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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Getting enough sleep can be a life saver for some diabetics

May 29, 2017 Diabetes General

People with diabetes who have high blood pressure and are overweight should make sure they are getting enough sleep as not enough can increase the risk of heart disease, new research has found. It is well documented just how important sleep is for good health but according to the researchers from Pennsylvania State University it […]

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Natural compound in red wine and berries could help with diabetic related heart disease

May 26, 2017 News

A natural compound found in red wine, peanuts, berries and the skin of red grapes, may reduce artery stiffness in some people with type 2 diabetes, new research has found. It is well documented that people with diabetes can be more prone to heart disease and the new research indicates that there may be ways […]

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Simple eye drops could treat diabetic related eye conditions and fend off risk of blindness

May 24, 2017 Treatment

Researches in the UK are looking at using simple eye drops to treat eye problems caused by diabetes which could replace the need for monthly injections. Currently people suffering from diabetic retinopathy face the discomfort of regular injections to prevent the condition from worsening and protecting them from the risk of blindness. But a new […]

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Top diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria

May 23, 2017 Treatment

Scientists are closer to understanding why the most commonly prescribed drug for diabetes works and have found it affects the bacteria in the gut. Metformin, prescribed for diabetics around the world is generally believed to lower blood glucose levels by reducing the amount of glucose made in the liver. But now researchers believe it also […]

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New generation of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

May 22, 2017 Treatment

Scientists in Australia and the United States are working on a new generation of drugs to treat diabetes aimed at helping them to avoid daily insulin injections. Two new pieces of research, described as ground breaking, aim to develop pills to treat type 2 diabetes which is a growing conditions worldwide linked to lifestyle and […]

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New drugs that affect hormones which regulate blood sugar levels being developed

May 19, 2017 News

Insights into the role of hormone called ghrelin could lead to the development of new drugs to treat diabetes, according to research from the United States. The researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre had already been looking at how blood glucose levels are tightly regulated by the opposing actions of the hormones […]

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Just two weeks of inactivity increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes

May 18, 2017 News

Holidays and time off are for relaxing but new research suggests that if you spend a two-week vacation being a couch potato then you could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Just two weeks if inactivity in young healthy people can reduce muscle mass and produce metabolic changes that can lead to an […]

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Researchers find out more about why diabetics are more at risk of heart disease and stroke

May 17, 2017 News

Researchers in Australia and the United States have discovered a mechanism which could explain why people with diabetes have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Platelets play an integral role in cardiovascular disease, not only in the formation of the blood clots responsible for heart attacks and stroke, but also in […]

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Temperature affects risk of developing gestational diabetes

May 16, 2017 News

Women exposed to colder temperatures during pregnancy have a lower rate of gestational diabetes than those exposed to hotter temperatures, new research has found. The work from researchers at St Michael’s hospital in Toronto, Canada, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) found that for every 10 degree Celsius rise in temperature, women had […]

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New science centre in UK working towards a cure for all diabetes

May 15, 2017 Diabetes General

Work to find new treatments and even a cure for type 1 diabetes has taken a step forward with the creation of a pioneering diabetes research centre in the UK which will focus on islet cell transplantation. The Newcastle Isolation and Innovation Hub is based at Newcastle University and the team there will be testing […]

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Scientists create mini pancreas in the abdomen that reverses insulin dependence

May 12, 2017 Treatment

Scientists have successfully created a ‘mini’ pancreas in tissue in the abdomen which reversed long term insulin dependence in a patient with type 1 diabetes. It involved transplanting pancreatic islet cells in the omentum, an apron-like tissue that cover the abdominal organs which can be easily accessed without invasive surgery and has the same blood […]

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