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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Scientists find a post-biotic bacteria that can lower blood glucose levels

April 26, 2017 News

The by-products of bacteria, known as post-biotics, can lower blood glucose and allow insulin to work better which could help with future treatments for diabetes, according to a new study. A team of researchers from McMaster University in Canada believe that understanding how different parts of bacteria control glucose could lead to new therapies that […]

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Understanding how insulin producing cells age could help with treatment for type 2 diabetes

April 25, 2017 News

Scientists in the United States have discovered how insulin producing cells show their age in a development that could lead to a better understanding of type 2 diabetes. The researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Centre in Boston hope that examining the markers of aging will help us understand how beta cells begin to fail in […]

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Type of protein in human diet may play a role in type 2 diabetes risk, new study shows

April 24, 2017 Diets

There is growing evidence that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland found that plant protein was associated with a lower risk while those who have a diet rich in meat have a higher risk. Earlier […]

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Researchers develop check list for drivers with type 1 diabetes

April 21, 2017 News

It is well documented that people with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk of collisions while driving than those without the condition but now researchers have developed a questionnaire which can help to identify the risks. Mishaps while driving can be due to changes in blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes […]

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New diagnostic tool can help predict risk of diabetic kidney complications

April 20, 2017 Treatment

Kidney complications are a risk for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes but now scientists in the United States have develop a tool that can accurately predict some risk. The researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Centre say the test can predict the risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) and could help with […]

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Scientists developing wrist band that can detect diabetes and other diseases

April 19, 2017 Treatment

Scientists in the United States have developed a wristband sensor that is set to revolutionise the way that diabetes and other diseased are diagnosed. The wearable sensor collects sweat, measures its molecular constituents such as glucose levels and then electronically transmits the results for analysis and diagnosis via a smartphone. Unlike old fashioned sweat collectors, […]

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Trials of artificial pancreas for children with type 1 diabetes well underway

April 18, 2017 Treatment

Researchers in the United States are testing easier ways for younger children with type 1 diabetes to get the doses of insulin they need using an artificial pancreas. They are undertaking clinical trials of a closed loop system which modulates insulin delivery based on glucose sensor readings measured every five minutes which they believe could […]

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Someone is diagnosed with diabetes in the US every 23 seconds

April 17, 2017 Diabetes General

More cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are being diagnosed in the United States among younger people under the age of 20, especially among ethnic minorities, new research has found. Overall there 29.1 million people with diabetes in the US, but the first ever study to look at the incidence of the condition […]

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Acid found in the intestine may have a role to play in protection against type 2 diabetes

April 14, 2017 News

A high concentration of a kind of acid found in bacteria in the intestine that increases with a fibre rich diet could have role to play in protecting the body against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria and according to the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland it […]

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Eating fresh fruit can help to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study finds

April 13, 2017 Diets

It is well known that diet is important for people with type 2 diabetes and now a new study has found that fresh fruit not only reduces the risk of developing the condition but also reduces complication for those with the disease. Scientists at Oxford University in the UK found that those who eat fruit […]

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Short sharp bursts of exercise can help glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

April 12, 2017 News

High intensity interval training increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes, new research has found. It means that type 2 diabetics who want to incorporate more exercise into their life can be encouraged to go for shorter bursts of activity that may have the same beneficial […]

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