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Type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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ASCEND results question the use of aspirin, omega-3 supplements in diabetes patients

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Findings from a phase IV trial suggest that aspirin use may reduce the risk for primary vascular events but at the cost of increased major bleeding risk in patients with diabetes, while omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not have a cardioprotective effect.

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Earlier onset of type 1 diabetes associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes

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Patients with type 1 diabetes diagnosed before the age of 10 years have a higher risk for cardiovascular complications and a shorter life expectancy than those who develop the disease at an older age, study results published in The Lancet suggest.

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Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Best communication practices for subspecialty referrals

Jay Shubrook draws on his experiences as a primary care physician and diabetes specialist to provide simple tips to help each profession optimize the patient referral process [read more].

Get more on: Healthcare systems and type 1 diabetes | Healthcare systems and type 2 diabetes | View from the clinic

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20 years’ type 1 diabetes duration marks upshift in CVD risk

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Type 1 diabetes duration of at least 20 years is linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk, with an increasing association seen after this time, Australian study results suggest.

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Masked hypertension common in type 1 diabetes patients

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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring should be used in patients with type 1 diabetes, say researchers who found that almost a quarter had masked hypertension.

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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

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Women bear brunt of diabetes effect on atherosclerosis mortality

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An individual patient data meta-analysis confirms that diabetes increases the likelihood for people dying of atherosclerotic disease, with women the worst affected.

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Why aren't we reaching blood pressure goals, despite the raised target?

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - Why aren't we reaching targets?

In the wake of the revised blood pressure targets, Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and Advisory Board member Robert Chilton discuss clinical approaches to get hypertensive diabetes patients to target more consistently [watch the video 12:29].

Get more on: Anti-hypertensive medications | Cardiovascular disease complications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes and blood pressure in the elderly: Which medications to use when; tips for achieving target

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - What medications can I use?

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook follows up with treatment individualization specialist David Strain on the treatment challenges presented by older adults, and the implications for tailoring hypertension therapy in this diverse population [watch the video 11:08].

Get more on: Diabetic complications | Older adults | Medications

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Individualization of diabetes treatment: Considerations for frail, elderly patients with heart failure

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes - How can we individualize treatment

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook talks to treatment individualization specialist David Strain about the treatment challenges presented by older adults, and the implications for tailoring hypertension therapy in this diverse population [watch the video 11:40].

Get more on: Older adults | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

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01-16-2019 | Diabetes prevention | News

Observational data highlight importance of diabetes prevention in midlife

Individuals who maintain a blood glucose level below the diabetes threshold during middle age have a lower risk for cardiovascular disease than those who convert to diabetes during this time, observational study data show.

01-03-2019 | Cardiovascular outcomes | News

Coronary artery calcification predicts coronary events in type 1 diabetes

The risk for coronary artery disease increases significantly with increasing levels of coronary artery calcification in individuals with type 1 diabetes, US researchers report.

11-09-2018 | Adolescents | News

Elevated multiple complication risk in youth with type 1 diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes may develop multiple complications even before they reach adulthood, shows an analysis of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.

Journal articles and book chapters

10-15-2018 | Statins | Review | Article

Beyond statins: Who and when to prescribe?

Ganda O. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 126. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1087-0

09-02-2018 | Atherosclerosis | Article

Early atherosclerosis is associated with retinal microvascular changes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Peña AS et al. Ped Diabetes 2018. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12764

08-26-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Article

Effects of aspirin for primary prevention in persons with diabetes mellitus

The ASCEND Study Collaborative Group. N Eng J Med 2018. doi:  10.1056/NEJMoa1804988

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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