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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Weekly GLP-1 agonists compete on weight and glucose control

Novo Nordisk’s forthcoming GLP-1 agonist semaglutide delivers superior control of blood glucose and weight compared with Lilly’s dulaglutide, the company...Read more

Outlook worse if DKA present at diabetes diagnosis

Children and young people who have diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) when their type 1 diabetes is diagnosed have worse long-term glycaemic control than others, say...Read more

Hypoglycaemia reduction with Tresiba reduces death risk

People with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular disease and who experience severe hypoglycaemia are at greater risk of death, as demonstrated in...Read more

CGMS improves birth outcomes in type 1

A new RCT trial showed that for women with type 1 diabetes, monitoring blood sugar levels continuously during pregnancy via an implanted device improves birth...Read more

CV safety of PCSK9 inhibitor in diabetes proven

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Government pledges £5 million for new obesity unit

The Government is investing £5 million in a new unit dedicated to investigating the causes of childhood obesity...Read more

Featured Articles

Lower limb oedema in diabetes 
People with diabetes can get oedema virtually anywhere – legs, abdomen, lungs, maculae and may have multiple reasons for oedema. In this article, Rowan Hillson discusses the diagnosis and management of lower limb oedema in patients with diabetes.
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Diabetes distress and fear of hypoglycaemia: what are the psychological benefits of insulin pump therapy?
Living with type 1 diabetes imposes a considerable burden on the individual to continuously self-manage their condition. In this article the authors assess the results on their ongoing audit, which evaluated the psychological outcomes of insulin pump therapy over a three-year period.
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Type 1 diabetes and an insulin pump: an iterative review of qualitative literature
Psychosocial factors are an important factor in the holistic management of people with diabetes. However, there is limited literature available that describes the psychosocial impact of insulin pump therapy on people living with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In this article, the authors examine literature on the pump’s impact on diabetes self-management, altered self-identity, perceptions by others and the emotional toll.
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