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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Research reveals more hospital admissions for avoidable diabetic complications

July 22, 2016 News

Hospital admissions for a short term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39% in England in the last 10 years, a new analysis has found. The number of hospitalisations is a cause for concern for many countries where the number of people with diabetes is rising and in England alone almost 80,000 people […]

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New guidelines say kids with suspected diabetes must see specialist right away

July 21, 2016 Treatment

Children and young people with suspected diabetes should be seen by a specialist immediately, according to a new quality standard issued in the UK. When a GP suspects a child or young person has diabetes, they should immediately be sent to hospital and seen the same day by a specialist, the new quality standard says, […]

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Thumbnail image for Moderate, regular exercise may be better to stave off diabetes than a more vigorous regime

Moderate, regular exercise may be better to stave off diabetes than a more vigorous regime

July 20, 2016 News

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for helping to combat type 2 diabetes, new research has found. Researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine, in North Carolina in the United States carried out a six month study of 150 people who were diagnosed with prediabetes on the […]

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Regular cycling, even among older adults, lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

July 19, 2016 News

Cycling regularly is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life, new research has found. Those who choose to cycle to work or for fun not only are less likely to develop the condition, but also the risk of type 2 diabetes decreases with the longer amount of time spent […]

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Scientists reveal the most detailed picture yet of genetics connected with type 2 diabetes

July 18, 2016 News

Scientists have compared the genetic variation between individuals with type 2 diabetes and those without the condition to reveal the most detailed picture yet of the genetics underlying the condition. They were able to test the contribution made by rare, private DNA differences, as well as those that are common and shared between people and […]

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Imbalance in gut bacteria could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

July 15, 2016 News

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, but ground breaking new research suggests that specific imbalances in gut bacteria can be to blame. A team of European and Chinese scientists have found that the imbalance is an essential contributor to insulin resistance, which results in an increased […]

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Research reveals 24,000 diabetics in UK are dying needlessly

July 14, 2016 Diabetes General

Up to 24,000 people with diabetes in the UK are dying needlessly each year because the country’s National Health Service is failing to educate them in how to manage their condition effectively, it is claimed. Since 2003, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has recommended that all diabetics be offered programmes which […]

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Healthy looking adults may still have prediabetes, new study finds

July 13, 2016 News

A third of adults over the age of 45 who are a healthy weight and may not think they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes could still be at risk despite appearing slender, new research has found. In what is believe to be the first study of its kind to examine trends in […]

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Global diabetes numbers underestimated by 25% says new research

July 12, 2016 News

The prevalence of diabetes around the world has been seriously underestimated by at least 25% as methods used to collect data have been inadequate, according to a new research paper. In 2015 the official International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated the number of people with diabetes was 415 million; however, the actual number may be as […]

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New figures highlight the growing problem of diabetic related amputations in Australia

July 11, 2016 News

The rate of diabetes-related amputations in Australia has reached a critical level with the increasing cost a threat to the long term viability of the country’s health system, it is claimed. More than 4,400 diabetes-related amputations are performed at Australian hospitals every year, most are preventable, and these contribute to the increasing cost of diabetes […]

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Study shows the role of a plant-based diet in helping reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

July 8, 2016 Diets

A plant-based diet, especially one rich in whole grains, fruit, vegetables and nuts, could help to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the United States, also points out that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of […]

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