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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Everest experiments could help understand more about type 2 diabetes

April 18, 2014 Diabetes General

Scientists have gained new insights into the molecular process of how some people get type 2 diabetes by conducting research on Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. The results could lead to new ways of preventing people from getting the condition, according to the research that was led by the University of Southampton and University [...]

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Call for older people to be screened for diabetes

April 17, 2014 Diabetes General

Everyone entering older age should be screened for diabetes to prevent the worsening of complications associated with the condition, according to an international expert. Professor Alan Sinclair, director of the Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) based in the UK, spoke out after a new report showed there has been a poor uptake in [...]

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Women with diabetes less likely to be screened for breast cancer

April 16, 2014 Diabetes General

Women with diabetes are 14% less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers at the Institute For Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women’s College Hospital in Canada are the first to examine the influence of socio economic status on the gap in mammogram screening [...]

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Diabetics with depression benefit from trust in their medical team

April 15, 2014 Diabetes General

Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical care team and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant medication, it is claimed. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of Washington School of Medicine, [...]

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Researchers find common type 2 diabetes treatment could cause hypos

April 14, 2014 Diabetes General

A common treatment for people with type 2 diabetes could cause longer than normal periods of the low blood sugar reaction hypoglycaemia, which may result in increased health risks to people with diabetes. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that the use of the peptide GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) in combination with [...]

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US government extends special research programme for type 1 diabetes

April 11, 2014 Diabetes General

The United States government has announced funding of $150 million for research into type 1 diabetes with a leading global charity calling for more governments to follow the example. The US Senate has agreed to extend an important research programme for type 1 diabetes, the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) which aims to forward progress in [...]

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Reduction in fat, sugar and salt in food needed to combat rise of type 2 diabetes

April 10, 2014 Diabetes General

Healthcare providers, government and the food and drinks industry all have a role to play in reducing the growing crisis of type 2 diabetes in the UK, it is claimed. There should be clearer targets for supermarkets and manufacturers to reduce the fat, sugar and salt content of food and drinks, according to Dr Onkar [...]

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Canadian community shows large type 2 diabetes population

April 9, 2014 Diabetes General

Many countries around the world are seeing a huge increase in the number of people with type 2 diabetes and now research on a particular community in Canada gives an insight into why. Researchers have looked at why the county of Peel in Ontario has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the province [...]

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Number of teens and young adults in Sweden with type 1 diabetes underestimated

April 8, 2014 Diabetes General

Scandinavia is often regarded as a part of the world that is healthy but new findings show that in Sweden there are two to three times more adolescents and younger adults with type 1 diabetes than previously thought. It was already known that Sweden is the country with the second highest prevalence of type 1 [...]

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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

April 7, 2014 Diabetes General

More research has confirmed that a Mediterranean style diet is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, especially among people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The diet has a beneficial effect even in high risk groups and it is never too late to switch to a healthier diet, according to Professor Demosthenes [...]

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Effectiveness of diabetes prevention programmes studied

April 4, 2014 Diabetes General

Halfhearted attempts to implement diabetes prevention guidance are much less effective than professionally developed, high quality programmes, a new study has found. The study by academics from the University of Leicester and the University of Exeter in the UK, is the result of years of research into diabetes prevention that sought to summarise the current [...]

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