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Charity highlights lack of support among pregnant women with diabetes

5th December 2019

A lack of support for pregnant women with diabetes is leaving thousands at risk of serious complications, according to a leading charity.   Diabetes UK is calling for interventions to be introduced in a bid…

Complaints made over Dexcom device outage in US

4th December 2019

A technical glitch impacted thousands of people with diabetes in the US over the weekend, arguably leaving them vulnerable to hypoglycemia. The Dexcom G6, a blood glucose monitor that links to a phone app and…

Virus linked to childhood type 1 diabetes

3rd December 2019

A specific virus has once again been linked to the development of type 1 diabetes, researchers have said. An American team say they have found a completely new way to connect the enterovirus Coxsackievirus to…

Jerusalem firm in funding bid to test ‘micro-pancreas’ on humans

3rd December 2019

An implantable ‘micro-pancreas’ with the ability to produce insulin in response to blood glucose levels has been created by Israeli scientists. Betalin Therapeutics has tested the technology on animals with some success and is now…

Cancer drug neratinib offers hope for type 1 diabetes treatment

29th November 2019

A drug used to treat breast cancer, neratinib, has the potential to halt the immune system from destroying beta cells in type 1 diabetes, according to German researchers. Neratinib was able to guard the beta…

84% of workers are struggling to meet physical activity targets

29th November 2019

A new survey reveals that 84% of workers are struggling to meet NHS physical activity targets. The third Wellbeing Index Report highlighted the impact on health from being deskbound for large chunks of the day.…

Researchers explore role of cholesterol towards insulin release

28th November 2019

Researchers have investigated how cholesterol can play a role in the release of insulin by the pancreas’ beta cells. Research teams from the Lund University and the University of Sharjah focused their efforts on receptors…

Gut microbes could pave the way for type 2 diabetes preventative treatments

28th November 2019

Gut microbes could be the answer to maximising the benefits of exercise as well as helping doctors to personalise preventative treatment for those at risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A team from…

Welsh school recognised for ‘fantastic’ diabetes care for students

27th November 2019

Baden Powell Primary School has been presented with the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award’ because of the help and support it gives to the children who attend the school with the condition.…

Pet dog saves owner from night-time hypo

27th November 2019

A woman with diabetes has said her pet dog saved her life by waking her up from a night-time hypo. Pam Mansfield has lived with diabetes for 25 years and has high praise for her…

Fish-hunting snails could lead to heat stable insulin

26th November 2019

Scientists believe a component from cone snails (also known as fish-hunting snails) could be used to increase the shelf life of insulin when outside of a fridge. Insulin medication needs to be stored in the…

Scottish woman hails life-changing kidney and pancreas transplant

26th November 2019

A Scottish woman is looking forward to living her life after receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant. Charlene Duthie, from Longside, Aberdeenshire, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was two years old. Charlene…

Norway winning war on sugar with consumption down to 44-year low

25th November 2019

The consumption of sugar in Norway is down to its lowest level in the last 44 years due to taxes and advertising regulation, according to an official report from the country's health directorate. In Norway,…

Cannabis use associated with elevated risk of DKA in type 1 diabetes

25th November 2019

Researchers have identified a two-fold increase in risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people with type 1 diabetes who moderately use cannabis. That is according to a study of 932 adults with type 1 diabetes spanning…

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