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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Research reveals the real health care cost of diabetes

August 27, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

The health care cost of people with diabetes is double that of those without the condition, new research in Canada has found. Each person living with diabetes requires care that costs the Canadian health care system an average of $16,000 over eight years, compared to $6,000 in average health care costs for people who don’t […]

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New analysis reveals extent of diabetes complications in UK

August 26, 2015 Diabetes General

People with diabetes in the UK suffer 200,000 devastating complications such as amputation, heart attack and stroke in a year, according to a new analysis from a leading charity. The analysis by Diabetes UK, based on National Diabetes Audit data, shows that in 2012/2013 there were 199,537 cases of debilitating diabetes-related complications in England and […]

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Scientists find biomarker in people with prediabetes

August 25, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers have identified a biomarker in overweight people with prediabetes that could help prevent them from going on to develop type 2 diabetes. The research in the United States found that people with prediabetes who are considered to be insulin resistant, that is unable to respond to the hormone insulin effectively, also have altered mitochondrial […]

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UK scientists announce breakthrough weight loss treatment for type 2 diabetes

August 24, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A daily dose of a diabetes drug could help combat obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study scientists are calling a breakthrough in weight loss management. The results of the international study involving nine countries are significant, according to Melanie Davies, professor of Diabetes Medicine at the Leicester Research Centre, University […]

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New form of diabetes drug metformin hailed as answer for more type 2 diabetics

August 21, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A new form of a diabetes drug that has been around for almost 60 years may help more people with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers. Metformin was introduced as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in the 1950s and is the recommended first line treatment for newly diagnosed patients, but scientists have not pinpointed […]

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Structured self-monitoring helps type 2 diabetics lower blood sugar levels

August 20, 2015 Diabetes General

A structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose schedule can help people with type 2 diabetes even if they don’t require insulin, new research suggests. As well as lowering blood sugar levels, working with a diabetes educator to create a schedule for blood glucose testing also helps motivate people with type 2 diabetes to eat healthier, be […]

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Swift genetic testing for diabetic babies means improved treatment

August 19, 2015 Diabetes General

Genetic testing for babies with diabetes results in improved treatment as it helps doctors anticipate future health problems, scientists have announced. Indeed, pinpointing the exact genetic causes of sometimes rare forms of diabetes can revolutionise the healthcare of these patients, according to the team from the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK. Babies […]

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Gestational diabetes affects future risk of type 2 for dads

August 18, 2015 Diabetes General

Gestational diabetes, which affects up to 20% of pregnant women, can increase the risk of a woman getting type 2 diabetes in later life, but now research suggests it can affect fathers as well. It is well known that women with gestational diabetes are seven times as likely to eventually develop type 2 diabetes but […]

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New analysis reveals explosion of diabetes in the UK

August 17, 2015 Diabetes General

In just 10 years, the United Kingdom has seen a 59.8% spike in the number of people living with diabetes. More than 3.3 million people are living with the condition, an increase of 1.2 million. These numbers come from analysis by Diabetes UK of figures extracted from official National Health Service data. Worse yet, this doesn’t […]

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Cash rewards helps teenagers with type 1 diabetes manage their blood sugar better

August 14, 2015 Diabetes General

Giving monetary rewards to teenagers with type 1 diabetes might help them to manage their blood sugar levels and take better care of themselves, new research suggests. Blood sugar testing often falls in adolescence as it is a time of life when diabetics move from being helped by their parents to manage the condition to doing […]

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Insulin pump use reduces risk of heart disease, new research has found

August 13, 2015 Diabetes General

Diabetics who use insulin pump users have a substantially lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease than those who inject themselves daily, new research has found. Although insulin pumps are being used more, the majority of insulin dependent diabetics still need to inject themselves several times a day. New research suggests that using a pump […]

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