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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Type 2 diabetic drug found to stave off heart disease in type 1 diabetics

August 26, 2016 News

A drug commonly used by people with type 2 diabetes could slow down the development or delay heart disease in type 1 diabetics, scientists have found. Metformin is an inexpensive treatment that is often used for people with type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels by reducing glucose production in the liver and is […]

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Scientists announce step forward in creating an insulin pill for type 1 diabetes

August 25, 2016 News

A new technology has been developed that is being hailed as a step further towards the creation of an insulin pill which would do away with the need for type 1 diabetics to inject daily. Scientist from Niagara University in New York State, in the US, say that the technology, called Cholestosome, appears to overcome […]

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Study finds clues to how gut bacteria altered by antibiotics relates to type 1 diabetes

August 24, 2016 News

Scientists are to look further at how different types of bacteria might influence the development of type 1 diabetes after discovering that antibiotics affecting the gut may be an influence. They want to know if the way in which antibiotics alter bacteria in the gut could affect the development of the condition after discovering that […]

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A hot bath could help control type 2 diabetes, research suggests

August 23, 2016 News

A gentle soak in a hot bath might not seem to be a strenuous activity, but new research suggests that it can be as beneficial as exercise for helping to control type 2 diabetes. A soak in the tub reduces peak blood sugar levels by 10% and increases energy expenditure levels by 80%, burning 126 […]

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New lifestyle guidance issued for type 1 and type 2 diabetics in the UK

August 22, 2016 News

Adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes should be offered education classes to help them manage their condition, according to the organisation that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in the UK. The classes should be offered when patients are diagnosed and usually cover diet advice, weight loss for […]

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New protein could boost benefits of exercise for type 2 diabetics

August 19, 2016 Diabetes General

It is well documented that exercise can improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes but now scientists are trying to find out if a protein can enhance the benefits. The researchers from Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise in New Zealand are undertaking a study to see if a novel keratin-derived protein […]

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Artificial pancreas works well for pregnant women in new study

August 18, 2016 News

Women with type 1 diabetes can successfully use an artificial pancreas during pregnancy, transforming the way they can control their condition, a new study has found. The result could transform pregnancy for diabetic women as their hormone can make it harder to control their diabetes, especially blood glucose levels, and research had shown that if […]

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Diabetics don’t always realise what help resources are available

August 18, 2016 News

The results of a new study into how people with diabetes perceive the resources available in their community to help them manage their condition suggests new ways need to be found to keep them informed. The research carried out in Boston in the United States found discrepancies between patients’ perceptions of accessible resources in their […]

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Scientists discover that chronic kidney disease could cause diabetes

August 17, 2016 News

Scientists in Canada have discovered a link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes that may be responsible for increased blood glucose levels. The team of researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered that when kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes. They have identified molecular […]

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Diabetes researchers find out more about how the brain processes sugar

August 17, 2016 News

A better understanding of how the brain regulates sugar uptake may lead to better treatments for diabetes, according to new research from scientists in Germany. It had been assumed that the way sugar affects the brain was a passive process, but the researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) discovered that the brain actually […]

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More exercise needed to combat chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes

August 12, 2016 News

Higher weekly activity levels, some six times the recommended amount, is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions, new research has found. The World Health Organisation currently recommends people should undertake 600 metabolic equivalent minutes (MET) of physical activity a week. In reality this is the equivalent of […]

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