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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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Canagliflozin effective without metformin

Research published in the journal Diabetes reveals that one of a new breed of drugs, which are approved for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be...Read more

Insulin degludec lowers number of hypoglycaemic events

Insulin degludec demonstrates significantly lower rates of hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, compared to insulin glargine U100.The safety and...Read more

Dulaglutide recommended for use in NHS Wales

Dulaglutide (Trulicity) is now recommended by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) for adults with type 2 diabetes.The once weekly injection...Read more

Liraglutide reduces risk of cardiovascular events

Liraglutide (Victoza) significantly reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at the...Read more

Automated glucagon delivery reduces hypoglycaemia

Delivering small doses of glucagon through an automated continuous glucose monitoring system can substantially reduce hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1...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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