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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Molecular Link Could be at Root of Type 2 Diabetes

February 27, 2015 Diabetes General

A molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes may be at the root cause of the condition and lead to new treatments, scientists believe. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that the inflammatory molecule LTB4 promotes insulin resistance, a first step in developing type 2 diabetes. The team [...]

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Exercising After Dinner More Beneficial For Type 2 Diabetics

February 26, 2015 Diabetes General

People with type 2 diabetes should exercise after eating dinner as this can lower their risk of strokes and heart disease, new research has found. Type 2 diabetics have heightened amounts of sugars and fats in their blood which increases their risks for cardiovascular diseases and researchers are the University of Missouri in the United [...]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Regardless of Weight

February 25, 2015 Diabetes General

A vitamin D deficiency is more closely linked to type 2 diabetes than being obese, according to a new study. It means that maintaining a healthy diet and being outdoors could help combat the risk of developing the condition. People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes regardless of [...]

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Lifestyle Changes Help Those With Gestational Diabetes Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

February 24, 2015 Diabetes General

Women with a history of gestational diabetes face a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, a new study in the United States has found. But intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regime can have a protective effect for these women and slow the risk of developing the condition. Gestational [...]

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Lack of Sleep Could be Partly Behind Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

February 23, 2015 Diabetes General

A lack of sleep over just three nights could reduce the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugars, a finding that scientists believe could have an effect on people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Chicago in the United States believe that insufficient sleep may be playing a role in the current [...]

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Very Overweight Mothers Pass on Risk of Type 2 Diabetes to Children

February 20, 2015 Diabetes General

Children of obese mothers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and other chronic health problems such as stroke or heart disease, according to a major European study. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Helsinki and the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy, are calling for new policies prevent obesity in girls [...]

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Extra Daily Dose of Fibre Helps Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

February 19, 2015 Diabetes General

Eating more fibre could improve weight loss and therefor reducing the risk of developing type 2diabetes, it is claimed. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in the United States carried out a study of 240 adults who were overweight and at risk of developing the condition over a year and concluded that more fibre in [...]

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Scientists Studying How Magnesium Affects Diabetes Risk

February 18, 2015 Diabetes General

A low intake of magnesium has been shown to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes but scientists say doctors need to know much more before they can accurately tailor nutritional therapy for patients. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition found several deep, specific interactions of diet, genetics, and ethnicity in [...]

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Study Reveals How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Cognitive Tests

February 17, 2015 Diabetes General

Type 2 diabetes is associated with worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviours and thought, a new study has found. Scientists from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have undertaken what they describe as the first comprehensive statistical summary of available studies that examine the link between [...]

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Teens and Young Adults Welcome Help to Control Type 1 Diabetes

February 16, 2015 Diabetes General

Around a third of teens and young adults face social barriers to diabetes management and welcome help to control their condition, new research has found. The problems range from embarrassment about testing blood glucose in the presence of their peers to inflexible schedules, according to the research carried out at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research [...]

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Scientists Challenge Guidelines on Blood Pressure for Diabetics

February 13, 2015 Diabetes General

Current European Union guidelines on how and when to lower blood pressure for diabetes patients could increase the risk of stroke and diabetic eye disease, it is claimed. In what is described as one of the most comprehensive systematic reviews of research in this area, scientists are challenging recent changes to US and European guidelines [...]

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