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Autumn 2021

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.

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Autumn 2021

Update Autumn 2021

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

Widening health inequalities in diabetes care (PDF, 7.9MB) - Findings from the latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit - Inequality gap widens for children with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minority backgrounds

Medicine Digest (PDF, 692KB) - Setting research priorities in diabetes and pregnancy

Fact File #46 (PDF, 888KB) - Charles Bonnet Syndrome

The Last Word (PDF, 333 KB) - Jayne Robbie, Podiatrist

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive

  • Campaign launch: This is Diabetes

  • Low GI helps weight maintenance

  • Q&A with Professor Shanta Persaud, new Basic Science Editor at Diabetic Medicine

Research focus

  • Preventing cardiovascular complications

  • Best second-line agents after metformin in type 2

  • Progress towards beta cell replacement

  • The genetic underpinnings of type 2 diabetes risk


  • Lower carb diets - The evidence reviewed

  • Type 1 diabetes and disordered eating - Delivering best practice

  • Footcare in diabetes - Innovative solutions


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - The return of YDEF Day

Past issues

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