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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New data shows type 2 diabetes growth in the US has stalled

October 1, 2014 Diabetes General

There is good news about the rising number of people with type 2 diabetes in the US, as a new study shows that after growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of growth has stalled. Data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the incidence of type 2 diabetes among American [...]

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Boring job with long hours? You have a 30% higher risk of diabetes

September 30, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People working more than 55 hours per week doing a manual or low socio-economic status job have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who work a shorter week, new research has found. Researchers at University College London, led by Professor Mika Kivimaki, analysed data from Europe, the United States, Japan and [...]

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Sweden has best diabetes care in the EU, new analysis suggests

September 29, 2014 Diabetes Management

Sweden has the best healthcare system in Europe when it comes to tackling diabetes, but this is probably due to having a better national registry, a new study claims. The country has come out on top in a comparison of the 28 European Union member states, as well as Norway and Switzerland, in an analysis [...]

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New initiatives launched in Canada to help schoolkids with diabetes

September 26, 2014 Diabetes Management

New initiatives in Canada have been announced with the aim of keeping children with diabetes safe, healthy and fully involved in school activities. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) have launched the global Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project and information pack, which offers resources to teachers, children and [...]

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New long lasting insulin drug found to be safe for children with type 1 diabetes

September 24, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A long acting insulin drug has been shown to be effective and safe for long term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late stage trial. Results of the first trial to look at the long term safety of Tresiba in children aged one to 18 [...]

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Artificial sweeteners may have negative impact on type 2 diabetes: study

September 23, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Using artificial sweeteners for weight control may have a role to play in the future development of type 2 diabetes, it is claimed. But scientists have urged people not to make any radical change to their diet, as more research is needed into the relationship between sweeteners and type 2 diabetes. A study from researchers [...]

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High fat dairy foods can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, new research finds

September 22, 2014 Diets

Full fat milk, cream and cheese could have a role to play in fighting the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even although fatty foods are often shunned by people trying to keep their diet under control. New research has found that people with the highest consumption of high fat dairy products, an estimated eight [...]

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Study finds statins could reduce risk of common type 2 diabetic complications

September 19, 2014 Diabetes Management

Statins could reduce the development of common complication that can lead to blindness and amputations in people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. It is well established that statins can effectively reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes in people with type 2 diabetes, but not whether statin use affects the development of [...]

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Insulin producing cell research reaches an important stage in fight against type 1 diabetes

September 18, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new procedure that can turn stem cells into insulin producing cells is being hailed as an important step in the fight against type 1 diabetes. A study from the University of British Columbia in Canada, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, reveals that stem cells can be turned [...]

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New test finds even diabetics who appear healthy may have heart damage

September 17, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a sixfold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new research suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States used an ultra-sensitive test to identify minute levels of a protein released into the blood when [...]

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Researchers find nine genetic variants that increase risk of type 2 diabetes sevenfold

September 16, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers in the United States have identified nine genetic variants that dramatically increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The work carried out at Harvard Medical School is being hailed as significant as it adds to the existing knowledge of the disease’s underpinnings and provides a glimpse of its vast genetic diversity. The variants [...]

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