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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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

Regenerating pancreatic cells

Two lines of research into strategies for regenerating pancreatic cells may offer the promise of reversing some cases of diabetes. A study in adult mice found...Read more

T2D complications more frequent than T1D in young

The frequency of complications and comorbidities is greater in young people with type 2 diabetes than those with type 1 diabetes, the US Diabetes in Youth...Read more

Diabetes worsens heart failure outcomes

Diabetes increases the risk of death and hospital admission in patients with heart failure, according to an analysis of the European Society of Cardiology and...Read more

SGLT2 inhibitors may increase risk of toe amputation

The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has concluded that canagliflozin ‘may contribute to risk of toe...Read more

>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

Featured Articles

Webcam consultations for diabetes
Newham diabetes service supports an ethnically diverse population in a deprived urban area and exemplifies challenges faced throughout the NHS with rising demand, high outpatient ‘did not attend’ rates and poor health outcomes. We aimed to provide more accessible and cost-effective care by replacing selected follow-up outpatient appointments with webcam consultations.
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Biosimilar insulin: the current landscape
The production of insulin has continued to evolve, more recently with the ‘incremental innovation’ of insulin analogues with improved pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles. The approval of Abasaglar, biosimilar glargine insulin, marks the latest development in insulin therapy. The present article reviews the current biosimilar landscape including manufacture, regulation, safety and prescribing issues.
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Let’s Prevent Diabetes: from idea to implementation
The prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus is a global health care priority. We describe a programme of work, which developed a method for identifying those with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia in primary care and developed and tested a prevention programme suitable for delivery within the NHS. The subsequent implementation of this programme as part of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is then outlined.
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