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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.
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Liraglutide reduces risk of cardiovascular events

Liraglutide (Victoza) significantly reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at the...Read more

Automated glucagon delivery reduces hypoglycaemia

Delivering small doses of glucagon through an automated continuous glucose monitoring system can substantially reduce hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1...Read more

Positive results for faster-acting insulin aspart

Faster-acting insulin aspart gives a significant reduction in HbA1c and post-prandial glucose in people with type 1 diabetes compared to insulin aspart...Read more

235,000 people diagnosed with diabetes last year

235,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the last year, according to Diabetes UK.The announcement marks the beginning of Diabetes Week (12-18 June...Read more

NICE recommends treatments for type 2 diabetes

In final guidance the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin as monotherapies for...Read more

Featured Articles

Preventing foot complications in diabetes: the St Vincent Declaration 26 years on
In October 1989, a group of patient representatives, governmental repre­sentatives and diabetes experts met in St Vincent, Italy, to discuss the growing problem of diabetes across Europe. The meeting, organised under the auspices of the World Health Organization…
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Slipping up on the sliding scale: fluid and electrolyte management in variable rate intravenous insulin infusions
This study aimed to analyse variations in intravenous fluid therapy and electrolyte management with variable rate intravenous insulin infusions (VRIIIs); and to quantify serum electrolyte changes pre- versus post-VRIII and variations therein depending…
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The impact of pre-diabetes diagnosis on behaviour change: an integrative literature review
Type 2 diabetes is a growing global problem that not only affects individuals but also has an impact upon the economic health of countries. The number of people developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to by 80%…
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