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Psychosocial care and diabetic complications

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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.

Expert opinion editorial

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Woman checking blood sugar level while lying in bedroom

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress [read more].

Get more on: Diabetes distress | Psychosocial care | Lifestyle interventions | Expert opinion

View from the clinic

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

Worried senior man sits on bed (symbolic image with models)

Advisory Board member Clipper Young recounts an experience of starting a patient with erectile dysfunction on the path to appropriate treatment for him and his diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Psychosocial care | View from the clinic

Expert opinion editorial

Glycemic goal setting in type 1 diabetes: Time to get SMART in the clinic?

Checking blood sugar

Diabetes and endocrinology Consultant and Advisory Board member Terence Pang highlights the benefits that a structured approach to glycemic goal setting can bring to your practice and patients with type 1 diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Type 1 diabetes | InsulinGlycemic control | Self-management

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

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

Doctor showing compassion (symbolic image with models)

Awareness and education about compassion fatigue can help to limit its incidence and severity. Sanjay Kalra outlines strategies to identify and manage the emotional exhaustion that often affects diabetes caregivers [read more].

Get more on:  Psychosocial care | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Practical approach

A practical approach to managing hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women with diabetes

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

This review provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, aiming to provide a practical approach to an under-recognized complication in women with diabetes [read more].
Rochester-Eyeguokan C, Meade L. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 991-998. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0313-0

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

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

medwireNews

03-13-2019 | Psychosocial care | News

Tailored CBT reduces depression, distress in type 2 diabetes

A patient-specific cognitive behavioral therapy and lifestyle counseling intervention can significantly improve psychological outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients with depression and/or regimen-related distress, say researchers.

11-01-2018 | Depression | News

Peer support benefits patients with type 2 diabetes and depression

Peer support substantially reduces the number of hospitalizations and acute care visits in patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbid depression, shows a randomized trial published in Diabetes Care.

10-22-2018 | Mental health | Highlight | News

Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

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.

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

07-03-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

T1-REDEEM: A randomized controlled trial to reduce diabetes distress among adults with type 1 diabetes

Fisher L et al. Diabetes Care 2018. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0391

05-26-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

Managing type 2 diabetes as a couple: The influence of partners’ beliefs on diabetes distress over time

Berry E, Davies M, Dempster M. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; 141: 244–255. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.05.020

05-24-2018 | Retinopathy | Review | Article

Clinical and psychosocial factors influencing retinal screening uptake among young adults with type 2 diabetes

Lake AJ, Rees G, Speight J. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 41. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1007-3

03-30-2018 | Psychosocial care | Article

Psychosocial working conditions and diabetes self-management at work: A qualitative study

Loerbroks A et al. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.03.023

03-29-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

Diabetes distress and glycemic control: The buffering effect of autonomy support From important family members and friends

Lee AA et al. Diabetes Care 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2396

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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