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Real-world data support early insulin pump initiation in children

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Starting children on an insulin pump within 6 months of type 1 diabetes diagnosis is associated with improved outcomes relative to delaying for 2 or 3 years, shows an analysis of data from the DPV registry.

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‘Compelling evidence’ of greater diabetes treatment inertia for ethnic minorities

Mixed diabetes medications

Doctors are faster to initiate pharmacologic type 2 diabetes treatment in people from ethnic minorities than in White people but are then slower to intensify their treatment when needed, show data from the UK.

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Diabetes medication changes at hospital discharge of older adults often not beneficial

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Older adults with type 2 diabetes often receive diabetes medication adjustments at hospital discharge that may be of little or no benefit, study results suggest.

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Family conflict key factor in poor glycemic control among young insulin users

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Factors associated with poor glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes generally vary according to the insulin regimen used, but family conflict over diabetes management universally impacts all insulin users, US researchers report.

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Ellipse trial: Liraglutide expands treatment options for pediatric type 2 diabetes

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The Ellipse investigators report improved glycemic control at the price of early and mostly mild gastrointestinal events in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

Expert opinion editorial

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity [read more].

Get more on: Mental health and diabetesDiabetes complications and comorbidities | Diabetes in older adults

Interactive patient case study

Hypoglycemia and technology

Hypoglycemia and technology

This 15-minute case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

Get more on: Hypoglycemia | Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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Older type 2 diabetes patients may derive greatest liraglutide benefits

Elderly diabetic patient (symbolic image with models)

The LEADER investigators report that treatment with the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may be of particular benefit in the oldest patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

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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.

Journal article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

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The authors examined the relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes, including both subjective and objective sleep assessments and controlling for potential covariates [read more].
Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

Get more on:  Diabetic complicationsType 2 diabetes

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01-15-2021 | Heart failure | News

SGLT2 inhibitor cardiac benefits extend to older people in real world

SGLT2 inhibitors are associated with lower rates of heart failure hospitalization, all-cause mortality, and hypoglycemia, but higher rates of diabetic ketoacidosis, when compared with DPP-4 inhibitors in older adults with type 2 diabetes, suggests a Canadian study.

12-09-2020 | Liraglutide (obesity) | News

Liraglutide gets FDA go-ahead for teens with obesity

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11-24-2020 | Older adults | News

Age has no impact on CV outcomes with linagliptin vs glimepiride

Cardiovascular event rates do not differ significantly among people with type 2 diabetes treated with linagliptin or glimepiride regardless of age, but those who receive linagliptin have lower risks for falls and hypoglycemia, CAROLINA trial data show.

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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

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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