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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Almost 8 million Americans don’t know they’re diabetic

November 21, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Nearly eight million people in the United States are diabetic but don’t know it, a new study has found. This is despite the fact that about two thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers from Emory University School of Medicine [...]

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WHO warns China over escalating levels of type 2 diabetes

November 20, 2014 Diabetes Management

The World Health Organisation has warned that lifestyle and diet changes in China have turned the country into the home of a third of the world’s diabetes patients. It wants people across China to be aware of simple lifestyle changes that can dramatically reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, which is associated with [...]

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Moderate coffee consumption may reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%

November 19, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Regular, moderate consumption of coffee may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a quarter, according to a new report. Epidemiological evidence shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none [...]

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Study finds EU states not doing enough to treat and prevent diabetes

November 18, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

European Union member states are too slow when it comes to proper implementation and monitoring of diabetes treatment and prevention, a new study claims. Though diabetes treatment and prevention have improved in recent years, this tardiness means that Europe is losing the battle against the growing diabetes epidemic, according to a new report published by [...]

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Study finds robots help children cope with diabetes

November 17, 2014 Diabetes Management

Robots can help children with diabetes understand the condition and feel more confident about their futures, a four year research study has found. ALIZ-E, an €8.3million initiative funded by the European Commission and led by Plymouth University, uses Nao robots that are 60 centimetres high and equipped with specially designed speech recognition software that allows [...]

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World Diabetes Day marked with plea to adopt healthy eating plan

November 14, 2014 Diets

Today is World Diabetes Day, and to mark it, the International Diabetes Federation is encouraging everyone to have a healthy breakfast as a way of lessening the burden of diabetes. The organisation says that eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – foods that help include fresh fruit, whole grains [...]

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New study to look at how depression affects type 2 diabetics

November 13, 2014 Diabetes Management

A new international study of diabetes and depression is underway involving four continents and 16 countries. The International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression study is investigating how many people with type 2 diabetes have undiagnosed depression. It is being led by Professor Cathy Lloyd from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at [...]

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Living near fast food restaurants increases risk of type 2 diabetes

November 12, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

How close you live to fast food restaurants may be linked to your risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, a new study has found. Research led by the University of Leicester in England has discovered a higher number of fast food outlets within 500 metres of inner city neighbourhoods described as “non-white”, as well [...]

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Commonly used blood pressure drug could cure type 1 diabetes

November 11, 2014 Treatment

Scientists are set to begin new research to find out if a common blood pressure drug that  fully cures diabetes in mice can do the same for humans. It is claimed that if the trial is successful, it could herald the first ‘cure’ for type 1 diabetes. The clinical trial will get underway in 2015 [...]

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Simple online risk questionnaire launched to mark diabetes month

November 10, 2014 Diabetes Management

People in Canada are being urged to identify their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by completing a simple online questionnaire to mark Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout November, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is promoting the Don’t Be Risky Campaign at a time when it is estimated that a million people in the country are [...]

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Online communities could be key to managing diabetes

November 7, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Online intervention compares favourably to face-to-face sessions for reducing glucose and blood pressure for people with type 2 diabetes, new research has found. Preventing and managing diabetes complications usually requires regular visits to primary care providers and specialists, but patient engagement is often limited by the traditional model of care, which requires face-to-face visits. Now [...]

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