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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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Liraglutide reduces progression of kidney damage

Treatment with liraglutide (Victoza) reduces the progression of kidney damage when added to standard of care in adults with type 2 diabetes at high...Read more

Positive early results from the diabetes prevention plan sites

Early results from the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) demonstrator sites show 29 out of 32 people are no longer at risk of developing type 2...Read more

Genetic variant alters how well metformin works

New research by the Metformin Genetics Consortium has identified a genetic variant that alters how effective metformin is in people with type 2...Read more

Closed-loop insulin therapy safe and effective for pregnant women

A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows pregnant women with type 1 diabetes achieve better glucose control while using closed-loop...Read more

New procedure could change diabetes care

A new procedure which has the potential to restore metabolic health and change diabetes care has shown promising trial results, according to a paper published...Read more

New online hypo training launched

To help healthcare professionals understand and better identify early warning signs of hypoglycaemia (hypo), the award winning patient forum more

Cost of diabetes drugs nearly £1 billion

A report by NHS Digital Prescribing for Diabetes 2005/6 to 2012/16 reveals 49.7 million prescription items were dispensed for the the treatment and management...Read more

Featured Articles

Dairy products and fish intake and the progression of type 2 diabetes: an update of the evidence
In general, replacement of saturated fat with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, with the evidence stronger for polyunsaturated fat.
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National Diabetes Inpatient Audit 2015: improvements and shortcomings reported
On one day in late September 2015, one in six of patients in hospitals in England and Wales had diabetes. They formed the population for the fifth National Diabetes Inpatient Audit. As Steve Chaplin here reports, the resulting snapshot of NHS diabetes care reveals…
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Fat and protein counting in type 1 diabetes
The prevalence of obesity in type 1 diabetes is increasing and may be exacerbated by the use of an intensive insulin therapy regimen which improves glycaemia but is associated with weight increase. There are a plethora of diets and weight loss programmes to choose from…
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The role of carbohydrate in diabetes management
The role of carbohydrate in the diet of people living with diabetes is an area of much debate. This relates to both type and quantity of carbohydrate consumed, with low carbohydrate diets increasing in popularity. However, it is important to take a whole…
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