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Autumn 2020

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.

Autumn 2020

The front cover of the autumn 2020 issue of Update magazine

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

Covid-19 and diabetes research: what we know and what we’re doing (PDF, 7.4MB) Senior Research Communications Officer Dr Faye Riley introduces the projects we've funded and discusses the wider Covid-19 and diabetes research landscape

Embracing technology in the fight against diabetic retionopathy (PDF, 2.2MB) Julian Jackson Founder and Director of the independent social enterprise VisionBridge talks about his work in bringing the benefits of these technologies to more people with low vision

Fact File #42 (PDF, 3.8MB) Diabetes UK’s 10 tips for healthy eating with diabetes

Journal Club (PDF, 1.5MB) Diabetes and covid-19 – an international view

Medicine Digest (PDF, 3.1MB) The results of a new study could help healthcare professionals deliver more targeted information and support to people with diabetes during the pandemic

Last Word (PDF, 3MB) Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology Dr Dinesh Nagi on leading work on the recovery of diabetes services post-Covid

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive
  • Diabetes UK Professional Conference
  • Covid-19 and diabetes resources
  • DSN corner – Sam Barnard, Huddersfield Paediatric Diabetes Service
  • Flu 2020 – Diabetes UK position statement

Research focus

  • Virtual ADA round-up
  • DIADEM type 2 remission study


  • Q&A - Simon O’Neill on Diabetes UK and Covid19 – plus personal accounts of meeting the challenge


  • Working to tackle inequality
  • NHS England - Diabetes care and prevention in a pandemic
  • Diabetes psychology - Reflecting on lived experience


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - Dr Tom Crabtree's Covid-19 diary

Past issues

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