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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Protein behaviour provides clue to why diabetics are more prone to heart disease

February 24, 2017 News

An important protein has been identified by scientists in the United States which could be used to help to prevent diabetes-related heart disease. It is well documented that people with diabetes are at high risk of developing heart disease, but it has not been known what is behind this. Researchers at the University of North […]

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Scientists find junk DNA that could throw new light on diabetes development

February 23, 2017 News

Junk DNA, previously thought to have no function in the human genome could play a role in the development of diabetes, new research has found. Among the thousands of genes which code for vital proteins, hidden in plain sight are much vaster chunks of non-coding junk DNA and a team of international scientists has discovered […]

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Fasting diet found to reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes

February 22, 2017 Diets

A diet that mimics fasting for five days a month can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and combat other conditions like high blood pressure, new research has found. The diet, called FMD, is low in calories, sugars and protein but high in unsaturated fats and researchers in the United States have found […]

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Gastric band surgery benefits type 2 diabetics who are moderately overweight

February 21, 2017 News

A long term study, the first of its kind, has found that gastric band surgery has significant benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have focused on obese people and shown that the operation has benefits for them but now a new piece of research from Monash University in Australia found […]

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Butter named as the latest food to contribute to type 2 diabetes risk

February 21, 2017 Diets

The latest research into how food can affect the risk of developing type 2 diabetes adds butter to the list of foods that can contribute to the condition. Eating just 12 grams of butter a day, equivalent to the amount normally put on two slices of toast, is related to a high risk of type […]

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Patch blood sugar sensor could be available free for diabetics in UK

February 17, 2017 Treatment

An arm patch that reads blood sugar levels and puts an end to daily finger prick tests for diabetics could be available free in the UK. The sensor is the size of a £2 coin and is already available privately at the cost of £96 a month in the country but the National Health Service […]

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Body shape affects risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found

February 16, 2017 News

Body shape does have an effect on the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes as people with a genetic predisposition to put on weight around their middle are more likely to have the condition. People with an apple body shape, that is a higher waist to hip ratio were found to be more likely to […]

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Anti-ageing hormone found to have links with diabetic kidney disease

February 15, 2017 News

People with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of a protective anti-ageing hormone called Klotho, new research has found. Researchers from King’s College London believe that Klotho may play a significant role in the development of kidney disease, which is often prevalent in patients with diabetes. This could mean […]

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US scientists seeking ways of preventing diabetic eye disease

February 14, 2017 Treatment

Scientists are looking at ways of creating new therapies that will help to prevent the development of eye disease in people with diabetes. Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Massachusetts in the United States have found that a slight increase in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß), which is present in preclinical animal models […]

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Scientists find a way to change insulin producing cells to survive type 1 diabetes

February 13, 2017 News

Scientists have discovered how insulin producing cells that are typically destroyed in type 1 diabetes can change in order to survive an immune attack. They hope that their work can lead to new treatment strategies for recovering these cells in people with type 1 diabetes as although they no longer fully function some cells survive […]

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Three key studies launched in New Zealand to look at reducing risk of type 2 diabetes

February 10, 2017 News

Scientists are to undertake a major study into whether microbes found in the gut could hold the key to battling the development of diabetes and if probiotics and prebiotics could help. The team from Otago University in Wellington, New Zealand, will carry out a randomised placebo-controlled study to test whether probiotic supplements and prebiotics can […]

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