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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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes both pose challenges for young people, research has found

December 17, 2014 Diabetes Management

Young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes find coping with their disease equally challenging, a new study has found. They experience similar levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, according to the study by The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes. “People often perceive type 1 diabetes to be more serious and more [...]

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Simple radio waves could one day help control diabetes, new research has found

December 16, 2014 Treatment

One day diabetics may be able to use an app on their phone to help control their condition using radio frequency driven magnetic fields, scientists have announced. They have created genetically-altered mice and shown that it is possible to regulate processes within the body remotely, opening the door to new ways of treating chronic disease. [...]

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Carbs, not saturated fat, increase fatty acid linked to diabetes risk

December 15, 2014 Diets

Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a new study. However, increasing levels of carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to an elevated risk for [...]

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Scientists aim to find out why young type 2 diabetics develop heart problems

December 12, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

New research is beginning in the UK to look at why young people with type 2 diabetes develop heart disease. The study, led by a research team at Leicester’s Hospitals is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to try to determine what causes early heart failure in younger diabetic adults. The research team, led by Dr. [...]

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New type 2 diabetes drug looks promising, say scientists

December 11, 2014 Treatment

A new treatment using three hormones could help in reducing type 2 diabetes and obesity after scientists successfully used the drug in laboratory tests. Researchers at Indiana University and the German Research Centre for Environmental Health say they essentially cured rodents of obesity, diabetes and associated lipid abnormalities through improved glucose sensitivity, reduced appetite and [...]

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Type 2 diabetes risk could begin in the womb, new research suggests

December 10, 2014 Pregnancy

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity is affected by exposure in the womb, according to a review of research carried out in the last decade. As a result, the researchers at Lund University in Sweden are calling for updated guidelines that consider how an unborn child is affected during pregnancy. They say [...]

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Exercise doesn’t benefit some diabetics, but scientists unsure why

December 9, 2014 Diabetes Management

Exercise is widely regarded as necessary to help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, but now research suggests it will not benefit everyone. However, at this stage, researchers do not know who will and who will not respond to an exercise programme, according to a review of previous research led by Lauren Sparks of the [...]

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Retinal camera may help examine eyes of kids with type 1 diabetes

December 8, 2014 Diabetes General

A retinal camera can help screen a large number of children with type 1 diabetes to detect potential eye problems at an early stage, new research has found. Children are being diagnosed with diabetes at a younger and younger age, which means that eye examinations become medically important sooner than in healthy children. The traditional [...]

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Exercise after weight loss surgery helps the fight against type 2 diabetes

December 5, 2014 Diabetes Management

People who undertake even moderate exercise after weight loss surgery see added health improvements that reduce the metabolic risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. The findings confirm the physiological and potential clinical benefits of adding an exercise regime following weight loss surgery compared to patients who lead a sedentary lifestyle after [...]

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Lifestyle changes in prediabetics do make a difference: study

December 4, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Men and women with prediabetes who received lifestyle interventions including diet and exercise were 40% less likely to progress to type 2 diabetes after a year and 37% less likely to progress after three years, new research has found. The research, by Dr. Anna Glechner of Danube University Krems in Austria and Dr Jurgen Harreiter [...]

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Trial finds artificial pancreas can improve type 1 diabetes treatment

December 3, 2014 Treatment

The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes has found that single and dual hormone versions of artificial pancreas can improve glucose control. The trial, by researchers at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and the University of Montreal, tested a single-hormone artificial pancreas, a dual-hormone artificial pancreas that delivers [...]

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