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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>1 BMI unit weight gain increases diabetes risk by 50%

Long term weight gain greatly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, an observational study from Sweden suggests. The study followed 33,184 people aged 30 -...Read more

NICE quality standard for multimorbidity

NICE is consulting on a new quality standard to support its guideline on the management of adults with at least two long-term health conditions. At least one...Read more

Novo – Oxford research initiative for T2D

Novo Nordisk has announced a research initiative based at the University of Oxford to develop innovative early stage approaches to the treatment of type 2...Read more

Continuous glucose monitoring improves control, trials show

Two large trials conducted on either side of the Atlantic have shown that continuous glucose monitoring delivers a lower HbA1C than conventional management in...Read more

Exercise management in type 1 diabetes

Regular exercise can help people with type 1 diabetes achieve their metabolic targets but they are ‘at least as inactive’ as everyone else and many do not...Read more

State of Child Health: glycaemic control better but inequality persists

Almost a quarter of children in England had HbA1C levels below the NICE target of 58 mmol/mol in 2014/15 – up from 18% in 2013/14, according to the State of...Read more

‘Irregular eating patterns appear less favourable for achieving a healthy cardiometabolic profile’

The American Heart Association has published a statement reviewing the evidence linking eating patterns with markers of cardiovascular health. Drawn from...Read more

Featured Articles

Fractures and diabetes
Fractures are more likely among people with diabetes than in non-diabetic individuals. General and bony metabolic factors, increased risk of falling, complications, infection, and diabetes medication with or without hypoglycaemia all contribute to the increased fracture risk.
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The feasibility of a physical activity intervention for adults within routine diabetes care: a process evaluation
Physical activity is an important factor in diabetes management but is rarely implemented within routine diabetes care. The purpose of this process evaluation was to explore the feasibility of a 12-month pilot physical activity consultation intervention delivered for adults within routine diabetes care.
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Primary care diabetes prescribing rates: latest analysis shows continued rise in volume and cost
The latest report on primary care prescribing for diabetes in England from NHS Digital (formerly from the Health and Social Care Information Centre) shows continued growth in prescribing volume and cost at a rate well in excess of that for all other medicines.
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