Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published since 1978 by the American Diabetes Association. A monthly publication, Diabetes Care is a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes original research on human studies in the following five categories: 1) clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research, 2) epidemiology/health services research, 3) emerging treatments and technologies, 4) pathophysiology/complications, and 5) cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries. Topics covered are or interest to clinically oriented physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, diabetes educators, and other health professionals.
The impact factor of the journal is 7.851 (2007), ranking fourth in the field of Endocrinology/Metabolism out of 92 journals.
International editions of the journal include Asian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Polish editions.