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Disordered eating linked to diet and depressive symptoms in teenagers with type 1 diabetes

Tue, 22 Jan 2019

Disordered eating behaviours in young people with type 1 diabetes are linked to a variety of dietary factors and depressive symptoms, research says. Disordered eating behaviours (D...Read More

Long-term impact of gestational diabetes investigated in analysis of children

Tue, 22 Jan 2019

The long-term effects on children of women who develop gestational diabetes have been investigated in a new study. Up to 20% of women develop gestational diabetes, which indicates ...Read More

FDA split over whether to approve oral type 1 diabetes drug

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is split over whether the oral diabetes drug Zynquista (sotagliflozin) should be approved. The US regulators have cast concern over the i...Read More

EAT-Lancet commission divides opinion on how to eat to save the world

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Norwegian thinktank EAT has teamed up with The Lancet to create a consensus on what defines a healthy and sustainable diet. More than 30 scientists have been commission as part of ...Read More

Irish researchers receive new EU funding for islet cell transplantation mission

Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Irish researchers have received €1.6 million (£1.4m) to investigate new and more effective methods of islet cell transplantation for people with type 1 diabetes. As part ...Read More

JDRF working to ease Brexit transition for people with type 1 diabetes

Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF is working with the Department of Health and Social Care to ease the transition for people with type 1 diabetes in the event of a no-deal Brexit. JDRF ...Read More

Good blood glucose control in type 1 diabetes could reduce fracture risk

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

People with type 1 diabetes who have well-controlled blood glucose levels are less likely to experience bone fractures, research suggests. It was already known that diabetes is ass...Read More

Heart health could be key to type 2 diabetes prevention

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Making lifestyle and health changes that are good for the heart could help prevent type 2 diabetes from developing, according to US researchers. Those who had normal blood glucose...Read More

Low carb diets not linked to risks of atherosclerosis, US study reports

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Low carb diets are not associated with a predictor of cardiovascular events called coronary artery calcium (CAC), scientists report. CAC is a build of calcium in the arteries of th...Read More

Medical alerts dogs recognise 80 per cent of hypos in people with type 1 diabetes, study reports

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Medical alert dogs help their owners with type 1 diabetes to be aware of more than 80% of hypoglycemic events, a recent study shows. The University of Bristol led the research in ...Read More

People with type 1 diabetes could lower HbA1c by quitting smoking

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

People with type 1 diabetes who give up smoking could lower their HbA1c to similar levels as non-smokers with the condition, a US study reports. Smokers who quit also experienced a...Read More

US federal worker unable to pay for insulin due to partial government shutdown

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

A US worker at the Department of Interior says she cannot afford to pay for her insulin because of the partial government shutdown gripping the country. US Government worker Mallo...Read More

Government consultation asking for peoples views on restrictions of certain foods

Mon, 14 Jan 2019

The government is to conduct a 12-week consultation asking people if there should be more restrictions on foods linked to childhood obesity. The consultation will involve collectin...Read More

DVLA reportedly confirms approval of FreeStyle Libre for drivers with diabetes

Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Drivers with diabetes who use insulin will soon be able to use the FreeStyle Libre and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), according to the Diabetes Times. The DVLA's Medical Adv...Read More

Guardian article claiming blow to low carb diets criticised by healthcare professionals

Fri, 11 Jan 2019

An article in The Guardian claiming a "blow to low carb diets" has received criticism from healthcare professionals. The Guardian's write-up of a study comparing the quality of car...Read More

Pioneering iLet bionic pancreas receives 63m USD funding

Thu, 10 Jan 2019

A cash injection of 63 million USD (approximately 50m GBP) will help fund human trials of the iLet autonomous bionic pancreas. The device uses artificial intelligence technology to...Read More

Type 2 diabetes associated with verbal skill decline in older people

Thu, 10 Jan 2019

Type 2 diabetes may affect brain function earlier than researchers first thought, evidence has suggested. An Australian study set out to look at how dementia affects brain health. ...Read More

Couples type 2 diabetes intervention improves relationship, study reports

Wed, 09 Jan 2019

Involving the partner of someone with type 2 diabetes in health interventions is beneficial for both in the relationship, research has found. A collaborative couples intervention r...Read More

Puberty timing in boys not affected by type 1 diabetes, study shows

Wed, 09 Jan 2019

Puberty is not delayed in boys with type 1 diabetes when compared to those without the condition, researchers have found. Previous research had linked type 1 diabetes to later pube...Read More

