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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International study launches to see if insulin pill can prevent type 1 diabetes

July 7, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A major international study is underway to find out if insulin pills could prevent type 1 diabetes from developing. More than 400 children who have a sibling with type 1 diabetes are taking part in the research which is being funded by the United States government but spread across eight countries. The youngsters have all [...]

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Weight loss surgery may be more effective than lifestyle change for some diabetics

July 6, 2015 Diabetes Management

A new study suggests that weight loss surgery could be more effective for obese people with type 2 diabetes than lifestyle changes over the course of three years. Past studies have shown that surgery sometimes results in an improvement, but it is a controversial subject, as many experts advise lifestyle change as a simple and [...]

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New gene defect relating to type 2 diabetes and obesity found by researchers

July 3, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans has been discovered by scientists in London through DNA sequencing, but the defect is rare. A large number of genes are involved in regulating body weight, and there are now over 30 known genes in which people with harmful changes in DNA sequence [...]

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Scientists discover why and how diabetes damages the heart

July 2, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists in the United States have discovered a potential new treatment for diabetes-related heart damage after finding out how too much blood sugar affects this vital organ. The team at John Hopkins University Medical Centre have located what they describe as the ‘epicentre of mischief’ wreaked by too much blood sugar. Working with diabetic rats, [...]

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Study confirms: knowledge of elevated blood sugar prompts lifestyle change

July 1, 2015 Diabetes Management

If more people were checked for pre-diabetes they could avoid progressing to the full condition as they would be more likely to change their lifestyle, new research suggests. Type 2 diabetes can be avoided by changes in diet and exercise, but only about one in eight people with so-called ‘pre-diabetes’, often a precursor to full-blown [...]

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Specialist visit reduces heart disease risk in recently diagnosed type 2 diabetics

June 30, 2015 Diabetes General

People recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see a specialist within a year, new research has found. Indeed, those who fall into this group who were seen by an endocrinologist had a 10% to 20% lower rate of [...]

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Having pets may help young people with diabetes better manage their care

June 29, 2015 Diabetes Management

Having a pet, even an easy-to-look-after goldfish, can help children and teenagers cope with the routine of their daily diabetes care, new research has found. This is because pets care revolves around routine and giving a child something to look after helps them to focus on the need to do certain things regularly or at [...]

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Almost half of type 2 diabetics not confident about managing their condition

June 26, 2015 Diabetes Management

Almost half of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes are not confident about managing their condition and are therefore at risk of complications, a new survey has found. Some 42% of people polled by leading charity Diabetes UK believe that they do not have enough information to help them cope with the disease [...]

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Australian report highlights the cost of diabetic eye disease

June 25, 2015 Symptoms

The impact of diabetic eye disease on the economy and the ability of workers to carry out their jobs should not be underestimated, according to a major investigation carried out in Australia. A new report shows that diabetic macular oedema (DME) is estimated to cost the country $2.07 billion in indirect economic costs with a [...]

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Osteoporosis drug could prove useful for diabetics, new research finds

June 24, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A drug commonly used to treat the bone condition osteoporosis has been found to stimulate the production of cells that control insulin. Scientists in the United States say they have discovered a link between the drug Denosumab and the production of insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, beta cells die [...]

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Micro needle patch could mean an end to daily injections for diabetics

June 23, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers has created a smart insulin patch which they believe could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check. The patch can be placed anywhere on the body to detect increases in blood sugar and then secrete doses of insulin when needed, which [...]

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