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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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Medication ‘way to avoid lifestyle change’

People with diabetes admit they are reluctant to alter their lifestyle to improve glycaemic control and say medication is a way of avoiding change, according...Read more

Metformin OK’d for moderate renal impairment

The EU is set to approve the use of metformin in patients with moderately impaired kidney function (glomerular filtration rate 30–59 ml/min). The move is...Read more

Do DPP4 inhibitors protect against nephropathy?

Saxagliptin may have a protective effect against kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, an analysis of the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial suggests. The study...Read more

Diabetes ‘prescribing hotspots’ identified

Seven of the ten areas in England with highest rates of prescribing of glucose-lowering drugs are in the East Midlands or London, according to an analysis of...Read more

Boyhood obesity will increase in deprived areas

By 2020, 43 per cent of boys in the most deprived families in the UK will be obese, according to the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), but obesity and overweight...Read more

All SGLT2 inhibitors to be recommended for triple therapy

NICE is finally bringing its guidance on dapagliflozin in line with the other SGLT2 inhibitors, empagliflozin and canagliflozin. The two newer agents were...Read more

Novel combinations for type 2 diabetes

Clinical trials have demonstrated that novel combinations of GLP-1 agonists with other glucose-lowering therapies are superior to their component drugs. Three...Read more

Featured Articles

West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service: re-commissioning a sustainable model of care
The West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service was established in 2010. The service replaced traditional hospital-based specialist clinics and relocated care in a community setting – GP surgeries and community hospitals.
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Influences of social issues on type 1 diabetes self-management: are we doing enough?
Much of the literature on the causes and management of diabetes focuses on biomedical and lifestyle factors, with little attention given to the role of social issues in diabetes management.
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Non-invasive blood glucose testing: the horizon
Devices for non-invasive glucose monitoring are already in use and many others will reach the market in the next five years. Steve Chaplin here examines recent findings related to the new technologies.
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