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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New hope for preventing severe low blood sugar in diabetes

April 8, 2019 News

New research has found a protein that could help prevent people with diabetes having dangerous, severe blood sugar falls that can lead to hypoglycaemia which can be fatal. The insight into a recently discovered protein called neuronostatin could lead to new ways to treat and prevent hypoglycaemia, according to the researchers from the Saint Louis […]

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Common A1c test misses many cases of diabetes

April 1, 2019 News

Using the haemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study. Lead researcher Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses from the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute in Duarte, California, explained that the A1c test should be used in conjunction with the oral glucose test for increased […]

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Stillbirth more likely if diabetes is missed during pregnancy

March 26, 2019 Pregnancy

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research. The risk of stillbirth was over four times higher in women who developed signs of gestational diabetes but were not diagnosed. However, with appropriate screening and diagnosis that increased […]

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Mentally tiring work could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes for women

March 20, 2019 News

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring, such as teachers, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a new study carried out by French researchers. They are suggesting that both women and employers should be aware of the potential risk as type 2 diabetes can lead to significant health problems including heart […]

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Research finds that controlled weight management puts type 2 diabetes into remission

March 13, 2019 News

Weight management programmes delivered by medical doctors do help people with type 2 diabetes to such an extent that many end up in remission, new research has confirmed. More than a third, some 36%, of people with type 2 diabetes who took part in the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (Direct) in the UK are still […]

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New figures suggest type 2 diabetes is increasing substantially in the UK

March 4, 2019 News

New national figures show that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes and experts predict it set to keep rising. One in 10 people aged over 40 now has type 2 diabetes and the number of people living with all types of diabetes has […]

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Beta blockers could reduce risk of death for people with diabetes and hypoglycemia

February 26, 2019 News

Beta blockers, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure, could reduce the risk of death among those with type 2 diabetes and the related complication of hypoglycemia, new research has found. Scientists from the Leicester Diabetes Centre in England, a partnership and collaboration between Leicester’s Hospitals and the University of Leicester, investigated how […]

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Vitamin C tablets can lower high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics

February 19, 2019 News

Taking a vitamin C tablet twice daily can benefit people with type 2 diabetes by lowering elevated blood sugar levels across the day and minimizing spikes in blood sugar after meals, new research has found. A new study from researchers at Deakin University shows that taking 500mg two times a day also lowered blood pressure […]

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New pill being developed to deliver insulin direct into the stomach wall

February 11, 2019 Treatment

A new pill being developed in the United States containing a tiny needle of compressed freeze dried insulin could replace daily injections for people with diabetes. Scientists have created a capsule, the size of a blueberry, which has a disc made of sugar which dissolves in the stomach, releasing a spring which allows a needle […]

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Rescuing beta cells could slow down or even stop the progress of type 1 diabetes

February 4, 2019 News

Scientists are looking at how type 1 diabetes gradually destroys insulin production in the body and if beta cells could be rescued or the destruction slowed down. Using new Imaging Mass Cytometry, the researchers at the University of Zurich looked at beta cells in the pancreas of healthy organ donors and those with type 1 […]

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New, more efficient screening developed for type 1 diabetes

January 30, 2019 News

A new way of screening babies and adults for a future risk of type 1 diabetes has been developed by scientists who say it will be much more effective at identifying the condition than current methods. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle have developed a […]

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