela Dyson underlines the key features for healthcare professionals working in diabetes education, diabetes management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

05-09-2018 | Diagnosis | Case study | Article

Atypical diabetes: Case study 4

Can you diagnose the atypical form of diabetes presented in our fourth patient case study? Test your knowledge with Editorial Board member, Jay Shubrook.

01-03-2018 | Physical activity | Editorial | Article

Physical activity for health, weight loss, and diabetes prevention and treatment: What should be recommended?

Editorial Board member John Wilding highlights the current evidence for the benefits of physical activity across various domains of type 2 diabetes care and prevention, presenting his view of what should be recommended.

Journal articles and book chapters

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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