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Neighborhood walkability may reduce ethnic disparities in diabetes risk

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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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Cardiometabolic burden varies by age, sex, ethnicity at type 2 diabetes diagnosis

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A study shows marked variations in cardiovascular risk burden according to age, sex, and ethnicity at the point of type 2 diabetes diagnosis, with implications for both diabetes prevention and cardiovascular risk management.

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Diagnosis age enhances predictive power of family diabetes history

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The risk associated with a family history of type 2 diabetes is highest for people whose near relatives were diagnosed with the condition at a young age, show registry data.

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Weight gain blunts benefits of quitting smoking in type 2 diabetes

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Gaining weight after stopping smoking attenuates the cardiovascular disease benefits of quitting in people with type 2 diabetes, but does not appear to lessen its positive effect on mortality, shows research.

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Diabetes-associated heart failure risk greatest in women

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Diabetes is a stronger risk factor for heart failure among women compared with men, indicate the results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis.

Patient case study

Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes

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Pharmacological management of comorbid cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes is undergoing a paradigm shift. General practitioner Kevin Fernando puts recommendations from the ADA/EASD into practice in this case study [read more].

Get more on: Cardiovascular disease | SGLT2 inhibitors | GLP-1 receptor agonists

Expert opinion editorial

Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: Double trouble

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a common and potentially serious comorbidity in people with diabetes and obesity. John Wilding highlights what you need to know about the condition [read more].

Get more on: Sleep disorders | Obesity | Type 2 diabetes complications

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Shift work plus unhealthy lifestyle add up to high diabetes risk

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The total diabetes risk associated with the combination of rotating shift work and an unhealthy lifestyle is greater than that of the two added together, shows an analysis of the Nurses’ Health Studies.

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IADPSG gestational diabetes criteria predict later dysglycemia

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Less stringent criteria for gestational diabetes remain predictive of risk for later prediabetes or type 2 diabetes despite identifying a larger number of women, the HAPO FUS investigators report in JAMA.

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Weight gain after smoking cessation could temporarily increase diabetes risk

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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.

10-13-2020 | Metabolic surgery | News

Bariatric surgery cuts pancreatic cancer risk in obese individuals with diabetes

Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced prevalence of pancreatic cancer in obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, suggest findings from a population-based study presented at UEG Week Virtual 2020.

09-24-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Western culture erases protective immigrant effects in type 2 diabetes

New immigrants to a Western country have an initially reduced risk for mortality if they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but this survival advantage is reversed across generations of exposure to the local culture, researchers report.

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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

11-28-2018 | Diabetic cardiomyopathy | Article

Cardiovascular risk reduction over time in patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery: data from a single-center retrospective observational study

Rubio-Almanza M, Cámara-Gómez R, Hervás-Marín D et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 90. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0317-4

11-06-2018 | Risk factors | Article

Bisphenol A exposure and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: A meta-analysis

Hwang S et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 81. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0310-y

09-12-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Article

Comparative risk of genital infections associated with SGLT2 inhibitors: A real‐world retrospective cohort study

Dave CV et al. Diabetes Obes Metab 2018. doi: 10.1111/dom.13531

08-31-2018 | GLP-1 agonists | Review | Article

Cardiovascular effects of different GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with type 2 diabetes

Bahtiyar G, Pujals-Kury J, Sacerdote A. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 92. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1043-z

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

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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