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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Anxiety and negative emotions affect type 2 diabetics ability to manage blood sugar levels

December 2, 2016 News

Negative emotions are jeopardising the ability of people with type 2 diabetes to effectively manage their condition with many living in fear of hypos, new research has found. A quarter of people with type 2 diabetes feel anxious or fearful about low blood glucose levels, with 42% preferring to have high blood glucose levels instead […]

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Platypus and echidna hold clues for type 2 diabetes treatments in humans

December 1, 2016 News

For many across the world the platypus and the echidna are not everyday animals, but researchers in Australia have found they could hold clues to new treatments for type 2 diabetes. A team from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University has discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in these two native animal species, […]

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Low blood pressure reduces risk of chronic kidney disease for type 1 diabetics

November 30, 2016 Diabetes Research Polls

People with type 1 diabetes whose blood pressure is low are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease, new research has found. The long term study led by a team at UC San Francisco in the United States compared blood pressure control and kidney health in almost 1,500 people with type 1 diabetes over more […]

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Survey reveals shortage of specialist diabetes nurses

November 29, 2016 Treatment

More specialist diabetes nurses are urgently needed in the UK with research revealing they are currently overworked which could have an impact on care. A new survey has found that 78% of specialist nurses feel that their workload is having an impact on patient care and 39% think their current caseload is unmanageable. The survey […]

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UK needs more funding to support people with diabetes, says report

November 28, 2016 Treatment

Politicians in the UK, including Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, have called for healthcare leaders to spend more money to make significant improvements in the care and support for people with diabetes. All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes says there are significant variations in the care offered to people with the condition across the country and […]

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Drinking water rather than diet drinks helps type 2 diabetics lose more weight

November 25, 2016 Diets

Replacing diet drinks with water helps overweight women with type 2 diabetes lose weight and improve their insulin sensitivity, new research has found. Experts in diet and metabolism at the University of Nottingham in England and Tehran University of Medical Sciences compared weight loss in two groups of women on weight loss programmes; one which […]

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Woman whose diabetes caused her to go blind highlights research into retinopathy

November 24, 2016 News

A woman who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was nine years old and lost her site at the age of 30 has spoken about her experience to encourage people to donate to fund research into retinopathy and other diabetic complications. Happily, Michelle Thompson had her sight slowly restored thanks to innovative medical […]

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Scientists discover protein packaging in the pancreas could hold clue to type 1 diabetes

November 23, 2016 News

Scientists are a step closer to understanding why type 1 diabetes happens with research into how proteins released by the pancreas behave. The team from the Institute of Bioengineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland has been looking at beta cells in the pancreas which produce insulin are attacked by immune cells, […]

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Diabetes association calls for end to rising insulin prices

November 22, 2016 Treatment

People with type 1 diabetes need insulin to survive but there are significant concerns in the United States that the cost of the hormone is rising meaning that they are paying more just to stay alive. Immediate action is needed to halt and reverse the cost of insulin for millions of Americans, according to the […]

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Women who conceive in winter more likely to develop gestational diabetes

November 21, 2016 Pregnancy

Women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestation diabetes during their pregnancy, according to new research. A study of more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a five year period is the first population based study of its kind to confirm a seasonal variation in gestational diabetes. The study […]

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Asian Americans are more at risk of type 2 diabetes but screening rates are low

November 18, 2016 News

Asian Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but less than half of them who ought to be screened are actually tested, new research has found. The research from the University of Chicago confirms that people of Asian origin are more likely to get the disease, but reveals concern that they […]

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