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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: Spring 2015

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

Guest editorial (PDF, 69KB)
Time for action - integrated diabetes care is beginning to deliver in many locations

Opinion (PDF, 140KB)
Developing or developed?

Patient engagement (PDF, 130KB)
Best practice in preconception care

Policy (PDF, 400KB)
Delivering integrated care

Medicine digest (PDF, 140KB)
QOF and diabetes care

Read the original referenced version published in Diabetic Medicine

Content not available online



  • Letter from the Chief Executive
  • Five year forward view
  • Insulin guidance system
  • Inpatient care conference
  • Driving update
  • SE London welcome packs

Research focus

  • New Diabetes-UK funded studies
  • 'Smart' insulin
  • Women with Type 1


  • Patient support
    Yoga and diabetes
  • Research
    Diabetes stigma
  • Clinical briefing
    Dead in bed
  • Diabetes education
    Creating podcasts 


  • Young diabetologists and endocrinologists' forum: education, representation, communication
  • Book and DVD review: Cardiovascular disease and diabetes


Fact file - variable rate intravenous insulin infusion

Diary dates

  • 14 April - 4 December 2015