Practical Diabetes is a journal for healthcare professionals covering all aspects of diabetes care including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, new insulins and type 2 drugs, guidelines and policy issues and diabetes complications.
In the 2016 Health Readership Survey of Senior Doctors and Consultants in diabetes, Practical Diabetes was the most highly read diabetes journal with 86% of Consultants reading the journal in the last 12 months.

Latest News

Good start for Healthier You

Healthier You, the NHS diabetes prevention programme ( is reaching its target audience and early uptake has been higher than...Read more

Exenatide via osmotic pump promising

A Phase III trial has shown that continuous subcutaneous administration of the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide improves glycaemic control in people with type...Read more

Semaglutide one step closer

The introduction of a sixth GLP-1 receptor agonist has moved closer following a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal...Read more

Remission of type 2 diabetes ‘practical target for primary care’

Intensive weight management in a primary care setting can achieve remission in people with type 2 diabetes, a UK study has shown (Lancet 2017 Dec 4. doi:...Read more

Deprescribing glucose-lowering drugs in older people

Canadian investigators have developed an evidence-based protocol for stopping glucose-lowering medication in older people (Can Fam Physician...Read more

Long term diabetes care criticised

People with type 2 diabetes get a lot of medical attention soon after their diagnosis but over time they come to feel less satisfied, according to a study from...Read more

Featured Articles

The spine in diabetes
Low back pain is one of the leading global causes of disability, and people with diabetes are more likely to have back pain than those without. In this article, Rowan Hillson highlights that hidden among the thousands of patients with diabetes and back pain are some with uncommon but potentially lifechanging conditions.
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Establishing the multidisciplinary Imperial Physical Activity and Diabetes clinic
The fear of hypoglycaemia is a major issue for many people with diabetes undertaking physical activity. In this article the authors detail how they established a multidisciplinary physical activity and diabetes clinic with the aim of empowering, educating and enabling people with diabetes to enjoy sport and exercise.
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Management of atrial fibrillation in diabetes
Diabetes is an important risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and atrial fibrillation (AF) is linked to cardiovascular complications. In this article, the authors describe recent developments in the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of thromboembolic complications in individuals with AF and diabetes.
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