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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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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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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Kids who don’t eat breakfast may have higher risk of type 2 diabetes

September 4, 2014 Diets

Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new research study. The study from St. George’s University of London found an association between children who reported skipping breakfast most days and higher levels of known diabetes risk factors. The research team carried out [...]

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Scientists find high levels of insulin can lead to obesity

September 3, 2014 Diabetes General

Researchers have identified what they describe as a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes. The team at the University of Texas South Western Touchstone Diabetes Centre found that giving mice high levels of insulin, which is typically done [...]

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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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