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Kids who don’t eat breakfast may have higher risk of type 2 diabetes

September 4, 2014 Diets

Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new research study. The study from St. George’s University of London found an association between children who reported skipping breakfast most days and higher levels of known diabetes risk factors. The research team carried out […]

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New analysis confirms connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes

August 28, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

A new analysis of existing studies confirms a link between working night shifts and developing type 2 diabetes, but scientists say more work is needed to find out why. People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, with men on rotating shifts […]

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Babies born to women with gestational diabetes more likely to develop the condition

August 27, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Babies exposed to gestational diabetes in the womb are six times more likely to develop the condition as the number of obese pregnant women rises. It has long been known that babies whose mothers have gestational diabetes may have problems with blood sugar levels early in life, but now a new study quantifies that risk. […]

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Study finds link between air pollution and diabetes in children

August 26, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Growing up in areas where air pollution is increased raises the risk of insulin resistance, the precursor to diabetes, in children, according to new research. Previous studies have identified links between air pollution and other chronic conditions such as atherosclerosis and heart disease. However to date, epidemiological studies that have examined associations between long term […]

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Should we have separate heart disease risk guidelines for type 1 and 2 diabetics?

August 22, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

There should be separate guidelines for screening and monitoring of heart conditions for people with type 1 diabetes, it is claimed. They should be looked at separately from those with type 2 diabetes due to the large age differences involved. Type 1 diabetes usually develops before adulthood, whereas type 2 diabetes is largely a condition […]

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Diabetic drugs could do more harm than good for elderly type 2 diabetics

July 8, 2014 Diabetes Research Polls

Drugs to reduce blood sugar levels can do more harm than good in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers in the UK and the United States. Using data from a 20 year study of type 2 diabetics involving over 5,000 people, they looked at the effectiveness of diabetes treatments […]

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Research shows drinking more coffee reduces risk of type 2 diabetes

April 28, 2014 Diabetes General

People who drank at least one extra cup of coffee a day over a four year period had an 11% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who carried on drinking the same amount. New research led by Harvard University’s School of Public Health (HSPH) also found that those who decreased their coffee […]

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New technique detects tiny signs of eye damage in diabetics

April 23, 2014 Diabetes General

Researchers in the United States have detected new early warning signs of retinopathy which can cause loss of sight and blindness in people with diabetes. They say that the discovery could have far reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially affecting the care of over 25 million. ‘We had not expected […]

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US sees a doubling of diabetes and pre-diabetes mainly due to obesity

April 21, 2014 Diabetes General

Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, with an alarming rise in the elderly and Hispanics, according to new research. Obesity is the main reason behind the surge, say the researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study report shows that diabetes increased from […]

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Call for older people to be screened for diabetes

April 17, 2014 Diabetes General

Everyone entering older age should be screened for diabetes to prevent the worsening of complications associated with the condition, according to an international expert. Professor Alan Sinclair, director of the Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) based in the UK, spoke out after a new report showed there has been a poor uptake in […]

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Exercise and quitting alcohol most beneficial lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetics

April 2, 2014 Diabetes General

Changing to a healthier lifestyle after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can do as much good in preventing heart problems as taking medication, a new study has found. In particular, taking more exercise and cutting out alcohol are most beneficial in terms of reducing the risk of a heart attack and other cardiac problems, […]

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