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Prediabetes marks increased vascular risk

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People who meet the criteria for prediabetes during the 3 years before a type 2 diabetes diagnosis have a higher burden of vascular disease than those who do not, research shows.

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‘Early therapeutic window’ highlighted for LADA

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Optimal glycemic control during the first years after a latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood diagnosis could prevent people’s microvascular complication risk from equaling that seen in those with type 2 diabetes, shows an analysis of the UKPDS.

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Real-world bariatric surgery data show microvascular protection

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Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery achieve large reductions in their risk for microvascular complications, shows a real-world study.

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Successful management of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes with multidisciplinary neurobehavioral rehabilitation: A case report and review

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We present one successful case that demonstrates a significantly beneficial effect of physical exercise and lifestyle intervention in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus [read more].
Deng Z et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0448-7

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Physical activity | Lifestyle interventions​​​​​​​

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Prevalence and incidence of complications at diagnosis of T2DM and during follow-up by BMI and ethnicity: A matched case–control analysis

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We estimate the risk of developing long-term major cardiovascular and renal complications in relation to levels of body mass index in a population of White European, African-Caribbean, and South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [read more].
Owusu Adjah ES et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 70. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0712-1

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Diabetes in specific populations | Diabetic complications

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What are the current recommendations for managing high blood pressure in diabetes patients?

Ask the expert: Hypertension and diabetes -  What are the current recommendations

Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook and lead author on the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2017 Position Statement on diabetes and hypertension, Ian de Boer, summarize key updates to the recommendations for practitioners in the United States [watch the video 11:32].

Get more on: Type 1 diabetes | Type 2 diabetes | Cardiovascular disease | Guidelines

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05-05-2020 | Prediabetes | Highlight | News

Prediabetes marks increased vascular risk

People who meet the criteria for prediabetes during the 3 years before a type 2 diabetes diagnosis have a higher burden of vascular disease than those who do not, research shows.

02-25-2020 | Retinopathy | News

Eye problems present a particular risk for patients with young-onset type 2 diabetes

Young people with type 2 diabetes may be predisposed to developing retinal complications, Australian researchers warn.

02-10-2020 | Latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood | Highlight | News

‘Early therapeutic window’ highlighted for LADA

Optimal glycemic control during the first years after a latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood diagnosis could prevent people’s microvascular complication risk from equaling that seen in those with type 2 diabetes, shows an analysis of the UKPDS.

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10-14-2016 | Retinopathy | Themed collection | Collection

Spotlight on diabetic retinopathy

A themed content collection that provides an up-to-date overview of the mechanisms, assessment, management and consequences of diabetic retinopathy.

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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