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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 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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ADA/EASD consensus report on managing hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes published

Best practice

The final version of the 2018 update to the consensus guidelines on managing hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes is now published.

Case study

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

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Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case involving a type 2 diabetes patient on a new diet and treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed? [Read more].

Get more on: SGLT2 inhibitors | Diet and nutritional management

Journal article

Long-term effect of the color record method in self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in type 2 diabetes: A 2-year follow-up of the Color IMPACT study

Paper ECG

This article evaluates the potential long-term effect of two different color indication methods for self-monitoring of blood glucose on metabolic parameters in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes [read more].
Nishimura A et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0457-6

Get more on:  Devices and technology | Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

Hit early, hit hard: The EADSG insulin guidelines

Stethoscope and map

Sanjay Kalra and Silver Bahendeka, East Africa Diabetes Study Group Chair, provide an overview of the latest insulin guidance developed to aid management in a challenging region, facing familiar struggles [read more].

Get more on: Medications | Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes

Journal article

Glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Person holding sweeteners

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to quantitatively synthesize existing scientific evidence on the glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners [read more].
Nichol AD, Holle MJ, An R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0170-6

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Glycemic control | Diet and nutritional management

View from the clinic

Managing patient expectations for glucose management via a device

Doctor having a conversation with a patient

As the utility and availability of devices surges, so too do patient expectations. Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard provides key consultation questions to help determine your patients’ greatest needs and obstacles [read more].

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

Expert opinion editorial

Does setting treatment targets risk the overtreatment of type 2 diabetes in older patients?

Pill in hand (symbolic image with model)

The drive to achieve lower HbA1c targets in older patients is not without concern or risk. Our UK Board address concerns highlighted by recent trials and discuss whether current guidelines do enough to mitigate the risks of overtreatment [read more].

Get more on: Medication | Older adults |  Type 2 diabetes

Expert opinion editorial

A pragmatic and practical guide to U500 regular insulin usage

Insulin injection (symbolic image with model)

Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra shares his pragmatic and practical suggestions on initiating, monitoring, and titrating suitable patients on U500 regular insulin [read more].

Get more on: Medications | Type 2 diabetes

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07-12-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | Highlight | News

CGM measures have variable correlation with HbA1c

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

04-18-2019 | Mobile technology | News

Study highlights ‘immaturity’ of diabetes self-management apps

A large proportion of mobile apps for self-management of blood glucose do not provide real-time decision support for users with type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

04-01-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Closed-loop insulin feasible for inpatients needing nutritional support

Researchers show that closed-loop insulin delivery achieves markedly better glucose control than standard insulin management in hospitalized patients with hyperglycemia receiving enteral or parenteral nutrition.

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

06-25-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Themed collection | Collection

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes

An updated collection of articles focusing on the mechanism of action and clinical use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

10-05-2018 | Hyperglycemia | Article

Management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes, 2018. A consensus report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

This consensus report addresses the approaches to management of glycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes, with the goal of reducing complications and maintaining quality of life in the context of comprehensive cardiovascular risk management and patient-centered care.

06-30-2018 | Metformin | Review | Article

Actions of metformin and statins on lipid and glucose metabolism and possible benefit of combination therapy

van Stee MF, de Graaf AA, Groen AK. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 94. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0738-4

06-22-2018 | Monogenic diabetes | Review | Article

Advances in the genetics of youth-onset type 2 diabetes

Todd JN, Srinivasan S, Pollin TI. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 57. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1025-1

06-22-2018 | Gastroparesis | Review | Article

Diabetic gastroparesis: Principles and current trends in management

Krishnasamy S, Abell TL. Diabetes Ther (2018); 9 (Suppl 1): 1. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0454-9

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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