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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Canagliflozin as primary CVD prevention in people with diabetes and CKD

Adding the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin to standard care for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who have chronic kidney disease reduces both kidney failure and...Read more

How to increase physical activity in everyday life

There is no single solution to the problem of increasing physical activity as part of everyday life but Moving Matters, a report by the National Institute for...Read more

SGLT2 inhibitors recommended for more indications

NICE has given the nod to combining dapagliflozin with insulin for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) provided they meet several criteria...Read more

Freestyle Libre improves T1D control and cuts admissions

The flash monitoring device Freestyle Libre improved glycaemic control in 80% of users and cut hospital admissions for hyperglycaemia by almost three-quarters,...Read more

People with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia broadly similar to those with type 2 diabetes

The characteristics of the population in England with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH; HbA1c 42 – 47 mmol/mol or fasting plasma glucose 5.5 - 6.9 mmol/l)...Read more

Diabetes treatment during Ramadan

In 2019, Ramadan runs from May 5th until June 4th and many people with diabetes will want to share the event with their families by fasting. Dr Waqas Tahir, GP...Read more

Featured Articles

How do children and adolescents understand their diabetes?
Children and young people can only process medical explanations if they fit with their level of development. Professor Christie discusses how understanding this process is fundamental for diabetes healthcare.
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Motivational and behaviour change approaches for improving diabetes management
Motivation is a psychological construct, this review discusses how motivation is related to diabetes self-management and the interventions to improve this.
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Diabetes and stroke
There is a paucity of evidence around the management of diabetes in stroke but recent studies are helping establish best practice, here the authors discuss practical guidance for clinicians.
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