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Sheffield diabetes team wins top healthcare award for insulin safety

Tue, 23 May 2017

A Sheffield healthcare team has won a prestigious award for promoting insulin safety in hospitals for people with diabetes. The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wa...Read More

Bydureon trial shows safety but not significant heart benefit

Tue, 23 May 2017

The GLP-1 receptor agonist drug Bydureon has met targets for heart safety but has not managed to show that it significantly benefits heart health. The results come from the Exenati...Read More

Benefits of metformin may involve gut bacteria

Tue, 23 May 2017

Researchers have shown the type 2 diabetes drug metformin helps boost good gut bacteria, according to a new study. The treatment is commonly used to control people's blood sugar l...Read More

Research highlights benefits of yoga in improving diabetes control

Mon, 22 May 2017

Blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes could be improved after just ten days of practicing yoga, a study has found. New research carried out by an Indian university de...Read More

Risk of dementia linked to blood glucose peaks

Mon, 22 May 2017

Middle-aged people with diabetes who experience regular peaks in their blood sugar levels are putting themselves at a greater risk of dementia, a study has found. Researchers from ...Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted wearing glucose monitor prototype

Mon, 22 May 2017

CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, has been spotted wearing a prototype glucose monitor that was connected to his Apple Watch. The report comes CNBC with its sources stating that Cook was wea...Read More

Neuropathic patients with type 1 diabetes have higher risks of depression, study finds

Fri, 19 May 2017

A new study has found that neuropathy, which is caused by damage to nerves in the body's lower extremities, is associated with depression in people with type 1 diabetes. According ...Read More

Researchers focused on finding more effective treatments for type 2 diabetes

Fri, 19 May 2017

Australian researchers they are a step further in developing safer and more effective treatments for type 2 diabetes. The University of Adelaide have been designing drugs which cou...Read More

Sleep intervention training could prevent babies from becoming obese toddlers

Fri, 19 May 2017

Research looking at the sleep patterns of babies suggests that infants who sleep well halve their risk of obesity as a toddler. A two-year study of 802 families in New Zealand show...Read More

Low glycemic index diet may cut risks for age-related eye disease

Thu, 18 May 2017

Researchers at Tufts University have found that switching from a high-glycemic, high-sugar food environment to one less blood sugar-spiking may help slow the development of a debil...Read More

NICE updates type 2 guidelines to reflect new advice on drug treatments

Thu, 18 May 2017

The National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE) has updated its guidelines about drug treatments for people with type 2 diabetes. This new update features information about so...Read More

Two weeks of sedentary behaviour can increase type 2 diabetes risk

Thu, 18 May 2017

Not exercising for two weeks could lead to type 2 diabetes in young and healthy people, research has suggested. Findings from a recent study at the University of Liverpool have cau...Read More

Replacing beer with water cuts obesity risk by 20 per cent, study reports

Thu, 18 May 2017

Replacing a daily beer with a glass of water can reduce the risk of obesity by 20 per cent, researchers say. Spanish scientists also found that swapping one sugary drink for water ...Read More

BMI of people with diabetes dictates stiffness of soles, researchers suggest

Wed, 17 May 2017

Doctors treating people with diabetes should consider their weight when choosing inner soles for them to avoid future foot problems, a new study reports. People with diabetes are m...Read More

British scientists dispel myths about metabolically healthy obesity

Wed, 17 May 2017

Scientists at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Applied Health Research have published new findings that discredit myths around the so-called metabolically healthy obesit...Read More

NHS meeting attendance targets for Diabetes Prevention Programme

Wed, 17 May 2017

Organisations involved in the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme are being encouraged to increase attendance to the programme. The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme ...Read More

FDA adds boxed warning to type 2 diabetes drug Invokana over amputation risk

Wed, 17 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that a new warning must be added to the label of Invokana (canagliflozin), a type 2 diabetes drug. Data from two large clini...Read More

New research links lack of sleep with heightened risk for type 2 diabetes in youth

Tue, 16 May 2017

A new review of scientific literature on the importance of sleep in youth suggests that a lack of sleep can lead to decreased appetite control and body weight regulation, all of wh...Read More

Mother says teenage daughter barred from school trip due to her type 1 diabetes

Tue, 16 May 2017

A teenager with type 1 diabetes has been left 'devastated' after she was barred from a school trip because of her condition, says her mother. Aaliyah Thomson, from Scotland, was du...Read More

