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Diabetes Update

Diabetes Update is Diabetes UK's quarterly publication for professionals working in diabetes healthcare and research.

Combining news, features, fact sheets and treatment overviews, the magazine is an accessible source of authoritative, up-to-date information about diabetes care and research.

Diabetes Update is free of charge to Professional Members of Diabetes UK. As a Professional Member, you will also automatically receive our healthcare professional e-newsletter every month.


Current issue: Autumn 2014

To get a taste of what Diabetes Update has to offer, you can sample some key features from the latest issue. 

Commentary (PDF, 150KB)
Type 1 diabetes: why it's important to keep raising its profile 

Research (PDF, 7MB)
Type 1 diabetes - causes and controversies

Campaigns (PDF, 4MB)
Action on diabetes in school

Fact File (PDF, 75KB)
Popular diets and Type 2 diabetes 

Medicine Digest (PDF, 4MB)
Missing out on statins?

Read the original referenced version published in Diabetic Medicine

Factors associated with statin treatment for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people within 2 years following diagnosis of diabetes in Scotland, 2006–2008

Content not available online



  • Letter from the Chief Executive
  • New products
  • Family-centred support
  • Pharmacy risk assessment
  • Information Prescriptions

Research focus

  • Hospital-based risk calculator
  • Artificial pancreas
  • Breakfast lowers Type 2 risk


  • Comment "Real world data can provide insights into how the wider population responds to a treatment".


  • Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity


  • Support
    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Campaigns
    Action on diabetes in school
  • Research
    Type 1 diabetes - causes and controversies
  • Science
    History of the insulin pen
  • Essentials
    Psychological support for prevention of recurrent DKA


  • Young diabetologists and endocrinologists' forum - registrar training survey
  • Book review - understanding Type 2 diabetes
  • Medicine digest - missing out on statins?

Diary dates

  • Fact file - popular diets and Type 2 diabetes
  • 22 September 2014 - 11 February 2014