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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Scientists find scent that can warn of diabetic hypo

June 29, 2016 News

A chemical found in human breath could provide a signal to warn of dangerously low blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The research finding from the University of Cambridge in the UK could explain why some dogs can be trained to spot the warning signs in diabetics. Hypoglycaemia […]

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New research aims to understand more about gestational diabetes

June 28, 2016 Diabetes General

With the number of women developing diabetes during pregnancy increasing, new research aims to find out more about its effect on mothers and their babies. Gestational diabetes rates are considered to be climbing due to more women being obese and their babies tend to be much bigger and more prone to problems at birth so […]

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Alzheimer’s disease can lead to type 2 diabetes, new research reveals

June 23, 2016 News

For the first time a scientific study has shown that Alzheimer’s disease can lead to diabetes, as opposed to diabetes occurring first as was previously thought. The study from a team at the University of Aberdeen reports that Alzheimer’s Disease and type 2 diabetes are so closely related that drugs currently used to control glucose levels in […]

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Obesity crisis will lead to millions of new cases of type 2 diabetes

June 22, 2016 News

Over the next two decades millions of people in the UK could end up with type 2 diabetes because they are overweight, it is claimed in a new study. More than 7.6 million new cases of disease linked to being overweight or obese could be diagnosed over the next 20 years, according to the Obesity […]

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Breakthrough set to help with diabetic foot problems

June 21, 2016 News

Scientists in the UK are a step closer to understanding how foot problems experienced by diabetes patients can lead to life threatening ulcers. A study led by Dr Roozbeh Naemi, Associate Professor in Biomechanics at Staffordshire University, has found a link between the mechanical properties of soft tissue on the sole of the feet and […]

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Scientists working on developing type 2 diabetes drugs with fewer side effects

June 20, 2016 News

Designing more effective medicines to treat type 2 diabetes with fewer side effects is a step closer thanks to an international research project. The study gives a greater understanding about how some diabetic drugs work at a molecular level and, more importantly, identifying how they can give mixed or biased messages and scientists say that […]

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Concerns voiced at number of children with type 2 diabetes

June 17, 2016 News

The number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK is a major concern and should be a wake-up call for the nation and other countries, it is claimed. New figures shows there are 533 children and young people, including some aged under nine, who have type 2 diabetes in England and […]

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Research finds drug can help reduce diabetes related blindness

June 16, 2016 News

A drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness, according to new research in the UK. One of the most common complications of diabetes is vision loss. Diabetic macular oedema occurs in around 7% of people with diabetes and is one of the most common causes of blindness […]

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Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease combo more deadly say scientists

June 15, 2016 News

The combination of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease can be more deadly than previously thought, according to research from scientists in the United States. A global study led by a team from the University of Connecticut has found that people with type 2 diabetes admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face […]

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New research shows 235,000 have been diagnosed with diabetes in UK in the last year

June 14, 2016 News

Some 235,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the last year in the UK, a leading charity has announced to mark the annual Diabetes Week to raise awareness of the condition. Diabetes UK is highlighting the scale of what it calls a “diabetes epidemic”, forecasting that by the end of Diabetes Week 4,500 people […]

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Researchers find out how type 1 diabetes disrupts the immune system

June 13, 2016 Diabetes General

A team of researchers have uncovered new findings on how type 1 diabetes disrupts the immune system and impacts a person’s risk of developing the condition. The study undertaken at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands, Western Australia, shows that, unlike many other genetic diseases, the genes that cause type 1 diabetes […]

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