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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Alcohol consumed around time of conception has diabetes risk for offspring

July 31, 2015 Pregnancy

Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, new research has found. Scientists from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia made the discovery while looking at how certain events, particularly alcohol […]

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Telephone counselling helps with diabetes self-management, new study finds

July 30, 2015 Diabetes Management

Many people with diabetes need ongoing help with self-management and new research suggests that periodic telephone counselling could be the answer. A new study in the United States has found that a chat on the telephone can be a highly effective, low cost aid for lowering blood sugar levels in adults with uncontrolled diabetes. Researchers […]

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Early study suggests stem cells could help treat type 2 diabetes

July 29, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists are investigating how stem cells could be used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes after a pilot study proved positive after just one dose. They believe that Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) which are found in bone marrow could be used to target inflammation as a treatment for the condition. Findings from a randomized […]

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New molecule found that could help treat type 2 diabetes

July 28, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Scientists in the UK have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. The research team from Southampton University have named the new molecule ‘compound 14’ and explained that it inhibits the function of a cellular enzyme called ATIC, which is involved in metabolism, […]

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Research reveals stress suffered by young diabetics and their families

July 27, 2015 Diabetes Management

Psychological wellbeing is a serious issue for teenagers with type 1 diabetes and their families who often struggle to manage their condition, new research has found. One in four young people aged 13 to 19 experienced moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression and girls were more likely than boys to suffer more severe […]

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Type 1 diabetics face increased risk of dementia in later life

July 24, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes may face an increased risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research has found. The 12 year study carried out by researchers in the United States found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83% more likely to develop dementia as […]

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Low birth weight and lifestyle influence future risk of type 2 diabetes

July 23, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Birth weight and adult lifestyle both influence a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new American study that is the first to assess the joint effects of early and later life. A low birth weight combined with an unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood are jointly related to an increased risk of type […]

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Sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes, say researchers

July 22, 2015 Diets

Drinking sugar sweetened drinks regularly has little benefit and has a direct link with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. Indeed, they estimate that regular consumption could result in nearly two million new diabetes cases over 10 years in the United States and […]

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Insulin pumps help stave off heart disease compared to daily injections

July 21, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes who use a pump to provide their daily insulin dose may reduce their risk of developing heart disease as the automatic delivery is more efficient than injections, new research suggests. A seven year study of more than 18,000 people with type 1 diabetes in Sweden found that those with an […]

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Your type 2 diabetes risk may be due to your ancestors’ eating habits

July 20, 2015 Diets

What your ancestors ate could determine your vulnerability to developing type 2 diabetes, especially if they were undernourished, new research suggests. The findings claim that eating a ‘normal diet’ can make animals obese if their forbearers were undernourished for several generations and scientists believe this is likely to be the same for humans. A 12-year […]

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UK university develops laser sensor to monitor blood glucose levels

July 17, 2015 Diabetes Management

Finger prick testing for diabetics could be through with the development of a new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin. Currently, many people with diabetes need to measure their blood glucose levels by pricking their fingers, squeezing drops of blood onto test strips, and processing the results with portable glucometers. […]

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