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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The age a girl start menstruation could affect risk of developing gestational diabetes

March 24, 2017 News

The age at which girls start menstruating could be a risk factor for developing diabetes during pregnancy, new research has found. The earlier periods start the more likely a woman is to suffer from gestational diabetes, according to study that analyses data from more than 4,700 women in Australia. The researchers from the University of […]

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Global warming could be contributing to rise in type 2 diabetes

March 23, 2017 News

Global warming is the latest phenomenon to be linked with the rapid increase in type 2 diabetes with scientists finding that higher temperatures might affect insulin sensitivity. A team of Dutch researchers from the Leiden University Medical Centre have decided to investigate if rising temperatures could be having an effect on the way the body […]

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Scientists hope enzyme study could lead to new treatment for diabetic kidney problems

March 22, 2017 News

An enzyme that has a role in the body’s metabolic memory could lead to the development of new treatments for diabetes-related kidney failure. Scientists from Australia are currently studying metabolic memory, a phenomenon where episodes of hyperglycaemia continue to increase a person’s risk of diabetes-related complications long after blood glucose levels have returned to target […]

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Cutting calories and exercising helps type 2 diabetics to reverse the condition

March 21, 2017 Diets

A combination of cutting calories, exercising and keeping glucose under control can reverse type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The study in Canada found that 40% of participants were able to stop taking their diabetes medication because their bodies had begun to produce adequate amounts of insulin again. The trial carried out by a […]

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Scientists discover role of immune cells in developing type 2 diabetes

March 20, 2017 News

Immune cells, which are reduced in number in people who are obese, could be a new target to develop treatments for type 2 diabetes that affects those who are overweight, new research suggests. A new collaborative study between the University of Manchester and the University of Salford and Lund University in Sweden investigated a type […]

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More people getting type 2 diabetes but they are living longer

March 17, 2017 Diabetes General

The number of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes has quadrupled over the last two decades but people with the condition are living longer, according to a new study. The increase is common in many countries around the world and it is linked to rising obesity levels with this latest study from Cardiff […]

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Three hours of screen time a time puts children at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

March 16, 2017 Diabetes General

Children who watch television and use computers for more than three hours a day may be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. Parents around the world worry about the amount of time their offspring spend using screens but now research involving 4,500 nine and 10-year-olds has found that […]

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Genes in subcutaneous fat could hold the key to treating type 2 diabetes

March 15, 2017 Diabetes General

Almost 100 genes have been identified by scientists in fat cells that could have significant roles in the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as heart disease. Some of the 93 genes that have now been found in subcutaneous fat, that is fat directly under the skin, could even be targeted to […]

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New dietary approach can reverse type 2 diabetes in just 10 weeks

March 14, 2017 Diets

A new approach to diet that can reverse type 2 diabetes in a matter of weeks is being hailed as ‘mind blowing’ and scientists say it could overhaul the treatment of the condition. Researchers have found that reducing carbohydrates and eating more fat has a dramatic effect which could reverse type 2 diabetes in just […]

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Digital risk calculators being developed to help diabetics

March 13, 2017 News

People with diabetes could benefit from digital ‘risk calculators’ in the future that help healthcare professionals prescribe the best combination of medicine for each person. Research in the UK into personalised treatments has resulted in a one risk calculator being developed by teams from Exeter, Dundee, Oxford and Glasgow Universities which predicts how well someone’s […]

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Group meetings found to be helpful for managing type 2 diabetes

March 10, 2017 News

More consideration should be given to group-based education to help people with type 2 diabetes as it is beneficial and cost effective, according to new research. Those taking part often absorb more detailed information than they would do in a one-to-one meeting about their diabetes management as there is more time for discussions, according to […]

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