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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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Genetic variant alters how well metformin works

New research by the Metformin Genetics Consortium has identified a genetic variant that alters how effective metformin is in people with type 2...Read more

Closed-loop insulin therapy safe and effective for pregnant women

A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows pregnant women with type 1 diabetes achieve better glucose control while using closed-loop...Read more

New procedure could change diabetes care

A new procedure which has the potential to restore metabolic health and change diabetes care has shown promising trial results, according to a paper published...Read more

New online hypo training launched

To help healthcare professionals understand and better identify early warning signs of hypoglycaemia (hypo), the award winning patient forum more

Cost of diabetes drugs nearly £1 billion

A report by NHS Digital Prescribing for Diabetes 2005/6 to 2012/16 reveals 49.7 million prescription items were dispensed for the the treatment and management...Read more

Featured Articles

It’s education, Jim, but not as we know it
The Janet Kinson lecture is given to celebrate what has been achieved in diabetes education. This article expands on some elements of diabetes education in which I have been involved while working at King’s College Hospital, London….
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LEADER and the new ‘cardiovascular’ glucose-lowering agents
Nearly two decades ago the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) refocused type 2 diabetes manage­ment towards cardiovascular as well as microvascular prevention. This was largely based on blood pressure lowering data,1 but also on reduction in myocardial infarction in a subgroup of obese patients randomised…
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The pregnancy journey for women with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative model from contemplation to motherhood
The purpose of this study is to describe and develop a model of the pregnancy journey for women with type 1 diabetes. We undertook a thematic analysis of written interactions (n=200; n=2060 text excerpts) with an online counselling support service from 93 women with type 1…
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