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Researchers hail breakthrough in helping obese type 2 diabetics lose weight

September 15, 2015 Diabetes General

A study showing how a newly-approved obesity treatment can help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight represents a breakthrough, according to a leading diabetes research centre. An international study involving nine countries found that among overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes, a daily injection of liraglutide at a dose of 3 mg, […]

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Insulin resistance found to affect women’s language skills

September 1, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Insulin resistance, one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes, is connected with poorer language skills in women but not in men, new research suggests. A lack of verbal fluency, which could also be a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, was found in women who took part in a study in Finland. The […]

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Up to 5 Million in England at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

August 31, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

The extent of the sheer number of people who could develop type 2 diabetes is revealed by new figures for England which shows up to five million people are at high risk. The data, published by Public Health England (PHE), while referring to England gives an indication of a similar picture in similar countries such […]

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UK scientists announce breakthrough weight loss treatment for type 2 diabetes

August 24, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

A daily dose of a diabetes drug could help combat obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study scientists are calling a breakthrough in weight loss management. The results of the international study involving nine countries are significant, according to Melanie Davies, professor of Diabetes Medicine at the Leicester Research Centre, University […]

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Exercise helps reduce insulin resistance in young teens

August 7, 2015 Diabetes Research Polls

Exercise provides the greatest benefit to fight insulin resistance for youngsters aged 16 and under to help ward off type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found. Insulin resistance leads to high blood sugar and it regarded as a precursor to type 2 diabetes so researchers are looking for ways to design […]

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International study confirms women with type 2 diabetes face higher stroke risk

March 12, 2014 Diabetes General

Evidence is mounting to show that women with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of suffering a stroke than men, with the latest study putting the risk factor at 27%. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia, the University of Cambridge in the UK and the George Institute for Global Health reviewed […]

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Women with type 2 diabetes more likely to have an early menopause

December 26, 2013 Diabetes General

Women with type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to have an early menopause, undergoing the change of life at the age of 48.5 years as opposed to 50.1 years, new research suggests. A study by a team from the University of Cartagena in Colombia says that an earlier menopause means that a woman’s […]

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Diabetic women urged to lower blood glucose levels before pregnancy

December 19, 2013 Diabetes General

Women with diabetes who want to start a family are being urged to monitor their blood glucose levels and take a daily high dose of folic acid, as a new study reveals the extra risks to their baby’s health. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK found that the risk of stillbirth or death during […]

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Sleep patterns linked with risk of developing type 2 diabetes

December 17, 2013 Diabetes General

Six hours of sleep or less a night increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes while too little or too much is associated with higher rates of obesity, research has found. A study of 212,388 adults over the age of 45 found that most, 64.7%, reported normal sleep times of seven or eight hours. […]

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Scientists find a hormone could be an alternative to insulin

September 9, 2013 Diabetes General

Leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and expenditure in the body, may be an alternative to insulin for diabetics, new research suggests. Researchers from Texas, California, Harvard and Geneva looked at mice that were genetically engineered not to produce any insulin and tested one group with injections of leptin […]

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Consume more fruit but not fruit juice to lower type 2 diabetes risk, study says

September 3, 2013 Diabetes General

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, could help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the United States. But a greater consumption of fruit juices is associated with a higher risk, says the study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers, which is […]

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