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Spring 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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Spring 2021

Front cover of Update spring 21 magazine

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

Partnering with Sport England to help people with diabetes move more (PDF, 2.2MB) A look at our partnership with Sport England and the new services we have for people with 

Medicine Digest (PDF, 1.4MB) Alternative approaches to screening for gestational diabetes during the Covid-19 pandemic

Fact File #44 (PDF, 656KB) Eye screening for people with diabetes

Last Word (PDF, 1.3MB) Meet the new editor of the Diabetic Medicine journal, Professor Nick Oliver

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive

  • An update from Diabetes 101

  • The Diabetes UK Professional Conference

  • Q+A with Professor Gerry Rayman MBE, joint clinical lead on the GIRFT report

Research focus

  • Newly diagnosed diabetes in Covid-19 patients

  • Effect of diet vs gastric bypass on metabolic function in diabetes

  • Islet transplants in type 1


  • Emotional wellbeing - help for healthcare professionals

  • Shared practice in a pandemic - Highlights from our 2020 conference 

  • Immunotherapy - an inside look at clinical trials


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - YDEF on the Covid-19 frontline

Past issues

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