Welcome to the New Diabetes Forum

by mfdfadmin on May 29, 2010

Thank you for visiting the new look Diabetes Forum.We’ve updated the homepage design and layout of the site. You can now access the forums section from here or by clicking any of the links on the right. Our aim is to become one of the best web resources for Diabetes and Diabetics. We provide members with content and a community to connect them together, helping each other to better manage their Diabetes.

We now have close to 25,000 members, with lots of new members joining up everyday. The site is organised into 2 main parts – the forums and the articles. You can access either section using the navigation menu at the top or the right of the site.. We hope you find the Diabetes Forum helpful and we are really thankful to have you here as part of our community.

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Thumbnail image for New figures reveal the massive cost of medication for type 2 diabetes

New figures reveal the massive cost of medication for type 2 diabetes

August 19, 2014 Diabetes Management

The cost of type 2 diabetes has been laid bare, with new figures showing that in England alone, prescription drugs for the condition cost more than £2.2 million every day. That is roughly 10% of the National Health Services’ entire drugs budget and in less than a decade, the number of prescriptions for the treatment [...]

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Study shows work stress can increase risk of type 2 diabetes

August 18, 2014 Diabetes Management

Work-related stress can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 45%, according to a new study. A team of researchers from the Institute of Epidemiology at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany looked at 5,337 people without type 2 diabetes between ages 29 to 66 and monitored their health over an average of 12.7 [...]

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New programme sees success in achieving type 2 diabetic lifestyle changes

August 15, 2014 Diabetes Management

A holistic programme which gives type 2 diabetics more knowledge about their condition and helps them understand how to manage it could improve their health, it is claimed. A study led by nurse educators at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s ambulatory care network has found that enrolling diabetics in a self-management and education programme helps to [...]

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Grizzlies give new insight into relationship between obesity and type 2 diabetes

August 14, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

The way grizzly bears enter a natural diabetic state during winter hibernation could hold clues on how to deal with type 2 diabetes. Scientists in the United States have studied tissue samples form 16 captive grizzly bears at the time when they gain weight in the autumn, getting ready for extended fasting during the winter [...]

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40% of US adults likely to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, new study finds

August 13, 2014 Diabetes Management

Two in every five adults in the United States are expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study. That amounts to around 40% of the population, with the study from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention also showing how the prevalence of the condition has [...]

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Pharmacies could help in detection of type 2 diabetes, research suggests

August 12, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Community pharmacies could have an important role to play in helping to identify hundreds of thousands of people in the UK who may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. According to research by the University of East Anglia and High Street chemist chain Boots, pharmacists are ideally placed to assess those at risk of developing the [...]

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Fruit flies may hold the key in the mystery of diabetes

August 11, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Studying fruit flies may unlock the mysteries of diabetes, according to researchers who have developed a technique to measure insulin levels in the insects. It may not seem an obvious connection, but these tiny flies could hold the answers as to how mutations associated with the development of diabetes affect the production and secretion of [...]

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New studies reveal how low blood sugar in type 1 diabetics affects heart health

August 8, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes and a history of heart problems have an increased risk of dying following severe episodes of hypoglycaemia, new research suggests. Researchers from Sweden, Australia and the United States reviewed data from the Swedish National Diabetes Register and looked at patients with type 1 diabetes that had suffered a major cardiovascular [...]

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Academics say the term ‘pre-diabetes’ is artificial and unhelpful

August 7, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, it is claimed. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed with a blood test that measures levels of haemoglobin A1c with a level of 6.5% regarded as diabetic. According to the latest [...]

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Some saturated fats may help protect against type 2 diabetes, say doctors

August 6, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 2 diabetes are often told to avoid saturated fat, but new research has found that the relationship between the two may be more complex than previously thought. The results of a large international study indicate that saturated fatty acids can be associated with both an increased and decreased risk of developing type [...]

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Walking interval training can improve glycemic control, study says

August 5, 2014 Diabetes Management

Interval walking training is better than going at a constant speed in helping to manage blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetics, new research has found. Usually, high intensity exercise is not recommended for people with type 2 diabetes due to the risk of injuries; however, it does improve glycaemic control more than low intensity [...]

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