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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.

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Holistic approach can shorten diabetes inpatient stays

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A nurse-delivered care program based on a whole-systems approach can lead to shorter hospital stays for patients with diabetes, UK researchers report.

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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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Teplizumab in type 1 diabetes

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Hybrid immune cell could contribute to type 1 diabetes autoimmunity

Lymphocyte

Researchers have discovered an immune cell with the attributes of both B cells and T cells, which is present in increased frequency in some people with type 1 diabetes and capable of activating insulin-specific T-helper cells.

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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.

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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.

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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.

07-17-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Feature | Article

The artificial pancreas: What’s on the horizon?

And will a fully closed-loop system ever be a reality?

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.

05-03-2019 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

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 and Wales.

04-13-2019 | Nephropathy | Video | Article

Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

WATCH | Nephrologist and Endocrinologist Katherine Tuttle joins Primary Care Physician Jay Shubrook to share best practice tips for kidney disease screening in patients with diabetes (8:16).

Interactive patient case study

12-21-2018 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Link

Hypoglycemia and technology

Develop and test your knowledge on the use of different technologies to reduce hypoglycemia risk through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Riccardo Bonfanti and Francesco Chiarelli. This 15 minutes 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.

Downloadable slides

10-31-2018 | Slideset | Collection

FreeStyle Libre collection

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

Funded by an educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care

Themed collections

06-07-2017 | Psychosocial care | Themed collection | Collection

Psychosocial care in diabetes

This content collection summarizes recent publications dealing with various aspects of psychosocial care in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This collection has been developed on behalf of Diabetes UK

Journal articles and book chapters

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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