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Ethnic-specific diabetes screening BMI cutoffs proposed

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Researchers studying the MESA cohort have proposed BMI cutoffs at which people from ethnic minorities should be screened for type 2 diabetes, all of which are lower than their proposed cutoff for White people.

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‘Compelling evidence’ of greater diabetes treatment inertia for ethnic minorities

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Doctors are faster to initiate pharmacologic type 2 diabetes treatment in people from ethnic minorities than in White people but are then slower to intensify their treatment when needed, show data from the UK.

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Genetic markers of type 2 diabetes risk in East Asian people uncovered

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A major genetic analysis sheds light on the similarities and differences in type 2 diabetes pathogenesis between people of East Asian and European origin.

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Diabetes medication changes at hospital discharge of older adults often not beneficial

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Older adults with type 2 diabetes often receive diabetes medication adjustments at hospital discharge that may be of little or no benefit, study results suggest.

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Prediabetes not an immediate mortality concern in older adults

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Prediabetes has no effect on the short-term mortality risk of older adults, suggests an analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

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Diabetes treatment in the elderly: A multi-morbid patient case study

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Primary care physician Jay Shubrook shares his recommendations for diabetes management in a 72-year-old, multi-morbid patient.

Get more on: Older adults with type 2 diabetes | Diabetes comorbidities

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Type 2 diabetes sex disparities persist into very old age

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Known sex differences among younger patients with type 2 diabetes persist among those aged 90 years and older, particularly optimal use of cardiovascular preventive therapies which is significantly less likely among women than men, Spanish research shows.

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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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Ellipse trial: Liraglutide expands treatment options for pediatric type 2 diabetes

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The Ellipse investigators report improved glycemic control at the price of early and mostly mild gastrointestinal events in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

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10-20-2020 | Risk factors | News

Genetic data do not back vitamin D link to type 2 diabetes

Genetic analyses indicate that there is no causal association between vitamin D levels and type 2 diabetes, even though the association appears to be strong in observational data.

10-16-2020 | Older adults | News

Metformin use might have neuroprotective effects in older patients with type 2 diabetes

Results from an observational study suggest that the use of metformin in older patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduced decline in both global cognition and executive function, and a decreased risk for dementia.

10-01-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

​​​​​​​CAPTURE reveals CVD in a third of people with type 2 diabetes worldwide

The global CAPTURE study shows that one in three people with type 2 diabetes in 2019 had cardiovascular disease, but few were taking antidiabetes medications with proven cardioprotective ability.

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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

11-15-2018 | Pregnancy | Article

Successful outcomes with insulin degludec in pregnancy: A case series

Hiranput S et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0532-z

10-08-2018 | Complications | Review | Article

Diabetes and HIV

Noubissi EC, Katte JC, Sobngwi E. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 125. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1076-3

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

08-29-2018 | Risk factors | Review | Article

Early-life exposures and risk of diabetes mellitus and obesity

Gingras V, Hivert MF, Oken E. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 89. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1050-0

08-28-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Dietary interventions and type 2 diabetes in youth: A fresh look at the evidence

Perkison WB, Adekanye JA, de Oliveira Otto MC. Curr Nutr Rep 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13668-018-0241-2

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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