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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.
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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Soft drinks sugar levy on track

The Government has published details of its levy on sugar in soft drinks first announced in the 2016 Budget. It applies to the producers and importers of soft...Read more

Oral GLP-1 agonist better tolerated?

The incidence of nausea and vomiting in a Phase II trial of the oral GLP-1 receptor agonist TTP273 was ‘negligible’, says manufacturer vTv Therapeutics...Read more

ADA issues statement on diabetic neuropathy

The American Diabetes Association has published a statement on the prevention and management of diabetic neuropathy. The document, supported by over 200...Read more

Inequalities in diabetes outcomes

Glycaemic control among people living in deprived areas of England is improving but possibly at the cost of a higher risk of hypoglycaemia, say analysts from...Read more

Faster fast-acting insulin closer

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval for Novo Nordisk’s faster-acting formulation of...Read more

Festive roll-out for Healthier You

NHS England chose Boxing Day 2016 to announce the expansion of its Healthier You programme to support the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The NHS is making £15...Read more

DPP-4 Inhibitors help protect against diabetic nephropathy

A South Korean study has analysed the effects of DPP-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (TD2DM) to establish its renoprotective...Read more

Featured Articles

West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service: re-commissioning a sustainable model of care
The West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service was established in 2010. The service replaced traditional hospital-based specialist clinics and relocated care in a community setting – GP surgeries and community hospitals.
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Influences of social issues on type 1 diabetes self-management: are we doing enough?
Much of the literature on the causes and management of diabetes focuses on biomedical and lifestyle factors, with little attention given to the role of social issues in diabetes management.
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Non-invasive blood glucose testing: the horizon
Devices for non-invasive glucose monitoring are already in use and many others will reach the market in the next five years. Steve Chaplin here examines recent findings related to the new technologies.
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