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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Scientists Find Link Between Antibiotic Use and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

March 27, 2015 Diabetes General

Repeated antibiotic use is being linked to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as it has been found to alter the bacteria in the gut. Scientists say a link exists but they do not believe that the drugs actually trigger type 2 diabetes, more that the need for the drugs could be a warning [...]

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Clue Found as to Why Women are Less Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes

March 26, 2015 Diabetes General

Scientists believe they have discovered why obese women are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese men and hope it can lead to better treatment. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, said that the difference may be related to a difference between the sexes in the activity of a protein in the [...]

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International Concerns Raised Over Safety and Effectiveness of Insulin Pumps

March 25, 2015 Diabetes General

Not enough is known about the safety and efficacy of insulin pumps and a comprehensive safety overhaul is needed, according to the American Diabetes Association. In a joint statement with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, it called for greater access to data from pump manufacturers and public funding of research on the [...]

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Peer Support Can Reduce Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

March 24, 2015 Diabetes General

Group based peer support for people with type 2 diabetes could help prevent health complications, reduce hospitalisations, save lives and limit the burden on health budgets, new research has found. Indeed the world’s largest study of diabetes peer support, where one person with diabetes helps guide others, conducted in the UK, has shown it can [...]

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Roll of Stem Cells in Combating Type 2 Diabetes Revealed

March 23, 2015 Diabetes General

Scientists at the have shown for the first time that type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially cultured stem cells and conventional diabetes drugs. Stem cells, generic cells that haven’t yet taken on specialised form and function, have recently been used by scientists at the University of British Columbia in [...]

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Blood Sugar Lowering Drugs May Increase Heart Failure Risk Among Type 2 Diabetics

March 20, 2015 Diabetes General

Type 2 diabetics who manage their condition with drugs that lower glucose or blood sugar may be at higher risk for heart failure, a new study has found. Research involving clinical trials of more than 95,000 people found that some drugs were more likely to cause heart failure than others. ‘Patients randomised to new or [...]

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Research Reveals How Sleep Loss Increases Weight and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

March 19, 2015 Diabetes General

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period on weekdays could have a significant effect on obesity and insulin resistance, new research suggests. While previous studies have shown that short sleep duration is associated with obesity and diabetes, the research from the University of Bristol and the Weill Cornell Medical College in [...]

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Extent of Global Growth of Type 2 Diabetes Revealed

March 18, 2015 Diabetes General

The full extent of the global type 2 diabetes epidemic is revealed in new research which says it is fuelled changing eating habits and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Diabetes affects 382 million people worldwide, and that number is expected to grow to 592 million by 2035, according to the study from the University of East Anglia [...]

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Children Exposed to Smoking While in the Womb at Greater Risk of Diabetes

March 17, 2015 Diabetes General

Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a new scientific study. A team from the University of California, Davis, and the Berkeley non-profit Public Health Institute found that women whose mothers smoked while pregnant were two to three times as likely [...]

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Anxiety and Depression Among Diabetics Could be Due to Insulin Resistance in the Brain

March 16, 2015 Diabetes General

Scientists have discovered that insulin resistance in the brain can produce a behavioural change which could be part of the explanation as to why people with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression. It is well known that diabetics can be more prone to such conditions than other people with a chronic condition but [...]

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First National Diabetes Prevention Programme Launched

March 13, 2015 Diabetes General

The first even national diabetes prevention programme has been launched in the UK which aims to reduce the four million people expected to have type 2 diabetes by 2025. A joint initiative between the NHS, Public Health in England and charity Diabetes UK hopes to save tens of thousands of lives in the future and [...]

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