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

Deprivation has negative health impact for T1DM

Pioneering research announced at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference has revealed major health inequalities between people with type 1 diabetes (T1DM)...Read more

Weight loss can give at least 2 years T2DM remission

More than a third of people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) who took part in a weight management programme delivered in NHS primary care are in remission two years...Read more

Poor glycaemic control increases fracture risk only in type 1 diabetes

Poor glycaemic control increases the risk of low-trauma fracture in people with type 1 diabetes but not in those with type 2 diabetes, according to a study by...Read more

US approves new class of insulin pump

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an insulin pump that will work with devices from other manufacturers. The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2...Read more

SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues: CV and renal outcomes

Two new meta-analyses from the same international team of specialists have evaluated the risks of adverse cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with...Read more

Drivers (some) can use flash glucose monitoring

Drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin can now measure their glucose level with a flash monitoring device, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has...Read more

Featured Articles

Qualitative analysis of patient responses to the ABCD FreeStyle Libre audit questionnaire
The introduction of the Freestyle Libre device was controversial initially because of concerns regarding lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness. Here, the authors present new qualitative data about impact on quality of life and explore why this is improved.
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The NWL-DTP: the journey so far in optimising diabetes care within NW London
The NWL-DTP has achieved significant improvements in diabetes care in the context of very high levels of ethnic diversity, social deprivation and a complex health commissioning environment. Here, the programme results and key enablers are discussed.
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Glucose monitoring in diabetes: from clinical studies to real-world practice
Evidence suggests that the majority of type 1 diabetes individuals benefit from CGM / FCGM. This article discusses the clinical and quality of life benefits demonstrated so far from the adoption of these new systems.
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