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Summer 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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Summer 2021

Summer 2021 Update cover

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

Become a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion (PDF, 1.2MB) - If you’re a clinician looking to improve your leadership skills and have a compelling and ambitious vision for change in diabetes care, we want to hear from you

Medicine Digest (PDF, 460KB) - The impact of mindfulness interventions on diabetes distress

Fact File #45 (PDF, 316KB) - Dementia and diabetes

The Last Word (PDF, 333 KB) - Dr Rose Stewart, Consultant Clinical Psychologist dedicated to adult diabetes care in Wales.

Content not available online


  • Letter from the Chief Executive

  • Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

  • Funding new research to prevent complications

  • Diabetes 101 supporting people through the pandemic

Research focus

  • The changing landscape of diabetes care

  • Type 1 diabetes as a cause of musculoskeletal problems  

  • Dementia in people with type 2 diabetes

  • Social deprivation and DKA


  • New and improved meal plans for people with diabetes - Including seven-day example

  • Reasonable adjustments in learning disability - Small changes, big difference

  • Become a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion - Help to improve diabetes care


  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum - Returning to a ‘new normal’

Past issues

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