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

Novel approach for diabetic kidney disease

A new class of anti-inflammatory drugs could offer a promising treatment for diabetic kidney disease (DKD) if the results of a Phase II trial are supported in...Read more

UK diabetes prevalence doubles in 20 years

The number of people in the UK known to have diabetes has now reached 3.7 million, with a further one million cases suspected but undiagnosed and 12.3 million...Read more

Good start for Healthier You

Healthier You, the NHS diabetes prevention programme (https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk) 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

Featured Articles

Dizziness in diabetes
Dizziness and vertigo are common and their effect on patients varies from a minor nuisance to serious disability. In this article, Rowan Hillson highlights that people with diabetes have many reasons for these symptoms and it is vital that the clinician finds the cause and treats it.
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Life after Lucozade
As a result of the UK’s new ‘sugar tax’ many soft drinks companies, including Lucozade, are reducing the sugar content of their products. Sarah Alicea and Ruth Poole here examine the implications for the management of patients with diabetes, and provide practical advice on ways in which to address the key issues involved.
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Successful management of diabetic ketoacidosis: an innovative protocol
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe and, potentially, life-threatening complication of diabetes. In this article, the authors detail their findings on how additional safety features should inform future DKA guidelines to help avoid cases of both hypoglycaemia and hypokalaemia.
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