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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SGLT2 inhibitors halve mortality vs other agents

Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin reduce all cause mortality by 51%, an analysis of records for 300,000 patients with type 2 diabetes...Read more

Dose-dependent risk of diabetes with statins

The risk of developing diabetes while taking a statin increases with dose – at least, in older women (Drugs Aging 2017;34:203-209). The Australian...Read more

Diabetes prescribing up again in primary care

In 2016, prescribing volume for diabetes by GPs in England increased by 5% over 2015, with 51.5 million items for medicines and other products to treat...Read more

Virtual glucose monitoring cuts inpatient hypoglycaemia

Automated surveillance of electronic records can cut the prevalence of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia in inpatients with diabetes by over one-third, say US...Read more

Test strips harder to get on NHS

One in four people with diabetes are now having difficulty getting enough test strips from the NHS, according to a new report from Diabetes UK...Read more

Long term outcomes after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is better than intensive medical therapy at improving glycaemic control and it reduces microvascular complications compared with usual care,...Read more

Dentists could screen for diabetes

Periodontal disease is a marker of diabetes and pre-diabetes, say researchers from the Netherlands. They compared glycaemic control in patients with...Read more

Featured Articles

Diabetes in remission
If we are ill we want to be cured. We want our illness to vanish completely and never return. Is this possible with diabetes? Patients and the media seem to think so. I am not so sure. For optimal understanding of ‘diabetes in remission’ we need more long-term studies of both glycaemia and diabetes complications.
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Empowerment-based education for type 2 diabetes
People with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes are offered structured education, but there are few programmes for those with established diabetes. The empowerment-based education approach from the United States has been advocated as one approach that supports selfmanagement, but is not used in England. This study assessed empowerment-based diabetes education for patients with established type 2 diabetes.
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Early postpartum glycaemic assessment in patients with gestational diabetes
Uptake of postpartum glycaemic assessment in women with gestational diabetes has been shown to be low, with six weeks postpartum testing inconvenient for new mothers. As pregnancy-related insulin resistance returns to pre-pregnancy levels after placental delivery, we hypothesised that early postpartum fasting blood glucose testing would increase uptake of postpartum glycaemic assessment.
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