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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Rising number of children with type 2 diabetes is a “time bomb”

The number of children and teenagers in England and Wales treated for type 2 diabetes has increased by 14% in one year, according to new data from the Royal...Read more

Pioneering immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes is safe

A pioneering immunomodulatory therapy to slow down type 1 diabetes has been shown to have acceptable safety and tolerability in patients, according to data...Read more

National screening cuts rates of diabetic retinopathy

The number of people in Wales with diabetes suffering sight and severe sight impairment almost halved between 2007 and 2015, according to new research...Read more

Poor glycaemic control increases mortality in patients beginning dialysis

Poor glycaemic control is associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are transitioning to dialysis, a US...Read more

Unemployment increases diabetes risk in men

Unemployment may more than double the risk of type 2 diabetes among men, an epidemiological study from Finland suggests (Prim Care Diabetes 2017 Apr 26. doi:...Read more

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

Featured Articles

‘Type 3’ diabetes: a brain insulin-resistant state linked to dementia 
Identifying novel sub-type variants of diabetes has always provided a measure of academic interest. Having established the classification of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it was perhaps inevitable that a further category of type 3 diabetes would emerge. In this article, Ken Shaw discusses the intriguing proposal that the term type 3 diabetes could be appropriately applied to an association between a state of brain insulin resistance and dementia.
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Severe insulin resistance: pathologies
In parallel with the increasing prevalence of obesity, rates of insulin resistance and its associated complications have increased; however, insulin resistance is not only a disease of the overweight and obese. This review discusses the differing pathologies mediating insulin resistance that may be seen in clinical practice, and outlines the phenotypic characteristics that may allow their differentiation.
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Diagnosis and management of diabetes in older people
Older people with diabetes have more than double the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to their non-diabetic peers, and the risk of diabetes-related major lower limb amputation is twice as high in those over 75 years compared with the 40–64 age group. In this article, Anne Kilvert and Charles Fox discuss the ways in which treatment targets for glycaemic control, blood pressure and cholesterol should be individualised in the care of older people.
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