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 2019 Hospital Doctor Media Survey of Senior Doctors and Consultants in diabetes, Practical Diabetes was the most highly read diabetes journal with 80% of Diabetes Specialists reading the journal in the last 12 months.

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Caring for older people with diabetes during the pandemic

Older people with diabetes are among the groups at highest risk of serious complications and death from COVID-19 but the requirements of lockdown and the need...Read more

New funding for COVID-19 research

Diabetes UK, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Moorfields Eye Charity have announced funding of £315,072 to support four research projects. The...Read more

Access to psychological therapies in Denmark

A nationwide survey in Denmark has revealed that many people with diabetes who need psychological therapy have no access to services. The 2019 survey,...Read more

Dapagliflozin reduces diabetes risk by as much as metformin

The SGLT2 inhibitor reduced the risk of new onset diabetes by 32%, a new analysis of the DAPA-HF trial has shown – a risk reduction that is comparable with...Read more

Dexamethasone, diabetes and COVID-19

Guidance on the management of blood glucose in patients treated with dexamethasone for COVID-19 infection has been published by the National Inpatient Diabetes...Read more

Information about COVID-19 for people with diabetes

With diabetes confirmed as one of the major risk factors for poor outcome with COVID-19 infection...Read more

Featured Articles

Ertugliflozin and VERTIS-CV: will the wheels come off the SGLT2 inhibitor bandwagon?
It is now five years since the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial with empagliflozin was presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), with simultaneous publication online in the New England Journal of Medicine. In patients with type 2 diabetes and established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, empagliflozin reduced…
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Saturated fats and the management of diabetes: the debates, controversies and consensus
People with diabetes are at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and the important role of dietary changes is well established. However, the specific role of saturated fats in reducing this risk continues to be debated. The debates have been fuelled by publications of large studies reporting seemingly conflicting results. This article looks at the role of saturated fats in diabetes management.
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Very low carbohydrate ketogenic diets and diabetes
Very low carbohydrate ketogenic diets (VLCKD) have been widely promoted for the management of diabetes. There is confusion among people with diabetes and health professionals about the efficacy and safety of these diets and this review aimed to explore the role of VLCKD for people with diabetes…
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