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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Researchers find molecular mechanism to help treat heart disease in diabetics

May 27, 2016 News

A team of scientists in the United States has uncovered a molecular mechanism involved in a common form of heart damage found in people with diabetes. People with diabetes have a two to five time higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For decades doctors have noticed unhealthy changes in the hearts of diabetics called diabetic […]

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New technology aims to create insulin producing islets in the lab

May 26, 2016 News

New technology that can create islets, the organoids responsible for insulin production, in a laboratory could result in new treatments for type 1 diabetics without the need for daily injections. The University of Aberdeen in Scotland and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT) have joined together to develop a novel technology which they believe […]

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International call for bariatric surgery to be used as treatment for type 2 diabetes

May 25, 2016 Treatment

Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, should be recognised as a standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, according to a leading group of international diabetes organisations. In a joint statement, the group states that surgery ought to be recommended to treat people with type 2 diabetes who have certain levels of Body Mass […]

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New two year pilot study to look at how mindfulness can help type 1 diabetics

May 24, 2016 News

A study to explore whether a technique similar to meditation can be used to help adults with type 1 diabetes improve their diabetes control and their emotional wellbeing has been launched in Scotland. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen in partnership with the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling, and consultant medical staff at NHS Grampian […]

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Study finds glucose monitors helps motivate diabetics to exercise

May 23, 2016 News

A pilot study has found that people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are motivated to exercise more if they use a continuous glucose monitor. The monitors measure blood glucose levels every five minutes using a sensor just under the skin, usually around the abdomen, and a reading is displayed on a pager sized device […]

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Scientists begin to work out why gestational diabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes

May 20, 2016 News

Why gestational diabetes leads to type 2 diabetes has baffled medical science for decades, but new research has shown the answer could be in the ability of genes to change their behaviour due to signals from the environment. Scientists are now beginning to understand how environmental factors can lead to changes to important proteins, called […]

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New study finds physically fit people are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes

May 19, 2016 Diabetes General

A long term study in the United States has found that people with higher levels of physical fitness are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It is well known that exercise plays an important part in fending off and also managing type 2 diabetes but this 20 year study researchers from the University of […]

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New plan announced in UK to reduce diabetic amputations

May 18, 2016 News

A new framework has been launched in the UK to help people with diabetes avoid unnecessary amputations and reduce deaths due to diabetic ulceration. The report from a host of the main organisations who care for people with diabetic foot disease, aims to make sure patients with acute diabetic foot disease receive high quality care […]

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Scientists take step forward in finding ways to treat, prevent and even halt type 1 diabetes

May 17, 2016 News

Scientists have discovered that germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body’s immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin. It has previously been shown that killer T-cells, a type of white blood cell that normally protects us from germs, play a major part in type […]

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Compounds in oranges and red grapes could be used as new type 2 diabetes treatment

May 16, 2016 News

Red grapes and oranges have the ability to improve insulin resistance similar to weight loss surgery and could be used as a new treatment for type 2 diabetes. A combination of two compounds found in these fruit works three times faster than bariatric surgery, according to a new study from the University of Warwick in […]

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Insulin secreting cells from people with type 1 diabetes raises new treatment option

May 13, 2016 News

Scientists have produced insulin secreting cells from stem cells from people with type 1 diabetes which could lead to a pioneering treatment for people with the condition. The discovery by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University suggests a personalised treatment approach to diabetes may be on the horizon. […]

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