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 Test Way of Giving Diabetic Pregnant Women Better Glucose Control

April 27, 2015 Diabetes General

Better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes could help them to give birth to healthier babies, new research has found. A team of scientists from the University of Leeds have shown that using continuous glucose monitoring is the key as up to 50% of babies born to women with diabetes are born too large. [...]

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New Study Confirms Statins can Raise Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

April 24, 2015 Diabetes General

Statins, a popular drug used to lessen the chance of heart attacks and strokes, can actually increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has confirmed. Scientists from Finland say in a new research paper that the use of statins is associated with a 46% increase in the risk of developing diabetes, [...]

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Daily Dose of Insulin With Food Could Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

April 23, 2015 Diabetes General

A small dose of oral insulin for children rated as having a high genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes could help prevent the condition developing, new research suggests. The dose of powdered insulin in their food every day seems to act like a vaccine, according to a research team from the Centre for Regenerative [...]

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Cutting Out Snacking at Night May Reduce Risk of Diabetes and Breast Cancer

April 22, 2015 Diabetes General

Not snacking at night reduces glucose levels and could help women fight against type 2 diabetes and breast cancer, new research has found. The risk of both conditions could be cut if women refrained from night time snacks as leaving a longer period between dinner and breakfast is beneficial for health, the study suggests. The [...]

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Science Closer to Creating Large Batches of Insulin Producing Cells

April 20, 2015 Diabetes General

Scientists are a step closer to being able to create large numbers of insulin producing cells that could eliminate the need for type 1 diabetics to inject. Leading diabetes charity JDRF has announced that researchers have found a protein that can protect insulin producing beta cells from the immune system, potentially paving the way for [...]

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Early Gestational Diabetes Could Lead to Risked Increase of Autism

April 17, 2015 Diabetes General

Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to new research. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 322,000 ethnically diverse children born between 28 and 44 weeks at Kaiser Permanente Southern California medical centres in the United [...]

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Living in an Area With Heavy Traffic Increases Inflammation for Type 2 Diabetics

April 15, 2015 Diabetes General

People with type 2 diabetes who live in an area where there is heavy traffic and take insulin experience increased inflammation compared to lower traffic areas, new research has found. A study by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA, evaluated 356 Puerto Ricans with type 2 diabetes of which 26% used [...]

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Very Stressful Family Events in Childhood can Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

April 14, 2015 Diabetes General

Serious life events in childhood, such as death or illness in the family, divorce, separation, a new child or adult in the family, can triple the risk of subsequently developing type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study in Sweden looked at whether psychological stress in terms of experiences of serious life events along [...]

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Scientists Find Possible Way to Detect Type 1 Diabetes Early in Children

April 14, 2015 Diabetes General

Doctors may be able to detect type 1 diabetes in children before they exhibit any symptoms of the disease, new research from Sweden shows. Scientists has found that may be possible to detect type 1 diabetes in children before they show any symptoms and thus start treatment earlier. Research from Sweden involved examining the Environmental [...]

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UK Charity Links Up With Students to Boost Awareness of Diabetes

April 10, 2015 Diabetes General

A leading diabetes charity has linked up with university students to train them to become community champions to make people aware of diabetes and how best to manage the condition. Diabetes UK, which raises awareness and provides support for those with diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes, in conjunction with the De Montfort [...]

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Cellular Defect Could Point Way to New Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

April 9, 2015 Diabetes General

A cellular defect that can impair the body’s ability to handle high glucose levels and could point the way to a potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) in the United States found that ryanodine receptor type 2 (RyR2) calcium channels in insulin-producing cells play [...]

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