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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Type 2 diabetes implicated as cause of erectile dysfunction

A genetic study using UK and Estonian databanks has identified a possible causal link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and type 2 diabetes. The analysis,...Read more

Peer support may not help diabetes management in the long run

Peer support may have a short-term impact in adults with type 2 diabetes, a systematic review from China suggests. The meta-analysis of 15 studies found that...Read more

Metformin does not improve pregnancy outcomes in overweight and obese women

Adding metformin to lifestyle and dietary advice does not affect the outcome of pregnancy for women who are overweight or obese, an Australian trial has...Read more

DIRECT strategy costs £1,000 per patient

The ultra-low calorie DIRECT strategy to induce remission in people with type 2 diabetes is estimated to cost £1,067 per patient in its first year, according...Read more

Gloomy lifestyle results in Health Survey data

The latest data from the Health Survey for England show that, in 2017, 64% of adults were overweight or obese and their children were likely to be the same;...Read more

Uncertainty remains over best inpatient insulin dose strategy

The available evidence provides no clear guidance on whether insulin dose for a non-critically ill hospital patient should be determined using a sliding scale...Read more

Featured Articles

Grampian Diabetes Practice Outreach Programme: a regionwide approach for supporting patients locally and up-skilling the primary care team
The Grampian Diabetes Practice Outreach Programme delivers integrated diabetes care to the second largest geographical region in the UK. Here, the authors describe how the programme works and the outcomes to date.
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The low-risk perception of developing type 2 diabetes among women with a previous history of gestational diabetes
The incidence of GDM has increased rapidly in the past two decades due to rising obesity levels. This article investigates health beliefs of women with a history of gestational diabetes and the implications this has for health intervention programmes.
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Diabetes and travel insurance costs: let’s talk about remission
As with other medical diagnoses, the presence of type 2 diabetes will impact on premiums for things such as travel insurance. This article investigates quotes from a variety of providers and whether diabetes remission is accounted for.
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