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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Information about COVID-19 for people with diabetes

With diabetes confirmed as one of the major risk factors for poor outcome with COVID-19 infection...Read more

Caesarean section linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Caesarean section is associated with a 20% - 50% increase in the risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence and possibly adulthood. A new analysis of the...Read more

Risk of renal events lower with GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors

Two analyses of Scandinavian registry data show that GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of adverse renal events than...Read more

New tech turns Freestyle Libre into continuous monitor

New wearable technology means that Freestyle Libre can provide continuous blood glucose monitoring. MiaoMiao ( is a waterproof smart...Read more

GLP-1 receptor agonists: effect on CVD risk

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists significantly reduce major cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes – whether they have...Read more

Roche offers direct support for starting insulin

Roche has launched a texting support service for people with type 2 diabetes who use its Accu-Check monitoring device and are starting treatment with a...Read more

Featured Articles

COVID-19: diabetes and death. A call to action
A third of people dying with COVID-19 in hospital had diabetes. Between 1 March and 11 May 2020, people in England alive on 19 February 2020 were included in a population cohort study. The National Diabetes Audit, including data from 98% of general practices in England, was linked to other health data sets to provide a unique analysis of a whole nation’s experience of COVID-19 and mortality among people with diabetes. This is the largest study relating to COVID-19…
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The impact of diabetes on COVID-19 infection
Within the relatively short time scale since the emergence of this current novel coronavirus pandemic (SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19) from Wuhan, China, it has become rapidly apparent that those with known preceding comorbidities are much more likely to develop life-threatening complications of pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Not unexpectedly, dia­betes has been identified as posing a particular adverse risk, along with chronic renal and coronary heart disease, and such surrogate risk indicators as obesity and hypertension…
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COVID-19: psychological issues for people with diabetes and health care staff
COVID-19 has frightened us all. Not only are we at risk of a potentially fatal infection, but our governments’ efforts to protect us have separated us from our families and disrupted our lives. People with diabetes are especially vulnerable. Dr Rowan Hillson looks at lessons from past disasters and pandemics to highlight the emotional effects of this pandemic on people with diabetes and health care professionals.
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