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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Western lifestyle behind rise of type 2 diabetes in Middle East

January 26, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Demographic and lifestyle factors are largely responsible for an alarming increase of type 2 diabetes in Qatar and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new study. The research from the Weill Cornell Medical Colleges in New York and Qatar found that a more ‘westernized’ lifestyle, characterised by calorie-rich diets [...]

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Health program helps diabetic children in world’s poorest countries

January 23, 2015 Diabetes Management

A non-profit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world’s poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a new analysis. It is the first scientific evidence to show that improvement in long term blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes is possible in sub-Saharan African young people. [...]

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Survey finds many diabetics don’t know how to manage hypoglycemia

January 22, 2015 Diabetes Management

Many people in the United States with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are uncertain how to deal with low blood sugar levels, a survey has found. The majority, some 62%, said they are concerned about experiencing hypos where their blood sugar drops to a dangerously low level, and 81% say they regard it as [...]

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Healthy diet key for minority women with type 2 diabetes

January 21, 2015 Diets

A healthy diet is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes among all women but is even more beneficial for certain racial and ethnic groups, new research has found. Asian, Hispanic, and black women are likely to benefit the most, according to the study by researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public [...]

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Intensive blood sugar control leads to longer life for type 1 diabetics

January 20, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a new study in the United States has found. Data from a long running trial and follow up observational study with participants from 27 academic medical centres in the US and [...]

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Tattoo developed that can test blood sugar levels

January 19, 2015 Diabetes Management

Researchers in the United States have developed a temporary tattoo that can test blood sugar levels in diabetics without the need for needles. The tattoo both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid between skin cells and scientists hope that it will eventually have Bluetooth capabilities that will send the information directly [...]

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One size fits all approach too aggressive for older diabetics

January 16, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Older patients who have diabetes and other medical conditions do not necessarily benefit from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ diabetic treatment programme, new research suggests. Indeed, aggressively controlling blood sugar with insulin and sulfonylurea drugs could lead to overtreatment and low blood sugar, according to the research by Yale School of Medicine in the United States. The study [...]

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Annual review reveals poor state of diabetes health care in England

January 15, 2015 Diabetes General

The poor state of diabetes health care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, according to a new report. The annual state of the nation report from charity Diabetes UK shows there has been very little overall improvement in diabetes healthcare in the past year, [...]

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Researchers make breakthrough in discovering type 1 diabetes triggers

January 14, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers in the UK have made an important discovery regarding what causes type 1 diabetes following six years of research. The team at the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital in London have found that a particular kind of immune cell called a follicular helper T cell is responsible for triggering [...]

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Scientists find protein that could help prevent type 2 diabetes

January 13, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists in Ireland have identified a protein in the body that may have the potential to prevent the development of obesity-driven type 2 diabetes. Obesity is regarded as a key driver of type 2 diabetes as excess abdominal fat causes fat cells to release a pro-inflammatory chemical which can make the body less sensitive to [...]

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Tube device to help obesity in type 2 diabetics trial launched

January 12, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A new trial has been launched in the UK to investigate the effectiveness of a tube-like device inserted into the small intestine to treat type 2 diabetes. The trial will compare the effects of the Endobarrier with standard medical care in the UK and collect detailed data on weight loss and diabetic symptoms. The aim [...]

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