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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UK charity says less sugar and fat in food could help with rising tide of type 2 diabetes

February 8, 2016 Diabetes General

Diet is important for people with diabetes amid concerns that too much sugar, salt and fat is partly to blame for a rise in type 2 and now a new survey shows that manufacturers should make food healthier. A survey by British charity Diabetes UK found that 75% want the amount of saturated fat, salt […]

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Scientists link formation of type 2 diabetes with failure of muscles to convert sugar

February 5, 2016 News

The way muscles convert sugar is directly related to the formation of type 2 diabetes, a discovery that could lead to the development of a new drug treatment. Scientists from the University of Melbourne’s Medical School in Australia used what is called elegant gene splicing technology to provide the first strong evidence that when muscles […]

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Study confirms that statins could increase risk of type 2 diabetes

February 4, 2016 News

Statins are often recommended to older people to combat the risk of heart disease but now new research suggests that the drug can almost double the risk of diabetes. Researchers from the University of Texas in the United States were concerned about their findings, which also suggest that statins can cause up to a twofold […]

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An extra hour of sitting during the day increases risk of type 2 diabetes, says new research

February 3, 2016 News

Each extra hour of sitting during the day, for example in front of a computer, is associated with a 22% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The results came from a study where 2,497 participants with a mean age of 60 of which 52% men had a wearable device attached to […]

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Type 2 diabetics can be more prone to tendon pain, research confirms

February 2, 2016 News

People with type 2 diabetes embarking on an exercise programme should take is slowly and work up to an appropriate level of exertion as the condition can make them more prone to tendon pain, new research has found. Based on an analysis of past studies, researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes are more […]

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Sleep affects a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found

February 1, 2016 News

The amount of sleep a woman is getting can affect her risk of developing type 2 diabetes and this should be taken into account by doctors and health care workers, a new study says. If it can be established that a woman may be at a higher risk of diabetes because of her sleep patterns […]

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Younger people with diabetes in UK less likely to get necessary annual health checks

January 29, 2016 Diabetes General

The importance of younger people with diabetes receiving their annual healthy checks has been highlighted by a charity after new data showed that in the UK the level doing so is worryingly low. Younger people in parts of the UK aged under 40 with diabetes are less likely to receive the annual health checks they […]

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New compounds with an anti-diabetic effect discovered by scientists

January 28, 2016 News

Scientists have discovered a series of new compounds whose anti-diabetic effects mimic the effects of exercise on the body. The work by a team at Maynooth University in Ireland is the culmination of five years of work and is being described as a breakthrough. They explained that during exercise, cells must convert more glucose into […]

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Cancer drug could help combat type 2 diabetes and obesity

January 27, 2016 Treatment

A drug initially designed for breast cancer could be a safe treatment for type 2 diabetes and the obesity which increases the risk of developing the condition. A team of researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland made the discovery while studying the complex connections between obesity and type 2 diabetes which is an […]

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Type 1 diabetes cure closer after transplanted cells produce insulin without being attacked

January 26, 2016 Diabetes General

A cure for type 1 diabetes is said to be a step closer after scientists in the United Stated revealed that they have managed to transplant cells into mice that produce insulin. They have effectively halted diabetes in the mice as the transplanted insulin producing cells were also protected from an immune system attack. The […]

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UK health service criticised for over optimistic view of diabetes treatment

January 25, 2016 Treatment

The health service in the UK has been criticised for being too slow in dealing with the rise in diabetes in the country and giving an over optimistic account of the situation. An influential committee of members of Parliament, the Public Accounts Committee, says that while progress has been made since it last examined the […]

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