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Winter 2021

100 year of insulin - original team who developed insulin

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

100 Years of Insulin (PDF, 817 KB) - 100 Years of Insulin

Fact File #47 (PDF, 316KB) - Cardiovascular and Kidney Outcomes

The Last Word (PDF, 333 KB) - Ian McDermott, General Practioner

Medicine Digest (PDF, 1MB) - Reducing recurrent hypoglycaemia

(Download the original article published in Medicine Digest)

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive

  • BARS virtual conference

  • EASD celebrates insulin centenary

  • Q&A with Sally Woolgar in keeping delivering DAFNE courses through the pandemic

Research focus

  • Closed-loop tech trialled for outpatients with type 2

  • Early findings from our ReTUNE study 

  • Our research changes national guidelines for islet transplantation


  • Dietary management of type 2 diabetes resource pack

  • What is type 2 diabetes remission?

  • Time in Range


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - Glucose monitoring through the decades

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