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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Patch blood sugar sensor could be available free for diabetics in UK

February 17, 2017 Treatment

An arm patch that reads blood sugar levels and puts an end to daily finger prick tests for diabetics could be available free in the UK. The sensor is the size of a £2 coin and is already available privately at the cost of £96 a month in the country but the National Health Service […]

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Body shape affects risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research has found

February 16, 2017 News

Body shape does have an effect on the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes as people with a genetic predisposition to put on weight around their middle are more likely to have the condition. People with an apple body shape, that is a higher waist to hip ratio were found to be more likely to […]

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Anti-ageing hormone found to have links with diabetic kidney disease

February 15, 2017 News

People with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of a protective anti-ageing hormone called Klotho, new research has found. Researchers from King’s College London believe that Klotho may play a significant role in the development of kidney disease, which is often prevalent in patients with diabetes. This could mean […]

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US scientists seeking ways of preventing diabetic eye disease

February 14, 2017 Treatment

Scientists are looking at ways of creating new therapies that will help to prevent the development of eye disease in people with diabetes. Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Massachusetts in the United States have found that a slight increase in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß), which is present in preclinical animal models […]

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Scientists find a way to change insulin producing cells to survive type 1 diabetes

February 13, 2017 News

Scientists have discovered how insulin producing cells that are typically destroyed in type 1 diabetes can change in order to survive an immune attack. They hope that their work can lead to new treatment strategies for recovering these cells in people with type 1 diabetes as although they no longer fully function some cells survive […]

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Three key studies launched in New Zealand to look at reducing risk of type 2 diabetes

February 10, 2017 News

Scientists are to undertake a major study into whether microbes found in the gut could hold the key to battling the development of diabetes and if probiotics and prebiotics could help. The team from Otago University in Wellington, New Zealand, will carry out a randomised placebo-controlled study to test whether probiotic supplements and prebiotics can […]

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Altered kidney cells could become effect treatment for both type one and type 2 diabetes

February 9, 2017 News

Designer kidney cells engineered to release insulin could one day be put in a capsule and implanted under the skin to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to scientists. A team of researchers in Switzerland have successfully genetically altered a type of human kidney cell called HEK to enable it to sense […]

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Sitting at a desk all day not as harmful for diabetes risk as previously thought

February 8, 2017 News

Sitting at a desk for work all day may not be a direct cause of an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as the relationship between movement and the condition is much more complex. One of the very few long term studies to investigate whether there is a link between sitting behaviour and diabetes […]

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Encouraging everyone to have a healthy weight could help combat type 2 diabetes

February 8, 2017 News

Public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals, new research has found. Currently such programmes tend generally to target those at high risk of type 2 diabetes, such as people who […]

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Diabetes care improving in parts of UK, but less so for type 1 diabetics

February 6, 2017 Treatment

More people in parts of the UK are benefitting from improved diabetes care, but the level is still dependant on where they live, according to a new report. Overall diabetes care in England and Wales has improved in the last six years for three key targets with people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes […]

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Health professionals urged to understand the fears that diabetes brings

February 3, 2017 News

Health professionals working with people with diabetes need to be aware that one of their biggest fears is low blood glucose levels. Researchers in Australia found that worries about hypoglycaemia and how to cope when it happens affects one on seven people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The researchers at the Australian Centre […]

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