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Diabetes-associated heart failure risk greatest in women

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Diabetes is a stronger risk factor for heart failure among women compared with men, indicate the results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Stricter BP thresholds may be needed in type 1 diabetes

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Findings from an observational cohort study suggest that a blood pressure target of 120/80 mmHg may be needed for effective prevention of coronary artery disease in people with type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Nephrologist and Endocrinologist Katherine Tuttle joins Primary Care Physician Jay Shubrook to discuss the importance of kidney disease screening for the prevention of downstream nephropathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes [watch the video 8:16].

Get more on: Nephropathy | Diabetes complications and comorbidities

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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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08-21-2019 | Lifestyle interventions | News

Lifestyle counseling linked with improved diabetes outcomes

Regularly counseling patients with diabetes about their lifestyles during routine care could benefit their long-term clinical outcomes, US research suggests, possibly due to improved blood glucose control.

07-31-2019 | Stroke | News

Linear SBP link to stroke risk supports tighter targets in type 1 diabetes

A lower than currently recommended blood pressure target may be necessary to reduce the risk for stroke in people with type 1 diabetes, say researchers.

07-18-2019 | Heart failure | Highlight | News

Diabetes-associated heart failure risk greatest in women

Diabetes is a stronger risk factor for heart failure among women compared with men, indicate the results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis.

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.

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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.

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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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