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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Researchers call for rethink on relationship between schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes

January 19, 2017 News

Health professionals need to rethink the link between type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia so that those with early signs of the mental health condition can get the right treatment, new research suggests. Researchers have found that people with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even when the effects of […]

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Research finds type 2 diabetes takes a decade off life expectancy

January 18, 2017 News

Developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 50 can knock up to a decade off normal life expectancy, but simple lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, a new study suggests. The research carried out by a team at the University of Oxford in England suggests that a diagnosis in middle age means that people […]

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Simple leg exercises in the gym helps ward off type 2 diabetes complications

January 17, 2017 News

Just one session of interval weight training can help to decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes complications, according to a new study. Exercise and lifestyle change is known to help combat the condition and with lots of people starting the New Year with a health kick the Canadian researchers say that a series of […]

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Study uncovers link with skin marks and type 2 diabetes risk

January 16, 2017 News

Further studies are needed into links between moles and birthmarks and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to scientists in the United States. A research team at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University has found a link has been found between having a large number of nevogenesis, the […]

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Toddler infused with umbilical cord blood in ground breaking diabetes study

January 13, 2017 News

A girl aged 20 months in Australia has had her own umbilical cord blood re-infused into her body as part of a study to see if it can delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The Cord Reinfusion in Diabetes study, which is being conducted through the Kids Research Institute at the Children’s […]

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Viruses could be key to developing childhood vaccine for type 1 diabetes

January 12, 2017 Diabetes General

Scientists have found a connection between the development of type 1 diabetes and viral infections which affect millions of people worldwide each year. The research from the University of Tampere in Finland adds to existing evidence that infection with enteroviruses can lead to the process that results in type 1 diabetes and it could help […]

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Lack of sleep associated with gestational diabetes among Asian women

January 11, 2017 Pregnancy

A new study has found a link between insufficient sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes among Asian women. The research carried out by teams from medical schools in Singapore is described as the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and gestational diabetes in a multi-ethnic Asian population. The findings suggest that addressing […]

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Weight Loss Helps Obese People with Type 2 Diabetes Combat Health Problems

January 10, 2017 Diabetes General

Even if it’s just a few pounds, losing weight can help obese people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart disease and manage their insulin levels better, new research from the Joslin Diabetes Centre in Boston, United States has found. And those who can achieve a 7% weight loss after a year are […]

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Newly updated guidelines in US reaffirm metformin is first drug of choice for type 2 diabetes

January 9, 2017 Treatment

Metformin should be the first choice of doctors for patients with type 2 diabetes needing medication to control high blood sugar, according to new guidelines published in the United States. The guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) says that several other medications, including newer ones, can be added if needed. ‘Metformin, unless contraindicated, […]

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Screening and intervention unlikely to have impact on growth of type 2 diabetes cases

January 6, 2017 News

Screen and treat policies to preventing type 2 diabetes are unlikely to have a substantial impact on the growing numbers of people developing the condition, new research has found. The approach where people are identified as being at a high risk and offered individual intervention, and a population wide approach in which everyone is targeted […]

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Epigenetic markers discovered that could predict early risk of type 2 diabetes

January 5, 2017 News

Scientists have identified epigenetic markers that could help with the early prediction of diseases like type 2 diabetes. The team from the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany looked at the epigenome using blood samples from 10,000 men and women people from across Europe and how change might affect their body mass index (BMI). They identified […]

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