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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Thumbnail image for Studying twins provides strong clues about type 2 diabetes development

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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Young adults with type 2 diabetes may also have high anxiety levels

October 15, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

New research shows that young adults with type 2 diabetes experience similar levels of depression and anxiety as those with type 1 diabetes. In the first ever study of its kind, by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes found that both types of diabetes can create the same level of anxiety and depression. [...]

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Could fat molecules lower blood sugar?

October 14, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A newly discovered class of molecules found in fat could help in the fight against type 2 diabetes, as they can assist the body to lowering blood sugar levels. According to scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) in Boston, this new class of molecules produced in human and mouse [...]

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US scientists announce giant leap forward in type 1 diabetes research

October 13, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists in the United States have announced a ‘giant leap forward’ in type 1 diabetes treatment research, but stressed that it is not yet the elusive cure for the condition. The major breakthrough has come after a Harvard University scientist, Dr. Doug Melton, dedicated his life to working to finding a cure for type 1 [...]

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American and 45+? You should be getting screened for diabetes

October 10, 2014 News

A US health task force has recommended that every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The US Preventative Services Task Force says that for people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more often, can help prevent or [...]

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Diet could be to blame for Asian Americans at risk of type 2 diabetes

October 9, 2014 Diets

Diet may be the cause of Asian Americans being at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prone to developing the disease at lower body weights, it is claimed. Scientists from the Harvard Medical School and the Joslin Diabetes Centre believe the reason may lie in the transition from a traditional high fibre, [...]

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Scientists investigating if winter virus could cause type 1 diabetes

October 8, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A trigger before birth, such as the mother suffering from a winter viral infection, could be a cause of type 1 diabetes in children, scientists believe. Evidence from a new study at the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre in Israel in collaboration with an international team of researchers suggests that type 1 diabetes could be initiated [...]

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Young people in UK with diabetes not getting vital health checks

October 7, 2014 Diabetes General

People with diabetes in parts of the UK who are aged under 40 receive fewer vital checks and hit treatment targets less often than older age groups, a new report has found. The National Diabetes Audit 2012/2013, which looks at the care of over two million people in England and Wales with diabetes, found that [...]

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