Smartphone app set to help people with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Tue, 16 May 2017

An augmented reality app to help people with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure manage their medication in Australia is to be developed. Augmented reality (AR) comprises techn...Read More

NHS provides outpatients updates following cyber attack

Tue, 16 May 2017

The NHS has provided an update about planned treatment and outpatient appointments following the ransomware attack on its IT systems. It has posted advice for patients after a smal...Read More

Outdoor temperature linked to gestational diabetes risk

Mon, 15 May 2017

A 'direct relationship' has been established between warmer weather and gestational diabetes, researchers say. Canadian scientists say each 10°C rise in outdoor air temperatur...Read More

Low-carb diets may help correct habitual eating behaviours, new study finds

Mon, 15 May 2017

A new study, published in the FASEB Journal, suggests that a low-carb diet may help reduce hunger and food cravings, which would explain the sustained increase in adherence and red...Read More

Type 2 diabetes campaign aims to support black and minority ethnic communities

Mon, 15 May 2017

A campaign to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes in minority ethnic communities will be taking place next month. The project aims to highlight the increased risk of type 2 diabetes...Read More

Tamoxifen shown to protect against obesity and insulin resistance

Mon, 15 May 2017

The metabolic effects of an estrogen receptor modulator called tamoxifen could prevent obesity and insulin resistance, according to new research. Scientists have also discovered th...Read More

Scientists discover GLP-1-like compound of benefit for diabetes research

Fri, 12 May 2017

Researchers from China Pharmaceutical University have synthethised a new insulin-mimetic compound that enhances blood sugar control and creates an immune reset. This compound, cal...Read More

Action on Sugar calls for sugar tax to extend to all sweets

Fri, 12 May 2017

Health campaigners are urging the UK sugar tax to be extended to sweets and not just soft drinks in a bid to tackle obesity. The charity Action on Sugar has released a manifesto o...Read More

Pioneering type 1 diabetes research centre opens in Newcastle

Fri, 12 May 2017

A brand new medical research centre has opened in Newcastle that plans to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The Newcastle Isolation and Innovation Hub, located at Newcastle Univers...Read More

Survey reveals lack of gum disease awareness in people with diabetes

Fri, 12 May 2017

A new survey finds that 50 per cent of people with diabetes have never been given any information on the risks of gum disease by their dentist. Having diabetes increases the risk o...Read More

New in-body sensor could monitor and regulate insulin levels in real-time

Thu, 11 May 2017

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a dynamic real-time biosensor that could one day continuously detect and maintain optimal levels of drugs like insulin. Health moni...Read More

British Medical Association warns NHS is a ticking time bomb

Thu, 11 May 2017

A leading doctors' union has warned that further NHS public health cuts could impact long-term conditions such as diabetes. The British Medical Association (BMA) claims the NHS is ...Read More

DRI BioHub device helps woman achieve insulin independence in new type 1 diabetes trial

Thu, 11 May 2017

US scientists have demonstrated a method of achieving insulin independence within type 1 diabetes. The technique involves islet cell transplantation within a tissue-engineered plat...Read More

Father completes ultramarathon to raise thousands for type 1 diabetes

Thu, 11 May 2017

A dentist from Scotland has gone the extra mile by embarking upon an epic marathon challenge in honour of his son who has type 1 diabetes. Marc Bingham from Kilmarnock took part i...Read More

Invokana treatment preferred to GLP-1 agonists among those with type 2 diabetes, study reports

Wed, 10 May 2017

People with type 2 diabetes are more compliant with their therapy if it consists of taking the oral sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, canagliflozin, as opposed to ...Read More

Experts focus on using injection data to help young people with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 10 May 2017

Diabetes researchers are coming together to help young people with type 1 diabetes "better optimise" their treatment. Teams from Harvard University, Schneider Children's Medical Ce...Read More

Wearable insulin delivery device improves HbA1c levels in type 2 diabetes

Wed, 10 May 2017

People with type 2 diabetes could significantly improve their HbA1c levels by switching to a 24-hour wearable insulin delivery device, research suggests. The device is the Veritas ...Read More

Scientists make ghrelin hormone discovery that could expand diabetes treatments

Wed, 10 May 2017

Scientists report that a hormone called ghrelin could be used to create new treatments for regulating blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Ghrelin works by opposing the ac...Read More

Renowned chef speaks out on the silencing of science behind ketogenic diets for cancer

