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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Thumbnail image for Scientists closer to knowing why gastric bypass cures type 2 diabetes

Scientists closer to knowing why gastric bypass cures type 2 diabetes

July 24, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists say they are a step closer to understanding why type 2 diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery. The research, carried out at the University of Manchester, says the cure can likely be explained by the actions of specialised cells in the intestine that secrete a cocktail of [...]

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UK adults at risk of type 2 diabetes in denial about the condition, new study finds

July 23, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

One in three adults in the UK are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but two thirds of those are not worried about their health, according to a new study. According to the Simply Health Advisory Research Panel, millions of people across the country are playing a dangerous game of diabetes denial. A [...]

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Statins could help type 2 diabetics with heart disease live longer

July 22, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

The use of cholesterol lowering statins may help prolong the lives of people with type 2 diabetes who also suffer from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. According to leading organisations such as the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among those with type 2 diabetes, with [...]

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Australia uses sharks and spiders to get type 2 diabetes message across

July 21, 2014 Diabetes General

Sharks, spiders and scary clowns are not things you would immediately associate with diabetes, but a new campaign compares a fear of them with the threat of type 2 diabetes. The campaign in Australia is using the imagery to show people that the threat from the condition is as real as things they really are [...]

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Study shows insulin pumps provide better control than daily injections

July 18, 2014 Diabetes Management

Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new international study suggests. The researchers looked at 331 diabetic patients aged 30 to 75 with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who were using multiple injections every day to control their blood sugar levels. In the study, funded [...]

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More dietary fibre could help combat growth of type 2 diabetes

July 17, 2014 Diabetes Management

Eating more fibre is being recommended by health officials as one way of tackling the increase in type 2 diabetes. A new report in the UK by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition at Public Health England recommends increasing the amount of daily fibre from 23.4 grams to 30 grams and limiting the amount of [...]

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Smart contact lens to measure glucose levels to be developed

July 16, 2014 Diabetes Management

A smart contact lens that could help millions of diabetics measure glucose levels in their eyes is set to be developed. It is being hailed as a ‘computer’ that sits on the eye to measure glucose levels in tear fluid, which then sends data wirelessly to a mobile device Technology giant Google and Swiss drug [...]

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Insulin resistance may develop in the womb, scientists have found

July 15, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists are trying to find out if the metabolism of a pregnant woman can affect her unborn baby, making it more prone to developing obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. It is already known that children whose mothers are obese and diabetic are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood, but [...]

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UK could recommend bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes

July 14, 2014 Diets

More overweight people with type 2 diabetes in the UK could be offered bariatric surgery after the national body responsible for health recommendations issued new draft guidance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends more weight loss surgery for people with type 2 diabetes and also says that very low calorie diets [...]

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Combination exercises better for blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics

July 11, 2014 Diabetes Management

Combining aerobic and resistance training, rather than either alone, is best for controlling both blood sugar and blood fat profiles among people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. However, study author Lukas Schwingshackl of the University of Vienna in Austria, pointed out that the strength of the results is weakened when studies with [...]

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Diabetes researchers call for new BMI thresholds for different ethnic groups

July 10, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

The definition of obesity should be different for some ethnic populations because black and Asian adults may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes at a lower weight than others, a new study suggests. According to the team at the University of Glasgow, new BMI thresholds are needed for ethnic minorities because being overweight [...]

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