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Type 2 diabetes: Devices and technology

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Adaptive and flexible: Closed-loop technology for all

Roman Hovorka

medwireNews talks to one of the pioneers of closed-loop insulin delivery, Roman Hovorka, about his algorithm, his research so far, and his plans for commercialization.

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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

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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d-Nav system helps people with type 2 diabetes optimize insulin doses

Compass

The d-Nav system, which calculates insulin dose adjustments according to glucose levels, can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve larger reductions in glycated hemoglobin levels than with healthcare professional support alone, shows a randomized trial in The Lancet.

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

Finger prick glucose test

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

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

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

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Closed-loop delivery improves inpatient glucose control in type 2 diabetes

Hospital

Fully closed-loop insulin delivery results in a markedly improved time in range among inpatients with type 2 diabetes receiving noncritical care, researchers have reported.

Journal article

Telemedicine in complex diabetes management

Stethoscope on computer keyboard

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

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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.

07-05-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

ATTD consensus group releases time in range recommendations

A statement from an ATTD consensus group has streamlined previously agreed continuous glucose monitoring metrics and set out time in range targets.

05-09-2019 | Devices and technology | News

Support for patch delivery of bolus insulin in people with type 2 diabetes

Delivery of bolus insulin via a patch results in similar glycemic control to that delivered by a conventional pen, with improvements in treatment satisfaction and quality of life, findings from a randomized trial suggest.

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

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 | Older adults | Review | Article

Diabetes treatment in the elderly: Incorporating geriatrics, technology, and functional medicine

Valencia WM et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 95. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1052-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

08-17-2018 | Insulin pumps | Review | Article

An overview of safety issues on use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems in the hospital

Thompson B et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 81. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1056-7

08-07-2018 | Flash glucose monitoring | Article

Practical guidance for treatment of patients with diabetes using flash glucose monitoring: A pilot study

Koide K et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2018; 10: 63. doi: 10.1186/s13098-018-0364-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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