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.

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Tight glycaemic control reduces some complications in type 2 diabetes

Intensive glycaemic control reduces the incidence of long term complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis of major randomised...Read more

Insulin lispro biosimilar recommended for licensing

The European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing authorisation for Sanofi’s insulin lispro...Read more

Bolus calculator reduces hypoglycaemia fear

Evidence is growing that a bolus calculators can improve glycaemic control in people with type 1 diabetes using multiple injections. One 12-month Danish study...Read more

Diabetes’ services require multidisciplinary approach

Commissioning effective services for diabetes can be complicated and requires a multidisciplinary approach, say NHS clinical commissioning groups. NHS...Read more

Longer weight loss programme superior

A one-year weight loss programme is more expensive than a 3-month alternative but is more cost effective in the long term, say UK researchers (Lancet 2017;...Read more

Global cost of diabetes

In 2015, the global economic cost of diabetes in adults was $1.31 trillion, of which direct costs accounted for about one third (Lancet 2017; DOI:...Read more

Insulin pumps in T1D and T2D

Adding insulin pump therapy to structured training does not improve glycaemic control or psychosocial outcomes in adults with type 1 diabetes compared with...Read more

Featured Articles

Motivations for physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes 
Around two-thirds of 5–18 year olds fail to meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Children with type 1 diabetes tend to be less active and more sedentary than non-diabetic peers. Research into motivations for PA in this population is lacking. We aimed to investigate motivating factors for PA in youth with type 1 diabetes to inform the practice of health care professionals promoting PA.
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Novel therapies in type 2 diabetes: insulin resistance
Insulin resistance plays an important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In this article, Abd Tahrani briefly reviews the future treatments of insulin resistance that are in the pipeline, and also briefly reviews the role of bariatric surgery and sleep-related disorders in the treatment of insulin resistance.
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Effect of dehydration on blood tests
In this third article in our ‘Test tips’ series, Dr Muhammad Masood Ashraf and Dr Rustam Rea examine the effects of dehydration on all essential diabetes blood tests, and provide guidance on key practical points to consider.
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