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Summer 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.

Summer 2020

Front cover of summer issue of Update

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

How to live with diabetes in the Covid-19 era (PDF, 1.6MB) Emma Shields, Senior Clinical Advisor at Diabetes UK, on supporting people with diabetes at this challenging time

Disordered eating and type 2 diabetes (PDF, 1.7MB) How psychological therapy may help unravel disordered eating patterns in type 2

Check in with Diabetes 101 (PDF, 71KB) Meet the clinicians providing vital diabetes information over Twitter during Covid-19

Fact File #41 (PDF, 1.5MB) Diabetes and emotional health 

Journal Club (PDF, 1.6MB) DPP-4 inhibitors and cancer risk

Last Word (PDF, 1.7MB) Consultant in paediatric diabetes Dr Rachel Besser on why she loves working with children and families

Medicine Digest (PDF, 1.8MB) Easing transition to adult services by understanding three-way communication during consultations

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive

  • NHS England response to Covid-19

  • EASD e-learning

  • Exeter genetics research

  • Focus on DSNs – Janette Streeting, North East Essex Diabetes Service

Research focus

  • Covid-19 and diabetes research, funding announcement

  • Type 2 prevention update


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


  • Type 2 diabetes - Stratifying diagnosis

  • Homelessness - Improving diabetes care

  • Diabetes education - Working with Learning Zone

  • Type 2 remission - Progress report


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - Always here for you

Past issues


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