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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Fast heart rate increases risk of type 2 diabetes, research confirms

May 26, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A faster resting heart rate can be linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new four year study of more than 73,000 adults. People whose heart beats quicker than the usual 60 to 100 times a minute while at rest are 59% more likely to develop diabetes, researchers found [...]

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Study finds poor treatment results for US teens with type 1 diabetes

May 25, 2015 Diabetes Management

There is considerable room for improving treatment outcomes in type 1 diabetes across all age groups in the United States, but especially for adolescents and young adults, a new study has found. The analysis of the current state of diabetes treatment says that little has changed in the last 25 years and new technologies are [...]

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Mothers expecting sons more likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy

May 22, 2015 Pregnancy

A four year study of hundreds of thousands of pregnant women has found those expecting boys are more likely to develop gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes, also known as hyperglycaemia often happened close to the date of birth and is a result of less insulin from pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction. Lead author of the study, Dr. Baiju [...]

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Missing meals leads to more tummy fat and increased type 2 diabetes risk

May 21, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Skipping meals can result in abdominal weight gain associated with insulin resistance which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistance in the liver, a precursor [...]

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Type 2 diabetes screening could result in substantial health benefits, new study finds

May 20, 2015 Diabetes Management

Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling. The study, led by researchers at the University of Michigan in the United States and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge in [...]

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Warning issued in US over diabetic drugs

May 19, 2015 Diabetes General

A warning has been issued in the United States about certain type 2 diabetes drugs that can lead to a life threatening condition called ketoacidosis. However, the US Food and Drug Administration says that people with diabetes taking the drugs should not suddenly stop, but should talk to their doctor first about their treatment. The [...]

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Bionic pancreas could be available for type 1 diabetics by 2018

May 18, 2015 Diabetes Management

Trials of a bionic pancreas that could automatically manage blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes are going well and the device could be available by 2018. Four studies show that the bi-hormonal, or bionic pancreas being developed by researchers at Boston University in the United States simultaneously reduces both hypoglycaemia and mean [...]

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Seasonal Effects on the Immune System Discovery Could Help Diabetic Treatments

May 15, 2015 Diabetes General

A new finding that immune systems vary with the seasons could have implications for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, according to experts. Scientists have known for some time that various diseases, including autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and psychiatric disorders, display seasonal variation, as does vitamin D metabolism. However, [...]

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Eggs Found to Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

May 14, 2015 Diabetes General

Eggs are the latest food that could help in the fight against the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Finland which shows eating four a week is beneficial. It is well documented that exercise and nutrition play a crucial role in the development of the disease. In some studies, for [...]

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Intensive Diet and Exercise can Work as well as Weight Loss Surgery for Diabetics

May 13, 2015 Diabetes General

An intense medical management programme with supervised diet and exercise can work as well as weight loss surgery to help type 2 diabetics get their blood sugar under control, new research has found. Research in the United States involving obese 40 people aged 50 and over with diabetes and poorly controlled blood sugar saw half [...]

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Statins can Increase Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

May 12, 2015 Diabetes General

There is new evidence to suggest that cholesterol lowering statin drugs increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes but people are being urged not to stop taking the drug without consulting their doctors. The latest study from the University of Texas Southwestern found that those taking statins to control their cholesterol were 87% more [...]

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