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Thousands more type 1 diabetics to get insulin pumps in Scotland

January 4, 2017 News

The Government in Scotland is providing £10 million of new money to improve the management of type 1 diabetes with funds going to increase the provision of insulin pumps. Health officials believe that an increased provision of insulin pumps, which deliver insulin into the body without the need for injections, will help people to manage […]

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Eating certain microbes could postpone onset of type 1 diabetes in children

January 2, 2017 News

Regulating the gut microflora may help postpone the onset of type 1 diabetes in children at risk of developing the disease, new research suggests. A food supplement or yoghurt enriched with a mix of certain microbes or self-produced substances could be developed for children with a high genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to […]

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Type 2 diabetes doubles in UK in 20 years, new data shows

December 30, 2016 News

Like many countries the UK is facing a type 2 diabetes time bomb and now new figures reveal that the condition has doubled in people aged 40 to 60. Public Health England puts the blame on being overweight and says that the rise in type 2 diabetes comes at a time when obesity rates have […]

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Knowing genetic risk of developing diabetes may not change behaviour, study finds

December 29, 2016 News

There has been a lot of new work done on finding a genetic reasons for diabetes but new research suggests that giving people detailed information about their personal genetic risk of developing the condition may not help. Researchers from the University of California in San Diego say that giving people the basic facts about diabetes […]

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Education and lifestyle coaching to be used to combat rise in type 2 diabetes

December 28, 2016 News

Tens of thousands of more people at risk of type 2 diabetes in the UK are to be offered tailored support to avoid the potentially life threatening condition, it has been announced. Like many countries around the world, the UK is facing a steep rise in case of type 2 diabetes which can be avoided […]

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How muscles burn fat could hold secret to lessening risk of type 2 diabetes

December 27, 2016 News

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, scientists have discovered. The team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in the United States and other institutions looked at how mice burn fat. Their muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when […]

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Sleep disorder during pregnancy increases chances of developing diabetes

December 26, 2016 Pregnancy

Studies have found that pregnant women who suffer from the sleep disorder apnea are more likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure. Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that involves repeated stops and starts in breathing. The researchers from the United States found that women with the condition were almost twice as likely […]

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Vets warn that indulging pets over the festive season could lead to diabetes

December 23, 2016 News

With foodie presents for pets even more popular this festive season, vets are warning that too much indulgence could lead to diabetes in dogs and cats. Research in the UK has shown that the number of pets getting diabetes, many of them overweight, is rising and it is thought that more than 20 million are […]

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Small realistic diet changes can make a big difference for type 2 diabetics

December 22, 2016 Diets

People with type 2 diabetes can make a significant difference to their blood glucose control by making a few realistic adjustments to their diet, new research has found. They don’t need to be overly focussed on losing a lot of weight to reduce the risk of developing long term and life threatening complications, according to […]

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Health professionals urged to look out for depression in people with type 1 diabetes

December 21, 2016 News

People who have poor metabolic control of their type 1 diabetes may be more likely to suffer from depression, research has revealed, but they are not always given the help they need. Researchers from Germany believe that health workers, including doctors and nurses, need to be more alert to worsening depression in patients with type […]

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Doctors develop better test to identify gestational diabetes risk in obese women

December 20, 2016 News

A team of researchers in the UK has developed a new test to identify the risk facing obese women of developing diabetes in pregnancy. The method developed by the scientists from King’s College London is regarded as being more accurate and is likely to help a lot of women as obesity is a major risk […]

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