Skip to main content
main-content

Type 2 diabetes

Free registration

Medicine Matters is developed for healthcare professionals as

a premier resource for the latest clinical information in medicine.

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.

Patient case study

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

Elderly woman with medication (symbolic image with model)

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

medwireNews top story

Trial results support gastric bypass as ‘procedure of choice’ for diabetes remission

Gastric bypass surgery (used with permission)

People with obesity and type 2 diabetes who undergo gastric bypass surgery have higher rates of diabetes remission after 1 year than those undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, indicate findings from the Oseberg trial.

Expert opinion editorial

The family and diabetes care: A multifaceted relationship

Mother helps son check blood sugar

Sanjay Kalra discusses the World Diabetes Day theme, and evaluates the concerns and opportunities presented by “The Family and Diabetes”.

medwireNews top story

Further support for early combination therapy in type 2 diabetes

VERIFY trial results

Adding the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin to first-line metformin therapy may delay the need for exogenous insulin among people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

medwireNews top story

Fasting C-peptide indicates hypoglycemia risk at basal insulin initiation

Blood test

Fasting C-peptide levels can “provide valuable information” to guide the approach to titrating basal insulin in new users with type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

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

medwireNews top story

Type 2 diabetes sex disparities persist into very old age

Carer chatting with elderly patient (symbolic image with models)

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.

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].

Get more on:  Diet and nutritional management

medwireNews top story

Metabolic surgery may improve cardiovascular prognosis in type 2 diabetes

Obesity surgery

People with type 2 diabetes and obesity who undergo metabolic surgery have a significantly lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events than those who do not receive surgery, observational study data show.

medwireNews top story

Meta-analysis demonstrates cardioprotective effect of GLP-1 receptor agonists

Heart and stethoscope

Treatment with glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists reduces the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events among people with type 2 diabetes, indicate findings from a large meta-analysis.

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.

Get more on: Diet, and nutritional management | Type 2 diabetes

medwireNews top story

Bariatric surgery linked to late adverse events

Gastric bypass surgery (used with permission)

People who undergo bariatric surgery have a lower long-term risk for mortality, but a higher risk for adverse events such as gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, compared with those who do not undergo surgery, researchers report.

Expert opinion editorial

Cardiorenal syndromes and SGLT2 inhibitor usage

Cardiorenal syndromes and SGLT2 inhibitor usage

Sanjay Kalra explores the intrinsic link between the cardiovascular and renal systems, focusing on whether the SGLT2 inhibitor class has a role to play in diabetic patients with cardiorenal comorbidity [read more].

Get more on: SGLT2 inhibitors | Nephropathy | Cardiovascular disease 

medwireNews top story

Support for metformin cardioprotective effect

Heartbeat

Findings from the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial suggest that metformin treatment reduces cardiovascular and all-cause mortality but not nonfatal cardiovascular disease events, but a meta-analysis points to wider benefits.

medwireNews top story

Real-world data reassure on severe UTI risk with SGLT2 inhibition

Urine test strip

The risk for severe urinary tract infections among people with type 2 diabetes in the real-world setting may be no greater with use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors than with other modern antidiabetes medications, research suggests.

medwireNews feature

Adaptive and flexible: Closed-loop technology for all

Roman Hovorka

medwireNews talks to one of the pioneers of closed-loop insulin delivery, Roman Hovorka, about his algorithm, his research so far, and his plans for commercialization.

medwireNews top story

Diabetes-associated heart failure risk greatest in women

Heart and stethoscope

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.

medwireNews top story

CGM measures have variable correlation with HbA1c

HbA1c

Glycated hemoglobin levels correlate strongly with continuous glucose monitoring-measured average blood glucose and hyperglycemia, but poorly with hypoglycemia, say researchers.

medwireNews top story

Holistic approach can shorten diabetes inpatient stays

Dice

A nurse-delivered care program based on a whole-systems approach can lead to shorter hospital stays for patients with diabetes, UK researchers report.

11-06-2019 | Older adults | Case study | Article

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

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

10-29-2019 | Diabetes prevention | Editorial | Article

The family and diabetes care: A multifaceted relationship

Before attention turns to World Diabetes Day 2019, Sanjay Kalra revisits 2018’s theme to evaluate the concerns and opportunities presented by “The Family and Diabetes”.

10-01-2019 | Diet | Case study | Article

A physician’s introduction to therapeutic fasting

When a patient asks about intermittent fasting, what information would be helpful for the physician?

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.

Diagnosis and management of prediabetes: a consensus of GCC countries

Guidance based on outcomes of an advisory board of diabetes experts, for healthcare professionals addressing the diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes.

This interactive roadmap is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. 

Funding for this roadmap was provided by Merck Serono Middle East FZ-LLC

Access the interactive roadmap

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

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Flash glucose monitoring technology

Downloadable slide sets from key clinical trials in people with diabetes

Image Credits