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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Thumbnail image for Study finds statins could reduce risk of common type 2 diabetic complications

Study finds statins could reduce risk of common type 2 diabetic complications

September 19, 2014 Diabetes Management

Statins could reduce the development of common complication that can lead to blindness and amputations in people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. It is well established that statins can effectively reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes in people with type 2 diabetes, but not whether statin use affects the development of [...]

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Insulin producing cell research reaches an important stage in fight against type 1 diabetes

September 18, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new procedure that can turn stem cells into insulin producing cells is being hailed as an important step in the fight against type 1 diabetes. A study from the University of British Columbia in Canada, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, reveals that stem cells can be turned [...]

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New test finds even diabetics who appear healthy may have heart damage

September 17, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a sixfold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new research suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States used an ultra-sensitive test to identify minute levels of a protein released into the blood when [...]

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Researchers find nine genetic variants that increase risk of type 2 diabetes sevenfold

September 16, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers in the United States have identified nine genetic variants that dramatically increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The work carried out at Harvard Medical School is being hailed as significant as it adds to the existing knowledge of the disease’s underpinnings and provides a glimpse of its vast genetic diversity. The variants [...]

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New strategy could eliminate adverse effects of current type 2 diabetes drugs

September 15, 2014 Treatment

Adverse effects of current drug treatments for type 2 diabetics such as weight gain and low blood sugar levels could be virtually eliminated by adopting a different treatment strategy, it is claimed. An analysis of current research, led by investigator Dr. Ravi Retnakaran of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, shows that when combined with [...]

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Pioneering device provides early detection for foot problems in diabetics

September 12, 2014 Diabetes Management

Researchers in the UK have developed a pioneering piece of equipment which could significantly reduce the risk of ulceration and amputation in people with diabetes. The diagnostic device called the PerSeNT (Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy Test) has been developed by a team at the London South Bank University (LSBU) that scans the feet to look at [...]

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Thumbnail image for Gene found that increases risk of type 2 diabetes tenfold

Gene found that increases risk of type 2 diabetes tenfold

September 11, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Researchers have found a gene variant that increases by tenfold the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which provides unique knowledge about the pathophysiological mechanism that leads to the disease. They have mapped a special gene variant among people in Greenland that suggests genetic explanations of diabetes are best achieved in small populations. It is [...]

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Type 1 diabetics in Australia have poor access to insulin pump therapy, report shows

September 10, 2014 Diabetes Management

More people with type 1 diabetes in Australia should have access to insulin pump therapy — only 12% can currently use it, according to a new report from Diabetes Australia. It wants federal and state governments and private health insurance companies to support a more integrated and comprehensive approach to insulin pump therapy and related [...]

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Free mobile app launched to help kids with type 1 diabetes

September 9, 2014 Diabetes Management

Global healthcare firm Sanofi has launched a free gaming app in the UK aimed at helping children with type 1 diabetes and those who look after them have a better understanding of their condition. The New Mission T1D app, for iOS, Android and PC devices, should help children, parents, carers, friends and teachers so that [...]

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Drinking more than 3 cups of coffee a day may raise diabetes risk

September 8, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Coffee can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people diagnosed with prediabetes who metabolise caffeine slowly and suffer from hypertension. It is the latest product to come under the microscope of science in the search for food and drink that can affect those at risk of the condition. Researchers from the San [...]

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Study questions the way type 2 diabetes is diagnosed

September 5, 2014 Diabetes General

The current way of diagnosing type 2 diabetes using blood glucose levels needs to be urgently revised, says new research from The University of Manchester and King’s College London. The findings show the current method of diagnosis using blood glucose levels means patients are diagnosed too late; as a result, their blood vessels may already [...]

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