Pancreatic cells identified which could impact future diabetes treatment

Tue, 08 Jan 2019

Researchers say they may have found a way to use pancreatic cells to initiate a "totally new form of treatment for diabetes". Their findings lie within the different functions of ...Read More

New AI technique accurately detects diabetic retinopathy, researchers explain

Tue, 08 Jan 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used by researchers to support the instant diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adu...Read More

Diabetes Digital Media teams with Ascensia to expand Low Carb Program access

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) has committed to a new, exclusive partnership with Ascensia Diabetes Care to enable more people in the UK to access the multi-award-winning Low Carb Pr...Read More

Digital healthcare at heart of new NHS Long Term Plan

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Preventing type 2 diabetes and improving digital health services is among the ambitions of the new 10-year NHS Long Term Plan, which has been published today. Directives of the pl...Read More

Canagliflozin not linked to bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

The type 2 diabetes drug canagliflozin is not linked to an increased risk of fractures in middle-aged people, new research suggests. Canagliflozin, marketed as Invokana, helps to ...Read More

Low Carb Program app approved by NHS Digital

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Diabetes Digital Media's Low Carb Program app has been accepted into the NHS apps library. The decision is part of health secretary Matt Hancock's pledge to embrace technology as p...Read More

Promising microneedle CGM may further increase accuracy

Fri, 04 Jan 2019

Further development on a prototype of a pioneering glucose monitoring system has been given the go ahead after it was tested on a human being. Swedish researchers have created a mi...Read More

Researchers set to narrow in on data to understand determinants of type 1 diabetes

Fri, 04 Jan 2019

Researchers working on a major type 1 diabetes research study are beginning to narrow in on data collected from participants who have developed type 1 diabetes since the study bega...Read More

Dementia screenings needed in middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes should receive additional screening for dementia, according to a new study. Ecuadorian researchers have reported that people with type 2 dia...Read More

Drug combination successfully regenerates beta cell production

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

A cocktail of drugs has been developed which researchers say can regenerate cells that produce insulin. The findings could have a significant impact on the prevention of type 1 di...Read More

Children are eating too much sugar, says Public Health England

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Children in the UK are eating 18 years' worth of sugar by the time they are 10, according to a new Public Health England (PHE) report. PHE says the report, which is based on total...Read More

Clinical trial launched to test new islet transplantation device

Wed, 02 Jan 2019

A clinical trial has begun to test a new treatment for type 1 diabetes involving a cell pouch which could mimic a pancreas. The London-based regenerative medicine company Sernova i...Read More

Physical activity could be as effective as drugs for lowering blood pressure

Wed, 02 Jan 2019

Exercise could be as effective as prescribed medication for reducing high blood pressure, according to new research. A review of almost 400 clinical studies has for the first time...Read More

Mother charged with manslaughter following death of diabetic daughter

Wed, 02 Jan 2019

A woman has been charged with manslaughter following the death of her daughter after reportedly hiding the teenager's diabetes from her hospital. Amber Hampshire, 39, who lives in ...Read More

Researchers say genetics link type 2 diabetes to impotence

Fri, 21 Dec 2018

A genetic link has been found that connects erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes. UK researchers report an association among people with a genetic predisposition to type 2 diab...Read More

Low carb has more positive cholesterol impact than low fat, scientists suggest

Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Eating low carb has been shown to have more positive effects on cholesterol levels than eating low fat, a new analysis reveals. UK scientists found that carbohydrate restriction ha...Read More

Metformin found to treat common heart failure condition

Thu, 20 Dec 2018

Metformin could be used to help treat older people with heart failure, US researchers have said. The commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug was shown to treat heart failure among...Read More

Man cycles thousands of miles to raise money for South-East Asian children with type 1 diabetes

Thu, 20 Dec 2018

A man with type 1 diabetes is ending 2018 knowing he has improved the lives of children with type 1 diabetes. Earlier this year, Andy Penn cycled more than 750km across the Pyrene...Read More

Study links migraines to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

An association has been made between women who suffer from migraines and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Women who suffer from migraines are 30% less likely to develop type 2 di...Read More

Removing sweet confectionery from checkouts reduces purchases by 76 per cent

Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Moving sweets and chocolates away from supermarket checkouts reduces purchases by 76%, according to new research. A government-funded study has looked at how buying habits have cha...Read More

