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Call for physical activity to be prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes

January 21, 2019 Treatment

People with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to help them control blood sugar levels and improve their heart health, according to a new medical paper from European experts. The European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), is warning that with one in 11 adults worldwide having diabetes, of which 90% is type 2 […]

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The body may be able to cure type 1 diabetes in the future, according to scientists

January 14, 2019 News

Scientists believe that the human body could one day be able to cure diabetes itself after finding that it is possible for other cells to take over the functions of missing or damaged insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The discovery could lead to new treatments for diabetes in the future, according to the research from […]

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Charity warning over rise in lower limb amputations linked to diabetes

January 11, 2019 News

A diabetes charity is warning about the need for diabetics to take care of their feet after uncovering a significant rise in lower limb amputations in England. The warning from Diabetes UK is relevant to all nations at a time when the numbers developing type 2 diabetes in particular is rising globally. This piece of […]

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Where your body stores fat affects diabetes risk

January 7, 2019 News

People who are less likely to put on excess fat around their hips due to their genes are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart attacks, according to a new study. While it has long been recognised that an apple shaped body is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, […]

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Researchers closer to new treatment for type 1 diabetes

December 24, 2018 Treatment

Scientists in the United States have taken an important step forwards in terms of creating a new treatment for type 1 diabetes. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have discovered a novel combination of two classes of drugs that induces the highest rate of proliferation ever observed in […]

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Type 2 diabetes affects memory and fluency in older people, new study suggests

December 17, 2018 News

Type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in brain function among older people with the condition over a five-year period, new research has found. In particular it affects the verbal memory and fluency, according to the study by Australian experts at the University of Tasmania and Monash University in Melbourne. However, contrary to previous […]

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Regular exercise could reduce risk of diabetes-related kidney disease

December 11, 2018 News

Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, particularly those who have a sedentary lifestyle, a new study has found. Kidney disease is a common complication associated with type 2 diabetes, especially in people who are obese and do not exercise regularly. Early markers of diabetes related kidney disease include […]

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Very low calorie diets to be used in the UK to treat type 2 diabetes

December 4, 2018 Treatment

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are to get help to follow very low calorie diets with the aim of putting their type 2 diabetes into remission. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, explained that it is the start of a longer term plan that has been justified by studies showing that […]

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More children and young adults have type 2 diabetes than previously thought

November 28, 2018 News

New research suggests that more needs to be done to combat the rise in type diabetes among children and young adults, with reducing obesity vital. Diabetes UK, a British charity that is involved in research, fund raising and preventative campaigns, has revealed that almost 7,000 children and young adults now have the condition in England […]

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Scientists find that a hormone other than insulin plays important role in type 2 diabetes

November 21, 2018 News

Insulin is only one half of the story about what goes wrong in the body with type 2 diabetes, say scientists who have discovered that another hormone called glucagon is also important. The study of cells by scientist from the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Medicine, shows that glucagon, which has an opposite effect […]

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Where fat is stored affects risk of type 2 diabetes, new study finds

November 15, 2018 Diabetes General

Genes associated with obesity may actually protect against type 2 diabetes and it all depends on where the body stores fat. Indeed, it is exactly where extra fat is stored that matters more than the amount of fat when it comes to insulin resistance and the risk of developing diabetes, according to research from scientists […]

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