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.

Latest News

NHS sets boundaries on Flash GM

Following September’s announcement that the Flash glucose monitoring device (Flash GM) Freestyle Libre will be available on prescription, the NHS is setting...Read more

Weight Watchers works

The Weight Watchers weight loss programme is an effective diabetes prevention strategy in people at increased risk, say UK investigators (BMJ Open Diabetes...Read more

CV events dominate diabetes studies

Encouraging signs from the US Food and Drug Administration suggest that Novo-Nordisk’s weekly GLP-1 analogue semaglutide may soon receive marketing...Read more

Research priorities for type 2 diabetes

More than 4,000 people with type 2 diabetes, carers and health professionals have identified their top ten priorities for research in response to an initiative...Read more

‘Behavioural economics’ boosts blood monitoring not control

Financially incentivising young people increases their adherence to blood glucose monitoring but makes no difference to their glycaemic control, a US study...Read more

Continuous glucose monitoring and type 2 diabetes

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) offers a small improvement in glycaemic control for people with type 2 diabetes treated with multiple insulin injections...Read more

Featured Articles

Mobility with diabetes
Most people with diabetes are fully mobile, however, the physical and psychological consequences of diabetes can sometimes seriously impair mobility. In this article, Rowan Hillson considers the sensory, motor, circulatory, psychological, or structural problems that can inhibit mobility in patients with diabetes, along with some potential avenues of financial support.
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Development of educational tools for doctors in training on inpatient diabetes management
The 2015 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit highlighted sub-optimal care across several areas of diabetes care, recommending mandatory education on inpatient diabetes care for all medical staff. In this article, the authors describe the novel educational tools they developed for staff who care for inpatients with diabetes – which were highly rated by staff as useful and likely to lead to future change in the inpatient diabetes care setting.
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Think pyomyositis!
Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with increased risk of infectious complications and a serious complication is pyomyositis, which is a purulent infection of the skeletal muscle that can lead to septic shock. Early recognition and management is therefore vital to improve prognosis; and in this article the authors present the case of a patient with uncontrolled diabetes presenting with painful legs and who was diagnosed with pyomyositis.
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