US dietary guidelines recommend low carb approach for people with diabetes

Tue, 18 Dec 2018

The benefits of eating low carb have been recognised in the official dietary guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The 2019 ADA's Standards of Medical Care in Dia...Read More

Diabetes foot care campaign launched to help reduce diabetes-related foot complications

Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Diabetes.co.uk has teamed up with Flexitol, a company that produces specialist foot care products, to launch a campaign to help promote the importance of diabetes foot care. The S...Read More

Cancer-fighting credentials of metformin explored in new study

Mon, 17 Dec 2018

Metformin together with a blood pressure drug can stop cancer tumours from growing by depleting them of energy, a study says. The drug metformin has been used to treat type 2 diabe...Read More

Record high amputations emphasises importance of diabetes foot care

Mon, 17 Dec 2018

A record 169 people per week are undergoing diabetes-related amputations, according to a new Diabetes UK study. The charity's findings has emphasised the importance of regular foo...Read More

FDA issues warning over biosimilars availability block

Fri, 14 Dec 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned companies that attempt to block cheaper biosimilar alternatives from being made available in the US. The cost of insulin has s...Read More

Type 2 diabetes and memory loss investigated in older people

Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Type 2 diabetes in older people can lead to increased memory loss and verbal fluency, but this is not directly associated with cognitive decline, researchers have said. The finding...Read More

Leading experts attend international diabetes summit in London

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Leading diabetes experts from around the world have gathered in London for a major conference to share best practice and discuss new treatments for the condition. The International...Read More

Report shows people with type 2 diabetes favour lifestyle changes over medication

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Adapting lifestyle is the favoured way people with type 2 diabetes want to manage the condition, according to a new survey. The poll showed 81% of those with the condition say they...Read More

Government considers increasing power of pharmacists if a medicines shortage occurs

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

The government is considering introducing a measure to "provide an alternative" should there be a medicines shortage in event of a 'no-deal' Brexit, The Times reports. There has be...Read More

Insulclock technology set to transform insulin administration

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

A pioneering device is set to transform insulin administration for people with diabetes who struggle to remember when they took their last dosage. The Insulclock system tracks and...Read More

Hampshire man creates Christmas light show for diabetes charity

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

A man from Hampshire has gone all out this year with his Christmas lights in a bid to raise money for a diabetes charity. Mike Baldwin spent a year planning his festive light disp...Read More

Obesity, income and type 2 diabetes investigated in US study

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

The correlation between income and both obesity and type 2 diabetes in the US only became significant from 1990 onwards, researchers say. US and UK scientists from Tennessee and Lo...Read More

Improvements made to type 2 diabetes remission tool used in weight loss surgery

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Scientists believe they have improved a tool used to predict how someone will react to weight loss surgery and the probability of putting their type 2 diabetes into remission. At t...Read More

Study explores fears of young adults with type 1 diabetes

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Young adults who worry less about type 1 diabetes could experience improved management and better quality of life, research suggests. A study by the University of Illinois at Chica...Read More

Diabetes Digital Media scoops Innovation prize at UK Business Awards 2018

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) has claimed its third award in less than a month following triumph at the UK Business Awards 2018 (UKBA). DDM, the organisation behind Diabetes.co.uk a...Read More

Immune cells breakthrough could help to delay onset of type 1 diabetes

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

A potential breakthrough into delaying the onset of type 1 diabetes has been made by US researchers. A trial involving a subset of immune cells could mean researchers are one step...Read More

3D printer successfully produces effective blood glucose biosensor

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Pioneering flexible biosensors that monitor blood glucose levels have been successfully printed by a 3D printer for the first time in the US. The sensors have been designed to fit ...Read More

Liraglutide reduces heart attack risk in type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

A common type 2 diabetes drug has been found to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death, researchers have said. Liraglutide (marketed as Victoza and Saxenda...Read More

US lawsuit over so-called diabetes pill has been settled

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

A legal dispute where a dietary supplement manufacturer was sued for making false claims that their product could treat diabetes has been settled. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC...Read More

Reducing alcohol intake could improve long-term weight loss in type 2 diabetes

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

People with type 2 diabetes could better improve their long-term weight loss by reducing their alcohol consumption, researchers have said. US scientists reported these findings fo...Read More

Headteacher apologises for children accessing diabetes testing kit

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

A headteacher has apologised after 14 children were taken to hospital after being pricked by a needle from a diabetes testing kit at their school in Wales. Caroline May, the headt...Read More

