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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 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, 55KB)
Professor Melanie Davies

Behaviour change (PDF, 165KB)
The power of motivational interviewing

Diabetes education (PDF, 620KB)
Video as a resource in diabetes education

Fact file (PDF, 80KB)
Diabetes distress

Medicine digest (PDF, 190KB)
HbA1c and glycaemic control in Type 1 daibetes - a global perspective

Read the original referenced version published in Diabetic Medicine

Content not available online



  • Letter from Diabetes UK
  • Good care in school award
  • Patient Information Forum
  • Putting Feet First campaign
  • London Bridges Challenge
  • Diabetes UK's new Clinical Champions

Research focus

  • Saturated fats and Type 2
  • New insulin patch
  • Neonatal diabetes update


  • Q&A
    The language of diabetes risk 


  • Patient care
    Developing an insulin delegation programme 
  • Clinical research
    Precision diabetes medicine 


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists' forum
    Behind the scenes at the YDEF
  • Book review
    A practical diabetes care manual 

Diary dates

  • 28 September 2015 - 4 December 2015