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Type 2 Diabetes

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This educational resource contains a range of content developed for healthcare professionals based in Europe who are involved in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this section you will find:

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Knowledge Centre:
Provides prevalence statistics, treatment options, current diagnostic criteria from WHO and ADA and a section containing the latest guidelines.

Therapy Focus:
Compiles material on emerging insulin/incretin treatment combinations arranged across five informative sections.

'Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin' CME:
EACCME-accredited CME activity consisting of three modules and worth 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).

Type 1 Childhood Diabetes CME

,Childhood Diabetes CME

In this EACCME-accredited online CME activity Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes, healthcare professionals will learn how to assess the psychosocial well-being of young patients with type 1 diabetes. 

Upon successful completion of this activity, healthcare professionals (such as endocrinologists, paediatricians, paediatric endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, specialist nurses, primary care physicians) will be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC) and should be able to:

  • Describe the psychosocial factors that can affect metabolic control
  • Discuss the rationale and clinical guideline recommendations for psychosocial screening in childhood diabetes
  • Explain the importance of family interactions and dynamics in diabetes management
  • Assess the different behavioural and psychological interventions for optimising diabetes management in children and adolescents

Obesity CME series

,Obesity series

This EACCME-accredited obesity CME series contains three CME modules, which are ideal for healthcare professionals looking to improve their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness.

Module 1 – Understanding Obesity
Learn more about obesity as a serious and complex medical illness including comorbidities and complications, the complex factors that influence its development and the cornerstones of an effective weight-management strategy.

Module 2 – Considerations for Individualising Pharmacotherapy
Learn about the complexities of obesity, appropriate use of pharmacotherapy for weight management and how to individualise patient care.

Module 3 – Rationale for Lifelong Behaviour Change
Explore the factors affecting maintenance of weight loss, the importance of implementing permanent behaviour changes to prevent weight regain and the components of a successful long-term weight-management strategy.

Upon successful completion of these modules, participants will receive a combined total of five European CME credits (ECMECs).

Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network CDI

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The Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network – Clostridium difficile infections (AIKN-CDI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, shares the expertise and experience of thought leaders in the area of anti-infectives.

Recent content updates include:

  • Data presentations from the 35th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), held in Brussels, Belgium 17–20 March 2015
  • Data from the largest ever European clinician consensus report on Clostridium difficile infection
  • Updates from the European Commission following the event hosted by CDI Europe and the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) on healthcare-associated infections and Clostridium difficile infection

Also available – interactive annotated treatment guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection.

Please remember to return often to read updated news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest anti-infectives congresses.

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Latest News

Blog

Diabetes care is a hot topic in medicine since it touches so many primary care settings; from maternity to foot care, Diabetes has multiple other pathologies. When does Diabetes care necessitate the role of a specialist? How can diabetologists ensure they work innovatively and make the patient's healthcare journey as seamless as possible? Dr. Partha Kar dives in, asking how healthcare professionals can make positive change to patients with Diabetes in Britain's NHS.

Medical Videos

Ann T. Sweeney, MD, discusses the efficacy of team-managed insulin initiation compared with a standard approach in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Ann T. Sweeney, MD, discusses the efficacy of team-managed insulin initiation compared with a standard approach in patients with type 2 diabetes.
An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
The Cause of Obesity
The Cause of Obesity
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
From the Monster's Mouth - A BMJ Investigation into the effects of Type 2 Diabetes Treatments on the Pancreas
From the Monster's Mouth - A BMJ Investigation into the effects of Type 2 Diabetes Treatments on the Pancreas
Diuretics, b-blockers, and statins in increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes
Diuretics, b-blockers, and statins in increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic Macular Edema
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes - Professor Edwin Gale discusses achievements in diabetes research and the theory around category error.
Type 2 Diabetes - Professor Edwin Gale discusses achievements in diabetes research and the theory around category error.

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Diabetes and Endocrinology

The impact of glucose load in OGTT on urinary albumin excretion varies with 2 hour glucose levels

Wed 11 Feb 2015 -  The impact of glucose load in OGTT on urinary albumin excretion varies with 2 hour glucose levels

Background: To investigate whether oral glucose load induces an increase of urinary albumin excretion. Methods: 130 subjects without macroalbuminuria or increased fasting serum glucose ...

New-onset diabetes after liver transplantation and its impact on complications and patient survival

Wed 11 Feb 2015 -  New-onset diabetes after liver transplantation and its impact on complications and patient survival

Background and aims:To investigate the incidence and risk factors of new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) in liver transplant recipients and the influence of NODAT on complications and ...

Clinical Guidelines

Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures

Mar 2015

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the..

... management of osteoporosis and prevention of fractures. It addresses risk factors for fracture, commonly-used tools for assessment of fracture risk, approaches to targeting therapy, pharmacological, and non-pharmacological treatments to reduce fracture risk, treatment of painful vertebral fractures and systems of care. The assessment and prevention of falls is excluded as it was covered by a national resource published by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland in 2010, which aimed to prevent fractures in older people by raising the profile of falls,1and also a clinical guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 2013.2 The guideline also excludes issues surrounding the surgical management of fractures and postoperative care of patients with fractures.

This guideline will be of interest to rheumatologists, endocrinologists, general practitioners (GPs), physicians involved in care of the elderly, orthopaedic surgeons, gynaecologists, specialist nurses involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis and pharmacists.

Guidelines on Male Hypogonadism

Mar 2015

Androgens play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive and sexual..

... functions. Low levels of circulating androgens can cause disturbances in male sexual development, resulting in congenital abnormalities of the male reproductive tract. Later in life, this may cause reduced fertility, sexual dysfunction, decreased muscle formation and bone mineralisation, disturbances of fat metabolism, and cognitive dysfunction. Testosterone levels decrease as a process of ageing: signs and symptoms caused by this decline can be considered a normal part of ageing. However, low testosterone levels are also associated with several chronic diseases, and symptomatic patients may benefit from testosterone treatment. This document presents the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism. This guideline aims to provide practical recommendations on how to deal with primary low testosterone and ageing-related decline in testosterone in male patients, as well as the treatment of testosterone disruption and deficiencies caused by other illnesses.

Online CME

Considerations for Individualising Pharmacotherapy

Learn about the complexities of obesity, appropriate use of pharmacotherapy for weight management and how to individualise patient care. EACCME accredited.

Understanding Obesity

Learn more about obesity as a serious and complex medical illness including comorbidities and complications, the complex factors that influence its development and the cornerstones of an effective weight-management strategy....

Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes

In this EACCME-accredited online CME activity healthcare professionals will learn how to assess the psychosocial well-being of young patients with type 1 diabetes.

Clinical Trials

A Clinical Trial Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec/Liraglutide (IDegLira) in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Using Two Different Titration Algorithms (DUAL™ VI)

Wed 19 Nov 2014

This trial is conducted in Europe, North America and the United States of America. The aim of this trial is to compare two different titration algorithms of insulin ...

Effect of Soft Fruit on Postprandial Blood Glucose

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Dietary strategies for alleviating health complications associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are being pursued as alternatives to pharmaceutical interventions. Berries such as blackcurrants that ...

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