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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Number of New Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Being Diagnosed is Stabilising

July 29, 2016 Diabetes Research Polls

There are plenty of headlines warning about the rise in type 2 diabetes around the world. While this is a major cause for concern, new research suggests the reason why rates are going up is because people are living longer. Indeed, the research carried out at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland suggests that the number […]

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Home telemonitoring proves effective for type 2 diabetics

July 28, 2016 Treatment

People with type 2 diabetes who monitor their condition and blood pressure at home cope better than those who are only seen by their doctor, scientists have found. The research suggests that home programmes using telemonitoring devices which record health information and send it directly to doctors, could provide better support to patients than traditional […]

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How menopause can affect risk of developing type 2 diabetes

July 27, 2016 Diabetes Research Polls

An early or late menopause could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study of over 124,000 women has found. Women who begin the menopause before the age 46 or after the age of 55 have an increased risk of developing the condition, according to the research from Kaiser Permanente Center for […]

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Flu jab can protect type 2 diabetics from hospitalisation

July 26, 2016 Diabetes General

The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of people with type 2 diabetes being seriously ill and hospitalised by a stroke and heart failure, new research has found. The study by scientists at Imperial College London also found patients who received the vaccination had a 24% lower death rate in the flu season compared to […]

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Failed hub cells in the pancreas may hold the clue to diabetes

July 25, 2016 Diabetes General

New research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell hubs in the pancreas which  can no longer respond properly to glucose. Scientists from the University of Birmingham in the UK have demonstrated the significant role of beta cell ‘hubs’ in the pancreas for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due […]

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Research reveals more hospital admissions for avoidable diabetic complications

July 22, 2016 News

Hospital admissions for a short term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39% in England in the last 10 years, a new analysis has found. The number of hospitalisations is a cause for concern for many countries where the number of people with diabetes is rising and in England alone almost 80,000 people […]

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New guidelines say kids with suspected diabetes must see specialist right away

July 21, 2016 Treatment

Children and young people with suspected diabetes should be seen by a specialist immediately, according to a new quality standard issued in the UK. When a GP suspects a child or young person has diabetes, they should immediately be sent to hospital and seen the same day by a specialist, the new quality standard says, […]

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Moderate, regular exercise may be better to stave off diabetes than a more vigorous regime

July 20, 2016 News

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for helping to combat type 2 diabetes, new research has found. Researchers from the Duke University School of Medicine, in North Carolina in the United States carried out a six month study of 150 people who were diagnosed with prediabetes on the […]

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Regular cycling, even among older adults, lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

July 19, 2016 News

Cycling regularly is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life, new research has found. Those who choose to cycle to work or for fun not only are less likely to develop the condition, but also the risk of type 2 diabetes decreases with the longer amount of time spent […]

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Scientists reveal the most detailed picture yet of genetics connected with type 2 diabetes

July 18, 2016 News

Scientists have compared the genetic variation between individuals with type 2 diabetes and those without the condition to reveal the most detailed picture yet of the genetics underlying the condition. They were able to test the contribution made by rare, private DNA differences, as well as those that are common and shared between people and […]

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Imbalance in gut bacteria could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes

July 15, 2016 News

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, but ground breaking new research suggests that specific imbalances in gut bacteria can be to blame. A team of European and Chinese scientists have found that the imbalance is an essential contributor to insulin resistance, which results in an increased […]

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