Tue, 09 May 2017

The famous Irish cook Domini Kemp is fighting an advertising ban against evidence in support of a ketogenic diet. Ms Kemp believes advertising regulators are trying to "silence eme...Read More

Tributes come in following death of cherished diabetes writer David Mendosa

Tue, 09 May 2017

We are sad to report that David Mendosa, one of the world's most cherished diabetes writers has passed away. David, from the US, had been a leading light in the diabetes community...Read More

New insulin delivery system developed that controls blood sugar for 48 hours

Tue, 09 May 2017

A newly developed insulin delivery system has been shown to control blood sugar levels for two days in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to new research. This new technique invo...Read More

Canagliflozin shown to improve metabolic function in type 2 diabetes

Tue, 09 May 2017

The type 2 diabetes drug canagliflozin has been shown to reduce adipose (fat) tissue function, independent of weight loss, when compared to glimepiride treatment, new research sugg...Read More

Omega-3 linked to lower risk of type 1 diabetes risk, says study

Mon, 08 May 2017

A link between omega-3 consumption through breast milk and lower cases of type 1 diabetes has been found in a new study. Researchers from Finland believe breastfeeding mothers who ...Read More

Victoza may benefit patients with type 1 diabetes, review suggests

Mon, 08 May 2017

A recent meta-analysis suggests that the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) liraglutide (marketed as Victoza) produces modest reductions of HbA1c levels with signif...Read More

JDRF grant to fund new treatment for diabetic gastroparesis

Mon, 08 May 2017

Scientists are promising to engineer a solution to a chronic stomach problem common in people with type 1 diabetes. Researchers from Western Sydney University have been awarded a $...Read More

Red wine compound could reduce arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes

Mon, 08 May 2017

A compound called resveratrol could reduce arterial stiffness in some people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Arterial stiffness can affect how hard the heart has to wo...Read More

Newly discovered genetic locations sheds further light on type 2 diabetes

Fri, 05 May 2017

Newly discovered genetic locations could be the answer to discovering why some people are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A total of 76 chromosomal...Read More

Scientists rule out early dog ownership as protective factor against type 1 diabetes

Fri, 05 May 2017

Swedish researchers looking at environmental factors that might be making infants less predisposed to type 1 diabetes have found that living with a dog early in life may not provid...Read More

New diabetes contact lens solves previous comfort issues

Fri, 05 May 2017

A pioneering contact lens which could monitor glucose levels has been developed to solve previous wearability issues. These lenses have been fitted with a new type of sensor which...Read More

Researchers uncover genetic features of LADA diabetes

Fri, 05 May 2017

An international collaboration of researchers has identified a number of genetic features of LADA diabetes which could help ensure that adults developing diabetes are correctly dia...Read More

Low glycemic index diet found to lower health threats from high blood pressure

Thu, 04 May 2017

A new review of a dozen randomised controlled trials has found that a lower glycemic index (GI) diet proves effective for reducing blood pressure and, by extension, reducing heart ...Read More

Rarely eating fresh fruit linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk

Thu, 04 May 2017

Eating some fresh fruit daily lowers the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 per cent, according to new research. The lowering of diabetes risk for people eating fresh fruit...Read More

Diabetes costs the world over 1 trillion pounds

Thu, 04 May 2017

The cost of treating adults with diabetes worldwide has risen beyond $1.3 trillion; equivalent to £1 trillion. The latest figure comes from a team of researchers from ...Read More

New tool predict which children with type 1 diabetes will not get a honeymoon phase

Thu, 04 May 2017

A new tool to help doctors predict which newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes are likely to not have a honeymoon phase. It is an important discovery, because it allows doc...Read More

Boy with type 1 diabetes receives top award for holding awareness sessions

Wed, 03 May 2017

A four-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes has been given an award for raising awareness of the condition at his nursery. Freddie Fox from Lymm in Warrington was diagnosed aged just ...Read More

Scientists discover enzyme linked to midlife weight gain and type 2 diabetes

Wed, 03 May 2017

A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified an overactive enzyme that undermines health and promotes weight gain in middle-aged obese mice. T...Read More

Green tea compound found to improve gestational diabetes health outcomes

Wed, 03 May 2017

A compound found in green tea could help improve the health of women with gestational diabetes and their babies, researchers have said. A team from China say they have found a link...Read More

Scientists discover new method of regenerating beta cells

Wed, 03 May 2017

For the first time US scientists have mapped out how beta cells grow which could lead to their regeneration within type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Scientists from UC San Diego...Read More

