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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New study finds vitamin A has role in insulin producing beta cells

June 27, 2017 News

A new study has found a link between diabetes and vitamin A, which scientists believe could improve the function of insulin producing beta cells. The team from the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden discovered that insulin producing beta-cells contain a large quantity of a cell surface receptor for vitamin A. ‘When we discovered that […]

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Almost half of type 1 diabetics still produce insulin

June 26, 2017 News

Almost half of people with type 1 diabetes still produce insulin for at least 10 years after being diagnosed, new research has found. The discovery by a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden gives hope that ways of harnessing this may lead to future treatments for the currently incurable condition. Until now it […]

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Small amounts of exercise can protect against a precursor to type 2 diabetes

June 23, 2017 News

Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The study from the University of Arkansas in the United States also casts doubt on the previously held view that increasing the quantity of mitochondria, tiny structures in cells that convert […]

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An hour or less of weight training helps reduce risk of diabetes and other conditions

June 22, 2017 News

An hour or less of resistance exercise training per week can reduce the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity by 29%, a new study has found. The research, the first study of its kind, by an international team of scientists also found that more exercise is not necessarily beneficial in terms of […]

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Study finds definite association between asthma and type 1 diabetes but no explanation

June 21, 2017 News

The association between type 1 diabetes and asthma is more complex than previously thought and the relationship depends on which one comes first, new research suggests. A link between the development of asthma and the development of type 1 diabetes appears to exist, but the direction of the association depends on which condition exists first, […]

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Texts programme helps teenagers with type 1 diabetes to be more responsible for their health

June 20, 2017 News

Text messaging helps teenagers with type 1 diabetes to maintain or improve their blood sugar levels at a time in their life when they are becoming adults and need to take over the care of their condition for themselves. New research has found that a two way text messaging system is beneficial as young people […]

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Regular blood glucose testing has no benefit for non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetics

June 19, 2017 News

Regular tests for blood sugar levels among many people with non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes may not be beneficial, new research has found. A finger prick blood test is routinely used for checking glucose levels, but for those who do not need insulin therapy, the vast majority with type 2 diabetes are in this position, […]

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Scientists working on a broccoli supplement to help treat type 2 diabetes

June 16, 2017 News

Lots of people don’t like their greens but scientists have found that an antioxidant found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables can help lower blood sugar levels and provide potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes. Researches from Sweden have found that the key ingredient is sulforaphane and they believe it could be a valuable […]

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Inspirational British youngsters praised for highlighting diabetes

June 15, 2017 News

Much of the work being carried out by scientists into treating and potentially curing diabetes is funded by money from charities set up in countries around the world. But one 10-year-old boy from the UK whose dad has diabetes had surpassed expectations by camping in his back garden for a year to raise funds for […]

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TB jab could hold the key to a cure for type 1 diabetes

June 14, 2017 News

A common drug used to combat TB that is given to teenagers in many countries could help with a cure for type 1 diabetes, scientists have found. The BCG has the power to reverse the damage caused to insulin producing cells in the pancreas, which is the main cause of type 1 diabetes, according to […]

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Common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could help type 1 diabetics live longer

June 13, 2017 News

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes could also have a significant role in reducing heart disease in people with type 1 diabetes which is a major cause of reduced life expectancy, new research has found. The largest clinical trial of metformin has found it has potentially beneficial effects on cardiovascular and metabolic […]

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