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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Insulin discontinuation by older people with type 2 diabetes

Clinicians should do more to reduce treatment intensity in older people with type 2 diabetes as their health deteriorates, say US researchers. Their analysis...Read more

The sugary season of goodwill

Some of the comforting and seasonal milk-based drinks on offer from retail coffee chains contain enormous amounts of sugar and are very high in calories, the...Read more

Risk of rare anaphylactic reactions and GLP-1 receptor agonists

The risk of anaphylactic reactions may differ between types of GLP-1 receptor agonists, according to an analysis of VigiBase, the WHO global database of...Read more

Overweight and obesity the norm in UK

The number of people aged over 16 in England classed as obese has increased from about 7 million in 1997 to 13 million in 2017, with prevalence rising from 18%...Read more

‘No change for 5 years’ in diabetes pregnancy outcomes

The 2018 National Pregnancy in Diabetes audit has found a high level of stillbirth, neonatal death and congenital anomalies in pregnancies in women with...Read more

Plant-based diet lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

Following a plant-based diet could cut the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) by 20%, or by 30% if the diet is varied and healthy (JAMA Intern Med....Read more

Featured Articles

Dapagliflozin and DAPA-HF: from glycaemic control to heart failure therapy
SGLT2 inhibitors are now firmly established as a therapy for glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular outcome trials with empagliflozin, canagliflozin and dapagliflozin have demonstrated reductions in major adverse cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke)…
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The future of diabetes education
The 2019 Janet Kinson Lecture was delivered on International Women’s Day. The lecture made use of video clips and was delivered, in part, via video link to enable the author to attend No. 10 Downing Street to receive a national Women in Innovation award. This was considered apt given the lecture topic, ‘The future of diabetes education’…
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Diabetes and male sexual health: an unmet challenge

The objective of this study was to explore the self-reported medical and psychological factors associated with sexual health for men with diabetes. An online survey was distributed via social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and remained open for four weeks. The survey contained 45 items…
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