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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Research finds worrying levels of severe diabetic complication among youngsters

September 2, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A severe complication of type 1 diabetes is perhaps more common than many people might think with new research showing that diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs in 5% to 7% of children with diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when blood sugars rise too high for too long. Without insulin, the body cannot access glucose from the blood […]

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Insulin resistance found to affect women’s language skills

September 1, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Insulin resistance, one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes, is connected with poorer language skills in women but not in men, new research suggests. A lack of verbal fluency, which could also be a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, was found in women who took part in a study in Finland. The […]

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Up to 5 Million in England at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

August 31, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

The extent of the sheer number of people who could develop type 2 diabetes is revealed by new figures for England which shows up to five million people are at high risk. The data, published by Public Health England (PHE), while referring to England gives an indication of a similar picture in similar countries such […]

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New study of 1.4 million points to link between antibiotics and type 2 diabetes

August 28, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A new study of 1.4 million people suggests that taking antibiotics increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, but scientists say no major conclusions should be drawn from the research and more work is needed. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, tracked 1.3 million people without diabetes and 170,404 with […]

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Research reveals the real health care cost of diabetes

August 27, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

The health care cost of people with diabetes is double that of those without the condition, new research in Canada has found. Each person living with diabetes requires care that costs the Canadian health care system an average of $16,000 over eight years, compared to $6,000 in average health care costs for people who don’t […]

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New analysis reveals extent of diabetes complications in UK

August 26, 2015 Diabetes General

People with diabetes in the UK suffer 200,000 devastating complications such as amputation, heart attack and stroke in a year, according to a new analysis from a leading charity. The analysis by Diabetes UK, based on National Diabetes Audit data, shows that in 2012/2013 there were 199,537 cases of debilitating diabetes-related complications in England and […]

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Scientists find biomarker in people with prediabetes

August 25, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers have identified a biomarker in overweight people with prediabetes that could help prevent them from going on to develop type 2 diabetes. The research in the United States found that people with prediabetes who are considered to be insulin resistant, that is unable to respond to the hormone insulin effectively, also have altered mitochondrial […]

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UK scientists announce breakthrough weight loss treatment for type 2 diabetes

August 24, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A daily dose of a diabetes drug could help combat obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study scientists are calling a breakthrough in weight loss management. The results of the international study involving nine countries are significant, according to Melanie Davies, professor of Diabetes Medicine at the Leicester Research Centre, University […]

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New form of diabetes drug metformin hailed as answer for more type 2 diabetics

August 21, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A new form of a diabetes drug that has been around for almost 60 years may help more people with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers. Metformin was introduced as a treatment for type 2 diabetes in the 1950s and is the recommended first line treatment for newly diagnosed patients, but scientists have not pinpointed […]

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Structured self-monitoring helps type 2 diabetics lower blood sugar levels

August 20, 2015 Diabetes General

A structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose schedule can help people with type 2 diabetes even if they don’t require insulin, new research suggests. As well as lowering blood sugar levels, working with a diabetes educator to create a schedule for blood glucose testing also helps motivate people with type 2 diabetes to eat healthier, be […]

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Swift genetic testing for diabetic babies means improved treatment

August 19, 2015 Diabetes General

Genetic testing for babies with diabetes results in improved treatment as it helps doctors anticipate future health problems, scientists have announced. Indeed, pinpointing the exact genetic causes of sometimes rare forms of diabetes can revolutionise the healthcare of these patients, according to the team from the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK. Babies […]

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