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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‘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

Intranasal glucagon for severe hypoglycaemia

Baqsimi, a novel intranasal formulation of glucagon, has received a positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal...Read more

Employers can help weight loss

Removing access to sugary drinks at the workplace helps workers to lose weight, a US study has shown (JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 28, 2019....Read more

Toujeo for children soon

Toujeo 300 units/ml (insulin glargine) is soon likely to be licensed for the treatment of adolescents and children over 6 years old following a positive...Read more

New guidance on physical activity

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