Clinical Care


IDF Clinical Practice Recommendation on the Diabetic Foot: a guide for health professionals

The IDF, represented by the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee, a group of diabetes experts dedicated to the care of people with diabetes and especially the prevention and treatment of the diabetic foot (DF), has produced a new guide entitled Clinical Practice Recommendation on the Diabetic Foot.

Diabetes Distress:a real and normal part of diabetes

Living successfully with type 1 or type 2 diabetes requires the very large task of managing a serious chronic condition.  The tasks associated with diabetes can be complex and demanding and most people in their life journey with diabetes report great frustration with the burden of the disease.

#WeAreNotWaiting: type 1 diabetes community leads innovation for optimal freedom

Type 1 diabetes is a relentless 24-7 condition to manage. With access to better technology and high volumes of data many people with diabetes are becoming data rich. However, access to device data and analyses are restricted by the diabetes device providers and the wider healthcare industry.

Diabetes in the young, school performance and KiDS

School is a vital part of life for children, who spend up to a third of their time in varying educational institutions from the age of 4 to 5 years through to young adulthood.

TB and diabetes: risks, management and improving outcomes

This World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, March 24 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for renewed commitments and action in the global fight against TB – one of the world’s top infectious killers. While effective diagnosis and treatment of TB saved an estimated 43 million lives between 2000 and 2014, TB remains one of the world’s biggest threats, with 1.5 million people killed by the disease every year.

Hypoglycaemia, a global cause for concern

Hypoglycaemia in diabetes is often considered to be relevant only to those with type 1 diabetes T1D. Evidence has long been available that hypoglycaemia occurs in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) using sulphonylureas.

Diabetic Foot Disease: When the alarm to action is missing

Did you know that every 20 seconds an amputation caused by diabetes occurs somewhere in the world? Paradoxically 85 percent of all amputations caused by diabetes are preventable. If amputation is almost always preventable then this is good news for people at greatest risk for diabetic foot disease. Sadly, amputations are still occurring at too great a rate in high, low- and middle-income countries.

For Jeffrey, diabetes education has made all the difference

It was 32ºC in the Capital city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on the day I met Jeffrey, who at 28 had lived with diabetes for 14 years. It was so hot at the Plaza de la Salud General Hospital that volunteers were giving bottles of water to visitors at the front entrance. Jeffrey and I had never met when he appeared in my office and I did not know why he had come for a consultation. He was wet with sweat from the heat outside and I noticed he was not wearing shoes.

Monitorización continua de glucosa (MCG) en entornos de recursos limitados

La monitorización continua de glucosa (MCG) es una tecnología relativamente nueva que tiene el potencial de ayudar a las personas que viven con diabetes tipo 1 o tipo 2 y son tratadas con insulina a lograr el objetivo de control óptimo de la glucemia.

Surveillance continue de la glycémie (SCG) dans des environnements limités en ressources

La surveillance continue de la glycémie (SCG) est une technologie relativement nouvelle qui pourrait aider les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 1 ou de type 2 sous insuline à atteindre l'objectif d'un contrôle optimal de leur glycémie.