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Type 1 diabetes: Devices and technology

medwireNews feature

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.

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

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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

Case report

Sudden onset of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes mellitus in a 93-year-old woman: A case report

Elderly patient with doctor

Oriot and colleagues report a case of sudden onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes with ketoacidosis in a 93-year-old woman, and summarize the available literature [read more].
Oriot P et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1170-7

Get more on: Flash glucose monitoring | Older adults | Ketoacidosis | Type 1 diabetes medication

Journal article

Telemedicine in complex diabetes management

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This review explores the landscape of telemedicine approaches and evidence for incorporation into general practice [read more].
McDonnell ME. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 42. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1015-3

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

medwireNews editor's pick

Text message service helps support adults with diabetes self-care

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A diabetes self-management support system delivered by text message may help patients to improve their glycemic control, shows a study in The BMJ.

Journal article

Glucose control during kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes patient on sensor augmented pump: a case report

Person holding model kidneys

In this case report, we show the utility of using the sensor augmented pump in the perioperative phase of a patient with type 1 diabetes undergoing an isolated kidney transplantation [read more].
Zivkovic M, Petrovski G, Bitoska I. Acta Diabetol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1147-6

Get more on: Type 1 diabetes | Devices and technologyGlycemic control

medwireNews editor's pick

CGM may be cost-effective in type 1 diabetes

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Analysis of the DIAMOND study shows that continuous glucose monitoring in patients with type 1 diabetes could be considered cost-effective, although this depends on the value for money threshold used.

medwireNews

03-25-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Real-world data highlight closed-loop frustrations for youth users

System problems and irritations lead to nearly two in five children abandoning use of closed-loop insulin delivery in a real-world setting, researchers have reported.

03-25-2019 | Hypoglycemia | News

Problem of hypoglycemia unawareness highlighted in older people with type 1 diabetes

Baseline data from the WISDM trial show that older adults with type 1 diabetes who have impaired awareness of hypoglycemia symptoms can spend over half an hour per day with extremely low blood glucose levels.

03-13-2019 | Canagliflozin | DUKPC 2019 | News

ABCD audit data reveal improved glycemic control with use of FreeStyle Libre, canagliflozin

Analyses of real-world audit data show positive initial results for the flash glucose monitoring system FreeStyle Libre and the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor canagliflozin.

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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