Latest News


Type 2 diabetes risk increased due to early menopause

20th January 2020

Women who go through the menopause aged 40 or younger have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in their 60's, according to an Australian study. The average age a woman goes through the…

Undiagnosed sleep apnea leads to greater health costs

20th January 2020

Undiagnosed sleep apnea, a common sleep complaint, can lead to greater health conditions and significant medical bill costs, researchers have said. Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep,…

AI and ECG could provide an alternative to finger prick tests

16th January 2020

An alternative to finger prick tests has been successfully developed using technology that detects low blood glucose levels with a non-invasive, wearable sensor. A team from the University of Warwick say they have found a…

Young people with diabetes at higher risk of suicide, study finds

15th January 2020

Young people with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems or attempting suicide than their peers, according to research. A Canadian study involving more than one million people aged between 15…

Algorithm developed that can predict gestational diabetes

14th January 2020

A computer algorithm has been created that can predict gestational diabetes. A team from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, developed an algorithm that can identify women at high risk of developing gestational diabetes. The…

Genetic tests for obesity risk fall short compared to BMI

13th January 2020

Genetic tests for obesity risk fall short of being able to accurately predict whether a person will gain weight over 25 years, and current BMI is a better judge of how someone’s metabolic health will…

New insulin compound discovery could improve insulin pump therapy

10th January 2020

The discovery of a new insulin compound could improve the delivery of insulin for people with insulin-dependent diabetes, according to researchers. A non-fibrillating form of human insulin, called glycoinsulin, has been developed by the research…

Type 2 diabetes drug could help prevent recurrent miscarriages

9th January 2020

A type 2 diabetes drug could help women who have endured recurrent miscarriages improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy, researchers have said. A team from Warwick University say sitagliptin could be repurposed to help…

Bariatric surgery keeps type 2 diabetes in remission for five years

8th January 2020

Weight loss surgery helps keep type 2 diabetes in remission for up to five years after the operation, researchers have said. Bariatric surgery is considered as one of the most effective, albeit, drastic, approaches to…

Veganism and type 2 diabetes analysed in research of over 21,000 people

7th January 2020

Analysis looking into veganism and type 2 diabetes has found that the lifestyle can lead to lower average blood glucose levels. The analysis also concluded that a vegan diet can increase the levels of good…

Severe hypoglycemia and cognitive impairment have been associated in a new study

6th January 2020

An association has been found between a history of severe hypoglycemia and cognitive impairment in older people with type 1 diabetes. The group of people studied, with an average age of 67, were more at…

New insight to metformin’s weight loss benefit

3rd January 2020

Metformin’s weight loss benefits have now been linked with a specific protein, researchers have said. The drug, which is one of the world’s most commonly prescribed treatments for type 2 diabetes, has shown significant weight…

Skyrocketing costs and over-the-counter insulin blamed for man’s death

2nd January 2020

Family members of a US man with type 1 diabetes who tragically died following a switch to over-the-counter insulin have spoken out about the need for insulin to be accessible to everyone who needs it.…

Overspill of liver fat associated with the development of type 2 diabetes

23rd December 2019

Scientists have observed that an overspill of fat from the liver into the pancreas could trigger the onset of type 2 diabetes. Recently published research, led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK, offers…

To Top