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Type 1 diabetes: Devices and technology

medwireNews feature

The artificial pancreas: What’s on the horizon?

Artificial pancreas concept

medwireNews talks to Dan Finan from the JDRF about the artificial pancreas systems already in the pipeline, and how these are evolving in ways that might benefit particular groups of people with diabetes.

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Adaptive and flexible: Closed-loop technology for all

Roman Hovorka

medwireNews talks to one of the pioneers of closed-loop insulin delivery, Roman Hovorka, about his algorithm, his research so far, and his plans for commercialization.

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CGM measures have variable correlation with HbA1c

HbA1c

Glycated hemoglobin levels correlate strongly with continuous glucose monitoring-measured average blood glucose and hyperglycemia, but poorly with hypoglycemia, say researchers.

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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Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

Child with diabetes (symbolic image with model)

Insulin pumps and multiple daily injections deliver similar glycemic control and safety profiles when allocated alongside education and support at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, say researchers.

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

Algorithm

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.

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

Journal article

Impact of glucose measuring systems and sample type on diagnosis rates of diabetes mellitus

Finger prick glucose test

In this study, glucose concentrations obtained using  point-of-care testing and core laboratory instruments were assessed to duplicate typical scenarios experienced in healthcare [read more].
Blaurock MG et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0495-0

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Prevention and management of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness: Incorporating sensor technology

Woman with flash glucose monitor (symbolic image with model)

In this paper, the authors report on the current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring sensor technology in the prevention of severe hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia unawareness [read more].
Lucidi P et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 83. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1065-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Diabetic complications | Type 1 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit

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Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should rely on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device [read more].

Get more on: Devices and technology | Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes | Glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

medwireNews

09-19-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | EASD 2019 | News

Majority of MDI users improve glycemic outcomes with CGM

Analysis of the GOLD study suggests that at least three-quarters of people with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily injections benefit from continuous glucose monitoring.

09-17-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | EASD 2019 | News

CGM benefits persist with long-term use

The COMISAIR-2 researchers have reported that use of continuous glucose monitoring by people with type 1 diabetes remains high over 3 years, resulting in continued glycemic benefits.

08-27-2019 | Insulin pumps | News

Predictive low-glucose insulin suspend system cuts hypoglycemia in real world

Switching to a predictive low-glucose suspend insulin delivery system significantly reduces hypoglycemia risk in people with diabetes in clinical practice, research shows.

Journal articles and book chapters

11-27-2018 | Insulin | Article

Insulin injection technique questionnaire: Results of an international study comparing Brazil, Latin America and World data

Calliari LE et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 85. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0389-3

10-04-2018 | Mobile technology | Review | Article

App-based insulin calculators: Current and future state

Eiland L et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 123. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1097-y

09-05-2018 | Blood glucose monitoring | Article

Impact of glucose measuring systems and sample type on diagnosis rates of diabetes mellitus

Blaurock MG et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0495-0

08-29-2018 | Insulin pumps | Review | Article

Advances in closed-loop insulin delivery systems in patients with type 1 diabetes

Dadlani V et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 88. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1051-z

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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