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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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Hepatic glucokinase activation may improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

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The hepatoselective glucokinase activator TTP399 reduces glycated hemoglobin levels without increasing the risk for hypoglycemia among patients with type 2 diabetes, suggest findings from the phase IIb AGATA trial.

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

Ask the expert video

Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Diabetic kidney disease: A call to primary care

Nephrologist and Endocrinologist Katherine Tuttle joins Primary Care Physician Jay Shubrook to discuss the importance of kidney disease screening for the prevention of downstream nephropathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes [watch the video 8:16].

Get more on: Nephropathy | Diabetes complications and comorbidities

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

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Continuing metformin advisable for patients starting sulfonylurea treatment

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Research shows that starting second-line sulfonylurea treatment is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and hypoglycemic events among patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice, although the risk is less if they continue using metformin rather than switching completely.

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

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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

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NPH insulin may be as good as analogs in type 2 diabetes

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Patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice have similar outcomes regardless of whether they use long-acting insulin analogs or the cheaper human neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin, say researchers.

Expert opinion interview

Barriers to insulin: Initiation in type 2 diabetes patients

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Editorial Board member Lori Berard talks through the stages and challenges associated with preparing type 2 diabetes patients for insulin therapy [listen to the interview 9:00].

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Insulin | Hypoglycemia

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07-16-2019 | Insulin | News

Early hypoglycemia common after starting basal insulin therapy

Almost one in 10 people with type 2 diabetes who begin basal insulin therapy through the Medicare health program experience hypoglycemia within 6 months, US research suggests.

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.

07-11-2019 | Insulin glargine | News

Support for Gla-300 use in older people with type 2 diabetes

Older type 2 diabetes patients receiving basal insulin treatment who switch to glargine 300 units/mL experience greater or similar improvements in glycemic control compared with those switching to a first-generation basal insulin, with lower hypoglycemia risk, researchers report.

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

08-15-2018 | Pregnancy | Review | Article

Inpatient glycemic management of the pregnant patient

Yeh T, Yeung M, Mendelsohn Curanaj FA. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 73. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1045-x

07-23-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Review | Article

SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes management: Key evidence and implications for clinical practice

Wilding J et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0471-8

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