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.

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New guidance on physical activity

Chief Medical Officers for the four Home Nations have published joint public health guidance on physical activity...Read more

European cardio guidelines updated

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have published updated joint guidelines on diabetes,...Read more

Cloud integration for insulin monitoring and delivery

Abbott and Sanofi have announced a strategic partnership that will see the integration of cloud data and mobile apps currently dedicated separately to the...Read more

Degludec vs glargine U300

Insulin degludec is associated with ‘an overall lower risk of hypoglycaemia… at a significantly lower HbA1c, compared with insulin glargine U300 in adults...Read more

Early combination therapy for type 2 diabetes

‘Early intervention with a combination therapy of vildagliptin plus metformin provides greater and durable long-term benefits compared with the current...Read more

Semaglutide offers superior glycaemic control and weight loss

Two randomised trials have shown that semaglutide, Novo Nordisk’s once-weekly GLP-1 analogue, is more effective than either canagliflozin or liraglutide in...Read more

Featured Articles

Postpartum screening for diabetes in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes
The majority of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have transient hyperglycaemia during pregnancy, but up to 50% develop diabetes within five years postpartum. Early diagnosis and timely intervention reduce long-term morbidity and mortality. Women who have had GDM should have screening for diabetes mellitus…
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Diabetes and female sexual health: an ongoing challenge
Female sexual health remains a much-neglected area in diabetes clinical medicine; however, it is important for psychological and social well-being as well as reproductive function. We aimed to explore the views of women regarding the impact of diabetes on sexual health beyond pregnancy and reproduction…
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Pregnancy in women with diabetes or with gestational diabetes: a primary care perspective
Diabetes and pregnancy is regarded as a secondary care responsibility but, with 5% of pregnancies complicated by pre-existing or gestational diabetes, an individual practice is likely to see some of these women every year. This article considers the issues surrounding the preconception, antenatal and postnatal…
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