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New immature cells found in the pancreas give hope of cure for diabetes

April 11, 2017 News

Scientists in the United States have found immature beta cells in the pancreas which they hope could be turned into insulin producing beta cells and eventually a cure for diabetes. Those with type 1 diabetes cannot control blood glucose levels because the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas have died and are not replaced […]

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Walking down stairs rather than up can help combat diabetes risk

April 10, 2017 News

The simple act of walking down stairs rather than up could help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to new research conducted on elderly obese women in Australia. While walking upstairs is also good for health the researchers from Edith Cowan University found that it is something known as eccentric exercise that makes the difference when […]

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Research reveals diabetics in UK being refused sufficient supply of testing strips

April 7, 2017 News

People with diabetes in the UK are being refused access to sufficient test strips which are essential to monitor their blood glucose levels, new research has found. This supports recent findings that people living with diabetes are being refused an essential piece of kit to monitor blood glucose by the NHS. A national survey by […]

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Online tool could help predict risk of type 2 diabetes, study suggests

April 6, 2017 News

Using the internet to find out about a condition is not recommended by health professionals, but when it comes to diabetes and heart disease, a new online metabolic calculator has been developed by a doctor. A new study suggests that it can predict the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease more accurately than traditional […]

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Research reveals large number of young diabetics in US don’t get eye screening

April 5, 2017 News

Children and teenagers with diabetes in the United States may not be receiving the recommended eye tests needed to help prevent the condition from causing eye problems and even blindness, according to new research. Just 65% of young people with type 1 diabetes and 42% with type 2 diabetes had vision loss screening within six […]

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Children and young people in Australia to benefit from glucose monitor initiative

April 4, 2017 News

The Government in Australia has been praised for its ground breaking initiative to provide continuous glucose monitors for children and young people with type 1 diabetes. According to Diabetes Australia it will be a life changer for thousands of Australian children, young people and their families living with type 1 diabetes and is the most […]

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Night owl diabetics may be more prone to depression

April 3, 2017 News

The links between type 2 diabetes and depression are well recorded, but now new research suggests diabetics who are night owls may be more prone to the mental health condition. Type 2 diabetics who prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to […]

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Scientists a step nearer creating a daily pill for type 2 diabetes

March 31, 2017 News

A daily pill that makes cells respond to insulin again could be a major step forward in treating type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Scientists in the United States have found that giving mice with diabetes a new drug that affects insulin signalling restores the ability of cells in the body to control blood sugar […]

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Highly specialised diet could help prevent development of type 1 diabetes in childhood

March 30, 2017 Diets

Scientists believe that a diet rich in fibre that boosts good bacteria in the stomach could protect against the development of type 1 diabetes in children. Working with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, researchers at Monash University in Melbourne created a diet rich in fibre that is broken down in the lower intestine into molecules […]

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Scientists find substance that is only present in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics

March 29, 2017 News

A significant finding has been made by the 3U Diabetes Consortium, of Dublin City University, Maynooth University and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), which has the A new scientific discovery has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of type 1 diabetes. Research from the […]

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Breaking up periods of sitting can be beneficial for health of type 2 diabetics

March 28, 2017 News

People with type 2 diabetes who sit all day have a riskier blood fat mixture than those who move around or exercise periodically throughout the day, new research has found. Researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Monash University in Australia looked at blood lipid profiles for 21 overweight or obese adults with […]

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