Going to bed earlier could reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Tue, 04 Dec 2018

Avoiding going to bed too late could reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. In the first-ever major international trial comparing so-called ni...Read More

Regular exercise could reduce kidney disease risk in people with diabetes

Tue, 04 Dec 2018

Aerobic exercise could help reduce the risk of someone with diabetes developing kidney disease, researchers have suggested. Otherwise known as renal disease, kidney disease is a co...Read More

Four stages of type 2 diabetes identified by US doctors

Mon, 03 Dec 2018

Two leading US diabetes groups have issued a joint position statement revealing the four stages of type 2 diabetes. The model emphasises the importance of type 2 diabetes preventi...Read More

Pembrokeshire girl knits to raise money for diabetes charity

Mon, 03 Dec 2018

A 10-year-old girl from Wales is one year into a knitting marathon in order to raise diabetes funding for charity. Freya Rands launched the mission in memory of her cousin who sadl...Read More

Thousands sign US petition to increase type 1 diabetes cure research

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

More than 205,000 people have signed a US petition urging large diabetes organisations to provide more funding towards research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The 4th Annual M...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: My type 2 diabetes is in remission after wife changed my diet

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

To mark the final day of this year's Diabetes Awareness Month we're sharing the "miracle" story of a man who put his type 2 diabetes into remission after his wife changed his diet ...Read More

NHS expands ultra low-calorie diet roll-out to treat type 2 diabetes

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

NHS England will prescribe an ultra low-calorie diet for people with type 2 diabetes as part of a new pilot trial. The intervention has previously been shown in the Diabetes Remiss...Read More

Type 1 diabetes trends investigated across Europe in new 25-year study

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

The number of new cases of type 1 diabetes has gone up by 3.4% across Europe in children, according to new figures. The report contrasts with other recent data suggesting a slowing...Read More

Leamington GP calls for end to anxiety fatigue in treating type 2 diabetes

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

A GP has blamed 'anxiety fatigue' for hurting efforts to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes on people in the UK. Dr Nick Tait, who is based in Leamington, said that when people a...Read More

Pancreatic cell breakthrough opens up type 1 diabetes treatment possibilities

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

A breakthrough by German scientists could secure the next step towards a new treatment for type 1 diabetes. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered the signals th...Read More

Artificial pancreas gets royal seal of approval

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

The pioneering artificial pancreas developed for people with type 1 diabetes has been hailed as "brilliant" by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The innovative technology was the ...Read More

Diabetes UK defends sponsorship deal with Britvic

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

The charity Diabetes UK has said its recently announced sponsorship deal with soft drinks company Britvic was subject to "rigorous scrutiny" following criticism. Last week the cha...Read More

NHS considers cheaper alternatives to blood glucose testing strips, needles and insulin pens

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

NHS officials are reportedly considering proposing that GPs prescribe cheaper alternatives of blood glucose testing strips, needles and pens for people with type 2 diabetes. The r...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Going low carb was a wake-up call

Tue, 27 Nov 2018

For Ann Holloway, changing her dietary approach was a wake-up call. She has now reduced her risk of type 2 diabetes and has significantly improved her blood glucose levels. Ann, 8...Read More

Oral semaglutide reduces risk of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Novo Nordisk's oral semaglutide is one step closer to being made available for people with type 2 diabetes. The first oral GLP-1 analogue in tablet form has been assessed for card...Read More

No link between pollution and the development of type 1 diabetes, study suggests

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Exposure to pollution is not a significant factor in the development of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Helsinki concluded that the co...Read More

Collaboration calls for more funding into autoimmune conditions

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

There should be more funding for researching autoimmune conditions to halt an increase in diagnoses, according to a group of charities. Autoimmune conditions, of which type 1 diabe...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I wanted to take back control

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Low Carb Program user Alberto Laidlaw decided he wanted to take back control upon being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since going low carb, his HbA1c has come down and he's lost ...Read More

Women with unhealthy lifestyle who work night shifts at particular risk of type 2 diabetes

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

The combination of an unhealthy lifestyle coupled with working night shifts could put women at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research. The study exa...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Knowledge and gadgets key to improving my health

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

A Diabetes Forum member has attributed "knowledge and gadgets" to controlling his diabetes and significantly boosting his health. As we continue to showcase a success story every d...Read More

BMJ op-ed addresses language used by healthcare professionals to people with diabetes