Nurse-led education improves HbA1c in type 2 diabetes

Tue, 02 May 2017

An Australian study shows that nurse-led education interventions are successful in improving diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study was run by Dr. Lisa Whiteh...Read More

US-approved insulin app launches for people with type 2 diabetes

Tue, 02 May 2017

A mobile app has been approved by American health authorities to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their basal insulin. The iSage Rx app, developed by a company called Amalga...Read More

Study explains link between obesity, type 2 diabetes and memory loss

Tue, 02 May 2017

Experts think they may have discovered why type 2 diabetes is often linked with memory loss. A team from South Korea says it is because overweight or obese people develop thinner g...Read More

Adolescents with good type 1 diabetes control have better long-term health outcomes

Tue, 02 May 2017

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have better long-term health outcomes if they maintain good HbA1c levels and regularly check their blood glucose. The study foun...Read More

New blood test for gestational diabetes may improve early screening of women at risk

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, have come up with a new simple blood test for the early screening of gestational diabetes in women at increased risk. The...Read More

Exeter team receives top health award for lowering diabetic amputation rates

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A diabetes foot care team in Exeter has been presented with a top NHS award for lowering amputation rates below the national average. The Integrated Diabetic Footcare Faculty (IDFF...Read More

Exercise can help prevent effects of genes related to obesity

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Researchers think they may have worked out why some inactive people do not put on weight, when others do. The team from the University of North Carolina and the University of Cope...Read More

Compound in marijuana, chilli peppers could reduce gut inflammation in type 1 diabetes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Chilli peppers and marijuana could reduce gut inflammation, scientists say, and provide a possible treatment option for type 1 diabetes. US researchers found that while chilli pepp...Read More

Artery clogging saturated fat myth challenged in worlds top medical journal

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

In a new op-ed from the British Medical Journal, two leading doctors and a cardiology expert reignite the debate about the link between fat, cholesterol and coronary disease. The a...Read More

Cooler temperatures linked to tackling type 2 diabetes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Lowering the central heating temperature by just one degree Centigrade could ease the effects of type 2 diabetes, a new study has suggested. Dutch researchers say exposing people w...Read More

Type 2 diabetes increases dementia risk among those with mild cognitive impairment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Type 2 diabetes is an independent risk factor for dementia conversion in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to new research. This new study from Spain also foun...Read More

Remote smartphone app-controlled device could replace insulin injections

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

A new device which has been developed could eventually be used to replace insulin injections for people with diabetes, researchers have said. Scientists from East China Normal Univ...Read More

Xultophy results in less hypoglycemia than basal insulin in people with type 2 diabetes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

The insulin and GLP-1 combination drug, Xultophy, was associated with lower rates of hypoglycemia compared with basal insulin in two trials involving people with type 2 diabetes. X...Read More

Study finds lower rates of heart disease for people with diabetes in Sweden

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

The number of people with diabetes who develop cardiovascular disease in Sweden has dropped sharply over the last decade, according to new research. A study of almost three million...Read More

APPG report calls for schools to take better care of children with diabetes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has issued a series of recommendations to improve the way schools help children with diabetes. The report states that com...Read More

Obese children four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Childhood obesity can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes four-fold compared to children with a normal BMI, research suggests. UK scientists made this discovery following a large-sca...Read More

Joslin team makes discovery that improve diabetic kidney disease treatments

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

US scientists have made a discovery that could help slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Centre devised a new approach to treatin...Read More

Exercise reduces the rate of age-associated cognitive decline, new research finds

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

A new review of 39 studies on exercise and brain function has found that regular physical activity can positively influence cognitive ability and memory skills in middle-aged adult...Read More

Virus carrying and gene transfers could be used to reverse type 1 diabetes

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

University of Texas scientists say they have successfully managed to force pancreatic cells to start working again within type 1 diabetes. This study on animals tested an approach ...Read More

Maternal type 1 diabetes lowers levels of protective protein in offspring

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

Female offspring of women with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have lower levels of a protein that offers metabolic and cardiovascular protection. The protein adiponectin is bel...Read More

Obesity-associated metabolic disease linked to malfunction of liver immune system

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that certain white blood cells in the liver can go rogue and cause insulin resistance in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver...Read More

Electric acupuncture offers potential to lower blood sugar levels

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

An electric form of acupuncture could help to regulate blood glucose levels in overweight women who struggle to exercise, new research shows. Electroacupuncture was developed in th...Read More

