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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A simple drug patch could mean fewer diabetic amputations

October 30, 2014 Treatment

Foot amputations, one of the most serious complications of diabetes, could become less prevalent as scientists have developed a new drug that helps lower limb ulcers heal better. The new drug can be administered through a skin patch and not only aids the healing process, but also prevents the wounds from recurring. This is especially [...]

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Will this two part test help diagnose diabetes faster?

October 29, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers in the UK are trialling a new two part test that could lead to the development of a national screening programme for diabetes. A team led by Dr. Patrick Sharp, a consultant diabetologist at Southampton General Hospital, will assess the effectiveness of using a simple finger prick blood test in conjunction with a questionnaire [...]

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Number of diabetics suffering from kidney failure set to soar

October 28, 2014 Diabetes General

If you’re diabetic, make sure you get your annual health check — the number of diabetics suffering from kidney failure is set to double in the next 10 years, says Diabetes UK. For example, if the rate of diabetes-related kidney failure in England and Wales stays the same, then the projected increase in diabetes prevalence [...]

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Sunlight may have a role in the fight against type 2 diabetes

October 27, 2014 Treatment

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Scientists from Edinburgh, Southampton and Perth in Australia found that mice that had their fur shaved to expose their skin to UV light were slower to gain weight, even when they were overfed. Exposure to UV light, [...]

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Could this unlikely drug help correct insulin resistance?

October 24, 2014 Treatment

A drug commonly used to treat intestinal worms may hold the key to a new treatment for tackling insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New York believe that a modified form of the drug niclosamide could be used. Victor Shengkan Jin, an associate professor [...]

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Scientists find type 2 diabetics cope less well with stress

October 23, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 2 diabetes are less physically able to recover from stress and are more prone to pessimism and depression, new research has found. The findings of a study by scientists at University College London and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart Foundation, could lead to new approaches in the prevention [...]

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This simple method helps predict future risk of type 2 diabetes

October 22, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

University researchers have discovered what they describe as a simple way to predict an adult’s future risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A study undertaken by scientists at McMaster University’s medical school in Ontario, Canada, found that the blood glycaemia level at one hour after drinking a glucose solution of 75 grams beats every known [...]

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Studying twins provides strong clues about type 2 diabetes development

October 21, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A study of identical twins has identified some mechanisms that could be behind the development of type 2 diabetes. According to researchers from Lund University in Sweden, this may explain cases where one identical twin develops type 2 diabetes while the other remains healthy, as they found that there are a large number of differences [...]

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EU drivers may be failing to report hypos due to new licensing rules

October 20, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes in European Union countries are likely failing to report severe hypos experienced while driving because they face losing their licence, new research has found. Rules introduced in 20102 under the EU Third Directive on Driving (2006) mean that if they report two or more severe hypoglycaemic events, defined as an [...]

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New treatment could restore insulation secretion in type 2 diabetics

October 17, 2014 Treatment

A new treatment for type 2 diabetes, which targets the disease mechanism itself and not just the symptoms, is being tested by scientists in Sweden. For the first time, knowledge about the individual patient’s genetic risk profile is being used by researchers at Lund University. This could mean a treatment that completely restores the capacity [...]

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This innovative new diabetes drug is switched on by LED light

October 16, 2014 Treatment

A new drug for type 2 diabetes that is switched on by a blue light shone on the skin is being developed by scientists. The prototype drug known as JB253 has been found to stimulate insulin release from pancreatic cells in the laboratory when exposed to blue LED light. Scientists say it has the potential [...]

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