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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UK to offer more weight loss surgery to type 2 diabeteics

November 28, 2014 Treatment

More people in the UK who have type 2 diabetes and are obese are set to be offered weight loss surgery in a bid to manage a huge rise in the disease. New guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS in England, said obesity was an [...]

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Fat studies could lead to new drugs for type 2 diabetes

November 27, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new mechanism that encourages glucose uptake in brown fat in the body may lead to new drugs being developed to help, and even cure, type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body’s tissues cannot respond to insulin, rendering them unable to take up sugar from the blood. Because insulin is released after eating [...]

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Too many diabetics being denied test strip prescriptions, survey finds

November 26, 2014 Diabetes Management

Diabetics in England are being denied the opportunity to effectively monitor their blood glucose levels because their prescriptions for test strips are being restricted, it is claimed. A new survey by charity Diabetes UK found that 46% of 1,300 respondents had had prescriptions refused or restricted within the last 12 months. Of the respondents who [...]

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Exercise doesn’t always improve blood sugar in type 2 diabetics

November 25, 2014 Diabetes Management

As many as one in five people with type 2 diabetes do not see any improvement in blood sugar management when they take part in a supervised exercise regime, according to a new scientific review. Since obesity and lack of physical activity are two key risk factors for type 2 diabetes, health care personnel frequently [...]

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Vegetarian diet may be the key to controlling type 2 diabetes

November 24, 2014 Diets

A vegetarian plant-only diet can significantly improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine, analysed previous data and found that eating a vegetable-based diet reduced levels of a key blood protein that can create a [...]

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Almost 8 million Americans don’t know they’re diabetic

November 21, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Nearly eight million people in the United States are diabetic but don’t know it, a new study has found. This is despite the fact that about two thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers from Emory University School of Medicine [...]

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WHO warns China over escalating levels of type 2 diabetes

November 20, 2014 Diabetes Management

The World Health Organisation has warned that lifestyle and diet changes in China have turned the country into the home of a third of the world’s diabetes patients. It wants people across China to be aware of simple lifestyle changes that can dramatically reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, which is associated with [...]

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Moderate coffee consumption may reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%

November 19, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Regular, moderate consumption of coffee may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a quarter, according to a new report. Epidemiological evidence shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none [...]

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Study finds EU states not doing enough to treat and prevent diabetes

November 18, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

European Union member states are too slow when it comes to proper implementation and monitoring of diabetes treatment and prevention, a new study claims. Though diabetes treatment and prevention have improved in recent years, this tardiness means that Europe is losing the battle against the growing diabetes epidemic, according to a new report published by [...]

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Study finds robots help children cope with diabetes

November 17, 2014 Diabetes Management

Robots can help children with diabetes understand the condition and feel more confident about their futures, a four year research study has found. ALIZ-E, an €8.3million initiative funded by the European Commission and led by Plymouth University, uses Nao robots that are 60 centimetres high and equipped with specially designed speech recognition software that allows [...]

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World Diabetes Day marked with plea to adopt healthy eating plan

November 14, 2014 Diets

Today is World Diabetes Day, and to mark it, the International Diabetes Federation is encouraging everyone to have a healthy breakfast as a way of lessening the burden of diabetes. The organisation says that eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – foods that help include fresh fruit, whole grains [...]

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