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VERTIS CV secondary analyses indicate ertugliflozin protection against HF

Heart and white pills

Secondary analysis of the VERTIS CV trial supports a significant protective effect of ertugliflozin on risk for heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, despite the overall neutral outcome of the trial.

EASD 2020

EMPEROR-Reduced: Time for a change in the HF guidelines?

Miles Fisher

Miles Fisher comments on the findings from the EMPEROR-Reduced trial, which demonstrated cardioprotective effects of empagliflozin irrespective of diabetes in patients with heart failure, and discusses whether SGLT2 inhibitors should be incorporated into heart failure treatment guidelines (5:08).

EASD 2020

DAPA-CKD trial: Renal benefits of SGLT2 inhibition in people with and without diabetes

Hiddo Heerspink

DAPA-CKD lead investigator Hiddo Heerspink discusses the positive outcomes of dapagliflozin treatment in people with kidney disease both with and without type 2 diabetes (8:13).

EASD 2020

EMPEROR-Reduced: Empagliflozin benefits in HF patients irrespective of diabetes

Milton Packer

Lead investigator Milton Packer compares the EMPEROR-Reduced results with those of the DAPA-HF trial, and talks about how SGLT2 inhibitors will impact the treatment of heart failure (6:27).

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SGLT2 inhibition ‘could overcome diuretic resistance’

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A small randomized crossover trial indicates that treatment with empagliflozin in people with type 2 diabetes and heart failure already using a loop diuretic results in increased urine output without sodium loss.

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Meta-analysis supports mortality reduction with SGLT2 inhibition in HF

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A meta-analysis of the DAPA-HF and EMPEROR-Reduced trials supports use of SGLT2 inhibitors in people with heart failure with or without diabetes, and suggests a positive effect on mortality endpoints.

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EMPEROR-Reduced boosts case for SGLT2 inhibition in HF irrespective of diabetes

Pills and water (symbolic image with model)

The EMPEROR-Reduced investigators have revealed that empagliflozin provides significant protection against cardiovascular death and heart failure in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, with or without diabetes.

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DAPA-CKD shows dapagliflozin benefits regardless of diabetes

Kidneys

The primary findings of the DAPA-CKD trial show that dapagliflozin significantly slows decline in kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease irrespective of whether they have type 2 diabetes.

ADA 2020

First weekly insulin shows equivalence with glargine in type 2 diabetes

Weekly calendar

A novel insulin that can be given as a once-weekly injection has achieved promising results in a randomized phase 2 trial involving people with type 2 diabetes.

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

Mixed diabetes medications

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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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.

10-12-2020 | Metabolic surgery | News

Duodenal mucosal resurfacing offers insulin-free hope for patients with type 2 diabetes

Duodenal mucosal resurfacing combined with glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists could enable some people with type 2 diabetes to discontinue insulin therapy, suggest findings from the pilot INSPIRE study.

10-12-2020 | Ertugliflozin | Highlight | News

VERTIS CV secondary analyses indicate ertugliflozin protection against HF

Secondary analysis of the VERTIS CV trial supports a significant protective effect of ertugliflozin on risk for heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, despite the overall neutral outcome of the trial.

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

12-13-2018 | GLP-1 agonists | Review | Article

GLP-1RAs in type 2 diabetes: Mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular effects and overview of cardiovascular outcome data

Sposito AC et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 157. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0800-2

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

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

11-08-2018 | Cardiovascular disorders | Review | Article

The evolving role of the cardiologist in the management of type 2 diabetes

Chilton RJ et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 144. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1114-1

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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