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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Pistachio nuts reduce blood sugar and insulin levels, new study finds

September 2, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new study has confirmed that pistachio nuts lower blood sugar and insulin levels — just a handful a day could help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. A team in Spain studied 54 adults diagnosed with prediabetes and split them into two dietary groups. Both were asked to keep to a calorie controlled [...]

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Scientists find new links between obesity and insulin resistance

September 1, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

New findings about the biological links between obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may also shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer, according to scientists. A team at the University of Texas at Dallas has found that a protein called HIF-1 alpha plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance [...]

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Donated pancreas leads to type 1 diabetes research breakthrough

August 29, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Organ donation has led to scientists in Australia making a breakthrough in type 1 diabetes research, which will lead to new kinds of clinical trials. A team from the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have, for the first time, been able to catch immune cells ‘at the scene of the crime’ by [...]

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New analysis confirms connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes

August 28, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new analysis of existing studies confirms a link between working night shifts and developing type 2 diabetes, but scientists say more work is needed to find out why. People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, with men on rotating shifts [...]

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Babies born to women with gestational diabetes more likely to develop the condition

August 27, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Babies exposed to gestational diabetes in the womb are six times more likely to develop the condition as the number of obese pregnant women rises. It has long been known that babies whose mothers have gestational diabetes may have problems with blood sugar levels early in life, but now a new study quantifies that risk. [...]

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Study finds link between air pollution and diabetes in children

August 26, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Growing up in areas where air pollution is increased raises the risk of insulin resistance, the precursor to diabetes, in children, according to new research. Previous studies have identified links between air pollution and other chronic conditions such as atherosclerosis and heart disease. However to date, epidemiological studies that have examined associations between long term [...]

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Scientists invent new laser blood glucose monitor for diabetics

August 25, 2014 Diabetes Management

A new laser system that enables diabetics to check their blood sugar without pricking their skin has been developed by researchers at Princeton University in the United States. The system needs more work to make it smaller and more user friendly with the aim of improving the lives of those with diabetes who depend on [...]

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Should we have separate heart disease risk guidelines for type 1 and 2 diabetics?

August 22, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

There should be separate guidelines for screening and monitoring of heart conditions for people with type 1 diabetes, it is claimed. They should be looked at separately from those with type 2 diabetes due to the large age differences involved. Type 1 diabetes usually develops before adulthood, whereas type 2 diabetes is largely a condition [...]

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Scientists believe type 1 and type 2 diabetes caused by toxic ‘clumps’

August 21, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are the result of the same mechanism that causes the formation of toxic clumps of a hormone called amylin, new research suggests. Scientists from the universities of Manchester in the UK and Auckland in New Zealand say their research, based on 20 years of work, provides compelling [...]

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Cholesterol reducing drug lowers heart disease risk for women with type 2 diabetes

August 20, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A cholesterol lowering drug cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30% in women with type 2 diabetes, a new university study has found. The effects of the drug fenofibrate is good news for women as heart problems are a major source of death in females, according to the study from the University of Sydney in Australia. [...]

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New figures reveal the massive cost of medication for type 2 diabetes

August 19, 2014 Diabetes Management

The cost of type 2 diabetes has been laid bare, with new figures showing that in England alone, prescription drugs for the condition cost more than £2.2 million every day. That is roughly 10% of the National Health Services’ entire drugs budget and in less than a decade, the number of prescriptions for the treatment [...]

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