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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.

Source:

Pediatr Diabetes 2018; doi:10.1111/pedi.12784

09-18-2018 | Sexual dysfunction | View from the clinic | Article

Regaining sexual health in diabetes: Start with open communication

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.

Author:
Clipper Young

08-22-2018 | Psychosocial care | Editorial | Article

Shared decision-making in patient-centered care

Is the medical model of care failing diabetes patients in its current form? Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard considers this, and the future of clinical decision support.

Author:
Katharine Barnard

08-01-2018 | Adolescents | Highlight | News

Motivational interviewing intervention fails to improve HbA1c in adolescents

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.

Source:

Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30208-6


Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30241-4

07-17-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Weight management in patients with type 2 diabetes: A multidisciplinary real-world approach

Hamdy O, Ashrafzadeh S, Mottalib A. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 66. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1030-4

07-16-2018 | Quality of life | Editorial | Article

Tackling clinical inertia: The role of patient engagement

Carmen Soto and David Strain provide their insights on clinical inertia in diabetes care and present the co-production model of open communication as an innovative means to address this widespread clinical issue.

Authors:
Carmen Soto, David Strain MD FCRP

05-02-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

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

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.

Author:
Terence Pang

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.

Author:
Katharine Barnard

02-21-2018 | Primary care | Editorial | Article

Compassion fatigue in diabetes care professionals

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.

Author:
Sanjay Kalra

02-06-2018 | Insulin | View from the clinic | Article

When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Clipper Young provides his advice on supporting patients through the oftentimes difficult consultation about intensifying their diabetes therapy.

Author:
Clipper Young

09-16-2017 | Sexual dysfunction | Practical approach | Article

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

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.

07-30-2016 | Psychosocial care | Article

Physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes: A review

Tully C et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 85. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0779-6

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