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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Precision medicine technique could be used in treating type 2 diabetes

September 23, 2016 News

A new scientific method using stem cells could identify patient-specific drugs for people with type 2 diabetes similar to an approach now used to treat cancers. The method using human embryonic stem cells to model type 2 diabetes caused by genetic mutations may enable researchers to identify drugs that could treat the disease and extend […]

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Gene found that could play lead role in triggering type 2 diabetes

September 22, 2016 News

Scientists in the UK have identified a new gene which appears to play a lead role in triggering the onset of type 2 diabetes. It is hoped that the study of the gene will form the basis for the development of a new class of therapies that could aid doctors in the fight against diabetes. The […]

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Study finds depressed women more likely to get gestational diabetes

September 21, 2016 News

Depression in early pregnancy has been linked with gestational diabetes, with women feeling depressed twice as likely to develop the condition, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health in the United States have discovered a two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes. An analysis of pregnancy records found the danger […]

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New figures reveal the extent of diabetes in Europe

September 20, 2016 News

An estimated 59.8 million people in Europe have diabetes, around 9.1% of the continent’s population, but some countries have higher rates than others, according to new figures. The data from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) also suggests that there are some 23.5 million undiagnosed cases. It means that Europe has the second lowest age adjusted […]

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Fat storage study suggests why not all obese people develop type 2 diabetes

September 19, 2016 News

Efficient fat storage in the body can actually protect internal organs such as the liver, kidneys and heart in obese people prone to type 2 diabetes, new research has found. It is well documented that although being obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, scientists are looking at how the distribution of fat […]

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Researchers highlight need for universal thresholds for treating gestational diabetes

September 16, 2016 Pregnancy

There is an urgent need to find the best threshold to balance the potential benefits and harms of diabetes treatment for pregnant women, according to the authors of new research. The team from the Universities of York and Bristol in the UK and the NHS Bradford Institute for Health Research said it has found a consistent […]

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New research suggests long day time naps could be sign of type 2 diabetes

September 15, 2016 News

Taking a nap that lasts for more than an hour during the day could be a sign of impending type 2 diabetes, according to a new research paper. Observational studies carried out by researchers in Japan of several pieces of research involving more than 300,000 people made the link, but experts say that there is […]

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Marine snail venom could be basis of new diabetes treatment

September 14, 2016 News

Venom extracted from a species of marine snail could hold the key to a new more efficient treatment for diabetes through the development of super fast acting insulins, scientists have discovered. Researchers from Australia and the United States have successfully determined the three dimensional structure of insulin found in cone snail venom, revealing how this […]

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Latest official figures reveal growth of diabetes in part of the UK

September 13, 2016 News

Most countries in the world have rising levels of type 2 diabetes even although the condition is largely preventable or manageable by lifestyle changes and the latest figures show just much numbers are growing. The UK is one country that is battling against a rise in type 2 diabetes and where there are concerns that […]

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Tiny layers of pig tissue could led to breakthrough in treatment of type 1 diabetes

September 12, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States are exploring ways of using nano thin layers of pig tissue to treat type one diabetes by deterring or preventing immune rejection. The ultimate goal of the project from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is to transplant insulin producing cell clusters from pigs into humans. The technique would use pancreatic […]

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International trial of artificial pancreas for young children with type 1 diabetes announced

September 9, 2016 News

An international trial to test whether an artificial pancreas can help young children manage their type 1 diabetes will begin next year, it has been announced. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and causes the pancreas to stop producing sufficient insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels. With […]

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