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Type 2 diabetes: Lifestyle interventions

EASD 2020 news

Intermittent very-low-calorie diet could be easier to stomach for people with diabetes

Man checking body fat (symbolic image with model)

The pilot MIDDAS study suggests that a 2-day per week very-low-calorie diet could be a viable alternative to a continuous diet for people with type 2 diabetes who struggle with this approach.

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‘Nearly identical’ metabolic benefits with surgery vs diet in people with type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery

Among people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, substantial weight loss is associated with similar metabolic benefits irrespective of whether it is achieved through gastric bypass surgery or diet, suggests research published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Key danger times identified for US Diabetes Prevention Program dropout

Fallen stick figure in a race reaching for help

Focusing efforts on convincing people to return after the first session of the US National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program, and after the transition to less frequent sessions, may help to optimize program retention, say researchers.

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Neighborhood walkability may reduce ethnic disparities in diabetes risk

Women with headscarfs sitting in Barcelona city

The increased risk for prediabetes among ethnic minorities compared with White people is less pronounced in neighborhoods with high walkability, shows a Canadian study.

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Exercise better than diet to combat early heart changes in type 2 diabetes

Older couple exercising in the park

The results of a small randomized trial suggest exercise is more helpful than diet for combating early cardiac dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes, although both may be beneficial.

Online coaching helps with weight loss maintenance

Electronic health records

People who are trying to maintain weight loss with the help of electronic health records-based tracking tools do significantly better if they are given access to an online coach, shows a randomized trial.

Case study

A physician’s introduction to therapeutic fasting

Intermittent fasting

Is this increasingly popular weight management tactic an option for your patients with type 2 diabetes? Primary care physician Jay Shubrook and Jamie Katuna explain in this illustrative case study [read more].

Get more on: Lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes | Diet and nutritional management

Expert opinion editorial

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

Nutrition therapy for diabetes: A marathon, not a sprint

What's new in the 2019 update to the ADA guidelines on nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes? Diabetes Educator Amy Hess Fischl explains [read more].

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Ask the expert video

Which diets can I safely recommend to patients with type 2 diabetes?

Liz Morris and Pam Dyson

WATCH | Research Dietitian Pam Dyson and General Practitioner Liz Morris discuss evidence-based dietary recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes.

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Behavioral intervention has durable physical activity effect in type 2 diabetes

Exercise

A behavioral intervention has lasting effects on physical activity levels, fitness, and vascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes, show the 3-year results of the randomized Italian Diabetes and Exercise Study 2.

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10-09-2020 | Diet | News

Pancreatic morphology normalizes with sustained type 2 diabetes remission

Sustained remission of type 2 diabetes in DiRECT was accompanied by normalization of pancreatic morphology, say the researchers.

09-25-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Intermittent very-low-calorie diet could be easier to stomach for people with diabetes

The pilot MIDDAS study suggests that a 2-day per week very-low-calorie diet could be a viable alternative to a continuous diet for people with type 2 diabetes who struggle with this approach.

09-09-2020 | Diet | News

Weight loss strongest predictor of remission in DiRECT

The strongest predictor of type 2 diabetes remission is weight loss, with other variables only modestly associated with outcome and insufficient to identify people unsuitable for attempting this goal, shows a post-hoc analysis of DiRECT data.

Journal articles and book chapters

09-05-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Nutrition and diabetes in South Asia

Gopalan HS, Misra A, Jayawardena R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72: 1267–1273. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0219-6

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

08-18-2018 | Bone health | Review | Article

Lifestyle management of diabetes: implications for the bone-vascular axis

Pieralice S et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 84. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1060-y

08-16-2018 | Gestational diabetes | Review | Article

Prediction and prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of GDM

Tobias DK. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 78. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1063-8

08-08-2018 | Diabetes prevention | Review | Article

Practical tips for implementing the Diabetes Prevention Program in clinical practice

Jasik CB et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 70. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1034-0

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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