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DECLARE-TIMI 58 supports CV benefits of SGLT2 inhibitor class

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The results of the DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial show a broadly positive effect of dapagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, especially heart failure, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes, polyvascular disease combine to increase cardiovascular risk

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Type 2 diabetes and polyvascular disease are additive risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a secondary analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial suggests.

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Improved oral health could help glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

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A year of intensive periodontal treatment is associated with a significant reduction in glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate-to-severe periodontitis, UK researchers report.

Expert opinion editorial

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

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Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress [read more].

Get more on: Diabetes distress | Psychosocial care | Lifestyle interventions | Expert opinion

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Marked reduction in vascular events in diabetes patients after bariatric surgery

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An observational study published in JAMA demonstrates a substantial reduction in the risk for hard cardiovascular endpoints in obese patients with type 2 diabetes who have undergone bariatric surgery.

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Mixed results from the diabetes prevention PREVIEW project

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The PREVIEW project investigators have reported broadly positive results, but tempered by issues such as a high dropout rate.

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ADA/EASD consensus report on managing hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes published

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The final version of the 2018 update to the consensus guidelines on managing hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes is now published.

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Promising phase II data for dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist

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A compound that stimulates the receptors for both glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 has dose-dependent effects on glucose levels and bodyweight in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Lixisenatide may lessen albuminuria progression in type 2 diabetes

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Macroalbuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes and a recent acute coronary event who are treated with lixisenatide may experience a reduction in their urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio, suggests an exploratory post-hoc analysis of the ELIXA trial.

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Albiglutide reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

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Results of the Harmony Outcomes trial indicate that adding the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist albiglutide to standard care may reduce cardiovascular risk among patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease.

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LeucoPatch improves healing of difficult diabetic foot ulcers

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Weekly application of an autologous immune cell, fibrin, and platelet patch significantly increases the rate of healing of hard-to-heal foot ulcers compared with standard care in people with diabetes, randomized trial data show.

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Four steps I take when starting patients on insulin

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Editorial Board member Jay Shubrook succinctly delivers his strategies for initiating insulin therapy for the first time in patients with type 2 diabetes [read more].

Get more on: Insulin | Type 2 diabetes | Psychosocial care

Journal article

Impact of glucose measuring systems and sample type on diagnosis rates of diabetes mellitus

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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

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Targeting pathophysiology from outset may slow progression to type 2 diabetes

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Upfront treatment with medications that target the underlying pathophysiology of prediabetes may slow patients’ progression to type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

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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.

Case study

Acute illness while on a SGLT2 inhibitor and ketogenic diet

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Advisory Board member Theresa Smyth tackles an emergency case involving a type 2 diabetes patient on a new diet and treated with empagliflozin. What went wrong and how should he be managed? [Read more].

Get more on: SGLT2 inhibitors | Diet and nutritional management | Case studies

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Poor availability, affordability compromise global diabetes medication use

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Diabetes medications are frequently unavailable and unaffordable, particularly in lower-income countries, shows an analysis of the PURE study.

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Neutral cardiovascular safety for lorcaserin in CAMELLIA-TIMI 61

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The weight-loss medication lorcaserin neither increases nor reduces cardiovascular risk, report the CAMELLIA–TIMI 61 investigators.

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Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

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Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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ASCEND results question the use of aspirin, omega-3 supplements in diabetes patients

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Findings from a phase IV trial suggest that aspirin use may reduce the risk for primary vascular events but at the cost of increased major bleeding risk in patients with diabetes, while omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not have a cardioprotective effect.

11-10-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | At a glance | Article

Round-up of the SGLT2 inhibitor CV outcome trials

With DECLARE-TIMI 58 now published, medwireNews rounds up the SGLT2 inhibitor cardiovascular outcome trials so far.

10-24-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

09-30-2018 | UKPDS | At a glance | Article

What we learned from the UKPDS

The UKPDS has so far generated an astonishing 93 original research papers. medwireNews​​​​​​​ rounds them up.

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

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

11-10-2018 | Retinopathy | Article

Diabetic retinopathy grade as a predictive marker of severity of cardiovascular disease and mortality: DIVERSE Study Group

Shah K et al. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13410-018-0699-x

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

11-06-2018 | Diabetes self-management | Article

Exploring how patients understand and assess their diabetes control

Gopalan A et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0309-4

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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