Published March 25, 2019
When a patient with Type 2 diabetes is not meeting glucose targets on metformin, some practitioners add a sulfonylurea or switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy. According to research published in The BMJ, adding or switching to this class of medicines may increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia, cardiovascular events and more. Learn more.
Diabetes and Shift Work: Tips for Control
For shift workers with diabetes, blood glucose management is a special priority. Share this diabetes and shift work patient guide and get expert tips for off-peak management. Learn more.
Physician Burnout: When the Pressure of the Job Gets to You
According to 2019 data, diabetes/endocrinologists were among the nation’s most burned-out specialties. Learn the signs and causes of burnout and depression, and discover support tools to reduce the risk. Get the tools.
Researcher Spotlight: Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE
“Our work shows the prevalence of diabetes is increasing and so is the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in individuals with diabetes.” Sylvia Rosas, dir., Latino Kidney Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center discusses her research focus, 2019 goals, activities beyond the research and more. Read more.
Patient resource: Diabetes and Oral Health
For people living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose levels, maintaining a medication regimen, eating well and more are high on the priority list. But what about oral health? Share this patient guide, which offers tips to maintain a healthy and bright smile. Share the guide.
Published February 28, 2019
Effective Communication with Diabetes Patients
According to the International Diabetes Federation, communication is the most important element in diabetes care. Get strategies to effectively interview and communicate with your patients.
Researcher Spotlight: Nestoras Mathioudakis, MD, MHS
Learn about Johns Hopkins Medicine Endocrinologist Nestoras Mathioudakis’ 2019 research goals, technologies to watch and his interests “beyond the research.”
Patient Resource: What is a Normal Blood Sugar Level?
The aim of diabetes treatment is to bring glucose levels as close to normal as possible. This blood sugar chart shows normal blood glucose levels before and after meals and recommended HbA1c levels for people with and without diabetes.
Reducing the Risk of Foot Re-Ulceration in Diabetes
Reoccurrence of foot ulcers in the diabetic population is a common problem. Learn about patient- and caregiver-centered interventions, product recommendations, research in the pipeline and more.
How to Bring the Diabetes Prevention Program to Your Community
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program designed to help people feel better and build the confidence to do things they would have otherwise been unable to do. Learn how to bring the DPP in your community.