Practical Diabetes is a journal for healthcare professionals covering all aspects of diabetes care including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, new type 2 drugs, and diabetes complications.

The Practical Diabetes website provides up-to-date news, revision exercises for the Specialty Certificate Examination, diary dates, links to other important diabetes websites, plus the current and past issues of the journal.

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Latest News

There is some indication that doctors are sceptical over National Institute for Health and Care Excellence plans to lower the threshold for bariatric...

A new therapy for type 1 diabetes that would remove the need for injections or pumps has moved closer to human trials.  

A simple test to distinguish whether a person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes has been developed using a cheap, microchip-based system.  

Dates for your diary

6-7 November 2014
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Autumn Meeting, The Royal College of Physicians, London website:

7 November 2014
BMJ Masterclasses: Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD, Hilton Metropole, Birmingham website:

11-12 February 2015
Monogenic Diabetes Symposium, Exeter, UK email:



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