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Type 1 diabetes and glycemic control

EASD 2020

COVID-19 and diabetes: The current evidence

Juliana Chan

Juliana Chan outlines current knowledge about the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, discussing risk factors for poor outcomes in people with both conditions and the need for collaborative efforts to improve patient care (7:09).

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Type 1, type 2 diabetes linked to elevated COVID-19 mortality risk

Doctor checking on Covid-19 infected patient connected to a ventilator

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are independently associated with an increased risk for death among hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and a number of factors including poor glycemic control and BMI may predict mortality risk, suggest findings from two studies published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

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Dual targets difficult to reach in type 1 diabetes

Female archer aiming at target

People with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections struggle to achieve guideline-recommended targets for time in hypoglycemia while simultaneously reaching their glycated hemoglobin goals, researchers report.

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CGM time in range: A higher standard for an engaged few?

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Simon Heller explains why time-in-range targets are so helpful for people with diabetes… yet handing out continuous glucose monitoring devices willy-nilly could do more harm than good.

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Maternal education has major impact on glycemic control in children

Mother and child with diabetes

Researchers report that women’s educational attainment is strongly associated with the glycated hemoglobin levels of their children with type 1 diabetes.

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

Family fighting

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.

Expert opinion

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

Exposure to diabetes technologies: Where now for adult services?

What does the proliferation of diabetes self-management and monitoring technologies in pediatric care mean for the future of adult services? Katharine Barnard looks at the situation in England. 

Get more on: Devices and technology | Pediatric diabetes

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Periconceptional HbA1c levels ‘strongly linked’ to preterm birth risk

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The risk for preterm birth among women with type 1 diabetes increases considerably with increasing glycated hemoglobin levels around the time of conception, study findings indicate.

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

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What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

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DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

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11-03-2020 | Diabetes self-management | News

Socioeconomic factors linked to poor glycemic control in type 1 diabetes

Socioeconomic deprivation, smoking, and not using flash glucose monitoring or an insulin pump are all factors associated with a decreased likelihood of achieving glycated hemoglobin targets in type 1 diabetes, research shows.

09-29-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Self-initiated outpatient clinic visits well received by people with type 1 diabetes

A type 1 diabetes outpatient model in which patients decide the frequency and timing of their own appointments was well received and did not affect clinical outcomes in the DIATAST randomized controlled trial.

09-24-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

​​​​​​​‘Inappropriate’ glucagon secretions linked to postprandial glucose excursions in type 1 diabetes

Early-phase hyperglucagonemia in response to ingesting a meal is associated with postprandial glucose excursions in patients with type 1 diabetes, research suggests.

Downloadable slides

10-31-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

These slide sets summarize the results of clinical studies and randomized controlled trials investigating the use of flash glucose-sensing technology in patients with diabetes.

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

Journal articles and book chapters

07-17-2020 | Flash glucose monitoring | Article

The Impact of Flash Glucose Monitoring on Glycaemic Control as Measured by HbA1c: A Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials and Real-World Observational Studies

The authors report on ameta-analysis of real-world observational studies on the impact of flash continuous glucose monitoring on glycemic control as measured by HbA1c.

11-06-2018 | Diabetes self-management | Article

Exploring how patients understand and assess their diabetes control

Gopalan A et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0309-4

09-04-2018 | Mental health | Article

Long-term glycemic control and dementia risk in type 1 diabetes

Lacy ME et al. Diabetes Care 2018: dc180073. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0073

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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