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

More positive CV outcomes data

Data from ongoing clinical trials continue to show positive effects on cardiovascular outcomes with newer glucose-lowering drugs. Eli Lilly has reported that...Read more

500 people with diabetes die prematurely every week

Diabetes UK has used the latest National Diabetes Audit (NDA) data to publicise the high level of premature mortality among people with diabetes in England and...Read more

Banning energy drinks sales to children

The Government is seeking the public’s views on banning sales of energy drinks to children and young people. The plan is part of its strategy to halve...Read more

Lorcaserin hits the headlines

Public faith that a solution to obesity can be found in medication received a boost with the enthusiastic response of lay media to the results of the...Read more

Large UK trials test aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids

The UK ASCEND Study Group recently reported large trials that addressed two thorny issues in its study population of 15,480 people with diabetes but no...Read more

Diabetes toolkit for university students

Diabetes UK, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and NHS England have developed a toolkit for young people with type 1 diabetes who are attending...Read more

Featured Articles

More cardiovascular outcomes trials in people with diabetes: time to change the NICE guidelines
In this leader article Professor Miles Fisher, Consultant Physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, discusses the results of the recent cardiovascular outcomes trials in people with diabetes and asks why national guidelines have not responded to them.
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‘Marathon not a sprint’: 10 years of inpatient diabetes care in Southampton, England
In this article, Dr Mayank Patel shares his 10-year experience of leading on inpatient diabetes care at University Hospital Southampton, from setting up the service through to the processes and initiatives that he and his team have utilised to support patients with diabetes, as well as the clinical staff looking after them.
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Getting the measure of diabetes: the evolution of the National Diabetes Audit
The 2018 Arnold Bloom lecture reviewed the development of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) and what its measurements tell us about contemporary diabetes care. Here, the author provides answers on how the NDA was established and what lessons can be learnt from its findings. 
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