Second Talking About Diabetes conference celebrates inspirational stories and endurance feats

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

Inspirational stories about people with type 1 diabetes and the role of diabetes specialist nurses were primary discussion topics at the second annual Talking About Diabetes(TAD) c...Read More

Early HbA1c benefits from metformin lowers risk of cardiovascular events

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

People with type 2 diabetes who begin metformin treatment and achieve better HbA1c levels within six months are less likely to experience cardiovascular events or death, a new stud...Read More

Postbiotics could be used to treat obese people with prediabetes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

By-products of bacteria known as postbiotics have been linked to lowering blood sugar levels in obese people with prediabetes, a new study finds. A research team from McMaster Uni...Read More

Alterations in gut microbiome linked to weaker immune system and type 1 diabetes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

New research from the Aalto University, in Helsinki, suggests that an interaction in the gut microbiome could be a critical factor in the development of type 1 diabetes in infants....Read More

Good diabetes control linked to improved heart stent surgery outcomes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

People with type 2 diabetes who maintain good blood sugar control following heart stent surgery are less likely to experience a heart attack or stroke, research suggests. Heart ste...Read More

NHS hospital shops agree to limit sales of sugary drinks in England

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Several hospital shops have agreed to limit the proportion of sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks sold across England. WHSmith, Greggs, Subway and Marks &Spencer will now limit t...Read More

New finding could help form diabetes-related kidney damage treatment

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Researchers have made a discovery which could lead to new treatments for diabetic kidney disease. A team from Edinburgh University said that for the first time they have found a li...Read More

Plant-derived protein may lower risks of type 2 diabetes, new study finds

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

A study by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland suggests the importance of eating protein sources for reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Earlier research o...Read More

Research from long-term study advocates individualized eye screenings in type 1 diabetes

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Changing the regularity of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes deemed at risk of developing eye problems would lead to "better health outcomes", a new study has said. Cu...Read More

Type 2 diabetes drug Galvus helps improve HbA1c levels in new study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

The diabetes drug Galvus (vildagliptin) improves blood sugar levels when used alongside metformin in people with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes, a study reports. Galvus is part ...Read More

UK doctor calls for DKA guidelines revision in bid to improve diagnosis

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

A UK doctor has called for an overhaul of guidance related to the diagnosis and management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in adults. DKA is a complication of type 1 diabetes and, ...Read More

New tool launches to help depression among people with diabetes

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

A new mood tool has been launched to better treat people with diabetes who may be feeling low or depressed. Diabetes UK's Mood Information Prescription is a one-page document whic...Read More

Man to run London Marathon dressed as human insulin pump

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

A father whose son has type 1 diabetes is gearing up to run this weekend's London Marathon dressed as a human-sized insulin pump. If that challenge was not enough, Mark Conlin is a...Read More

Online intervention could reduce mishaps among drivers with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

A short questionnaire that screens drivers with type 1 diabetes can identify those who are at risk of future driving mishaps, a US study reports. The 11-item questionnaire can also...Read More

The number of diagnosed diabetes cases keeps soaring in American youth

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

A new report highlights that an increasing number of children and teens are being diagnosed with diabetes in America. The 'Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among Yout...Read More

Lucentis given FDA approval to treat diabetic retinopathy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

The drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) has been approved in the US to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy, it has been announced. Previously the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...Read More

Receptors activated in brown fat cells could lead to type 2 diabetes and obesity treatments

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

Research has uncovered a new way to increase the production of 'good fats' in the body which could help treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. Brown fat has long been studied as a trea...Read More

New clinical trial begins to test antibody in treating type 1 diabetes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

A new study has begun in Australia to assess a drug candidate called GNbAC1 in treating type 1 diabetes. GNbAC1 is an antibody designed to inhibit a protein called MSRV-Env that ha...Read More

Metformin use does not help beat cognitive impairment as previously thought

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

A new large-scale study has found that long-term metformin use does not help slow down cognitive decline in diseases of the aging brain. The findings are of importance because dia...Read More

Health outcomes improving for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, says Swedish study

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

The number of people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes who are dying from diabetes and diabetes-related complications has declined in Sweden, according to a new study. A sim...Read More

Further research links insulin resistance to cognitive decline in old age

Thu, 13 Apr 2017

Israeli research has found a link between insulin resistance, the driving factor behind type 2 diabetes, and cognitive decline in old age. Previous studies have already found an as...Read More

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