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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

Practice tips: 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

Practice tips: View from the clinic

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

"Diabetes", stethoscope, and syringe

Clinical pharmacist and diabetes educator, Clipper Young provides his advice on supporting patients through the oftentimes difficult consultation about intensifying their diabetes therapy [read more].

Get more on:  MedicationPsychosocial care | Type 2 diabetes

Practice tips: 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

04-03-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Racial disparities in obesity treatment

Byrd AS, Toth AT, Stanford FC. Curr Obes Rep 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0301-3

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

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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