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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Clinical inertia is preventing type 2 diabetics getting treatment when they need it

April 28, 2016 News

People with type 2 diabetes in the UK are being let down because they are being forced to wait for further treatment when needed, a new research study has found. Maintaining tight control of blood sugars in people with type 2 diabetes can lead to significant reductions in related complications, previous evidence has shown. But […]

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Negative thoughts can affect outcomes for diabetic foot ulcers

April 27, 2016 News

Diabetics who suffer from foot ulcers and are positive about their treatment and outlook are more likely to have am longer life expectancy, new research has found. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are susceptible to leg and foot ulcers because of nerve damage and the narrowing of arteries to the feet and […]

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Key gut hormone holds key to putting type 2 diabetes into remission

April 26, 2016 News

Experts in the UK and Norway have identified the factor which puts type 2 diabetes into remission following bariatric surgery. It is well known that bariatric surgery can be effective at putting type 2 diabetes into remission, and the effects are often seen almost immediately after surgery, long before the patient loses any significant weight. […]

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Scientists find “missing” molecule that could help prevent type 1 diabetes

April 25, 2016 Diabetes General

Scientists in the United Kingdom have identified a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with type 1 diabetes. In doing so they have effectively solved a decades old medical mystery and say it could now lead to better identification of individuals at risk of type 1 diabetes and help […]

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Researchers identify a need for type 1 diabetics to be screened for vitamin D deficiency

April 22, 2016 Diabetes General

People with type diabetes, especially children should be tested for vitamin D levels, it is claimed, after a study found a high incidence of deficiency. The study in the United States is the first to look at vitamin D deficiency and its association with blood glucose levels. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of […]

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Trial gets underway aimed at preventing type 1 diabetes in at risk youngsters

April 21, 2016 Diabetes General

A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regime can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in the UK. The autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT) will look at giving metformin, the most common diabetes drug, to young people at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes […]

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Insulin producing cell transplantation treatment set to be licenced for type 1 diabetics

April 20, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States are in a position to seek a licence for new treatment for type 1 diabetes involving the transplantation of islets that contain insulin producing cells. In what is being described as a major step forward for this kind of treatment a new clinical trial results show that transplantation of pancreatic […]

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Metformin found to positively affect cancer risk for diabetic post-menopausal women

April 19, 2016 News

There has been a lot of research recently about diabetes drugs and their links to cancer but now there is some good news for post-menopausal diabetic women who take metformin. A new study has found that those who use the drug long term for the treatment of their diabetes may be at lower risk of […]

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Study confirms increased risk of bladder cancer with diabetes drug

April 19, 2016 News

Medical professionals should be aware that a common diabetes drug has been found to increase the risk of bladder cancer, scientists in Canada have warned. The association between the drug pioglitazone and bladder cancer risk should be taken into account when assessing treatment so that all risks and benefits are discussed, said the team of […]

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Study finds type 2 diabetics are more prone to serious liver disease

April 15, 2016 Diabetes General

People with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of serious liver disease than those without the condition, new research from the UK has shown. Researchers warn that hospital admissions and deaths caused by liver disease are likely to rise if cases of type 2 diabetes continue to increase at current rates. The research team, […]

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Scientists create fully functioning pancreatic cells for the first time

April 14, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States have created fully functioning pancreatic cells that produce insulin in the laboratory from human stem cells for the first time, it has been announced. It is claimed that the move could help to transform future treatments for people with type 1 diabetes and is being hailed as a breakthrough as […]

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