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

The way healthcare professionals talk to their patients who have diabetes needs to change, according to a new op-ed. Judith Hendley, Head of Patient Safety Policy at NHS Improvemen...Read More

More than 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales have type 2 diabetes, report shows

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

There are now more than 7,000 children and young adults under 25 with type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, according to Diabetes UK. The charity's figures are based on National Di...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I lost nine stone and put type 2 diabetes into remission

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Today's Diabetes Awareness Month success story is John Nevans, who went low carb and lost nine stone, putting his type 2 diabetes into remission. John decided to ditch pasta and po...Read More

Routine vitamin B12 screenings urged for people with type 2 diabetes taking metformin

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

People with type 2 diabetes who take metformin should have their vitamin B12 levels regularly assessed to monitor any signs of nerve damage, research indicates. The recommendation ...Read More

Global insulin use for type 2 diabetes expected to rise, US study suggests

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

The number of people with type 2 diabetes who receive insulin is expected to increase by more than 20% by 2030, a report suggests. People with type 2 diabetes may be treated with i...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I lost three stone and came off my pain medication

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

A woman with type 1 diabetes who went low carb has changed her life after experiencing a "light-bulb" moment about her health. After deciding low carb was the way to go, Zein Gajra...Read More

Retired GP uses Low Carb Program to overhaul his lifestyle

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Today's Diabetes Awareness Month success story is of a retired GP who developed prediabetes and overhauled his lifestyle to successfully improve his health. Bernard Olsburgh used ...Read More

Shoulder muscle scan could help predict type 2 diabetes

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Researchers may have identified a new approach to predicting whether someone may be at risk of type 2 diabetes. A team from the Henry Ford Hospital discovered a trend during routin...Read More

Lifting weights for one hour per week could reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

Resistance training for around one hour per week could reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by 40-70%, according to new research. Scientists from Iowa State University found t...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I cancelled weight loss surgery and went low carb instead

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

Faced with the prospect of weight loss surgery, Stefan turned to a low carb diet. Ten months later he had put his type 2 diabetes into remission. Stefan posted his story on the Di...Read More

SGLT2 inhibitors could be used to prevent development of lung tumours

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

SGLT2 inhibitors could be used to prevent the development of tumours in people with a common type of lung cancer, scientists report. SGLT2 is a protein in the body that allows the ...Read More

Diabetes Digital Media victorious at Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) has been named 'Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year' in the Midlands at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for 2018. The regional ga...Read More

Experts discuss childhood obesity and other topics at major diabetes conference

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

The second day of a major diabetes conference for healthcare professionals was dominated by a "lively and engaging" debate about childhood obesity. Thousands of delegates attended ...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Sue wishes she had started low carb sooner

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

A woman who originally followed the standard health advice when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes said she wishes she had known about the Low Carb Program before. When Sue Ve...Read More

Diabetes Digital Media scoops major award at DPC2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) has been named Most Influential Diabetes Technology Company of the Year at the inaugural Diabetes Professional Care Industry Awards. The Diabetes Profe...Read More

Low carb diet outperforms high carb as obesity treatment, study reveals

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Eating low carb improves the success of obesity treatments by helping people maintain weight loss, new research shows. Findings published in The BMJ reveal how eating a low carb, h...Read More

NHS England announces increased FreeStyle Libre access

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

The FreeStyle Libre will be prescribed to everyone with type 1 diabetes who qualifies for the technology from April 2019, NHS England has confirmed. The announcement, made on Worl...Read More

World Diabetes Day: Low Carb Program celebrates three-year anniversary

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

This World Diabetes Day marks the three-year anniversary of a low carb movement that is helping people with diabetes to take control of their health and achieve lasting benefits. D...Read More

Thousands expected at Diabetes Professional Care conference in London

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Thousands of healthcare professionals are today attending the UK's biggest conference and exhibition for those working within the field of diabetes. Diabetes Professional Care 2018...Read More

Milkshakes and freakshakes under fire in anti-sugar campaign

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Milkshakes and so-called 'freakshakes' are the latest target of anti-sugar campaigners, due to the vast amounts of sugar and calories that they often contain. Action on Sugar, a gr...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I chose low carb over weight loss surgery and lost 14 stone

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

A woman on the brink of undergoing major weight loss surgery lost 14 stone by adopting a whole new approach to eating. Debra Arck said at her heaviest she was 27 stone, miserable a...Read More

Forxiga reduces heart failure risk in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

The type 2 diabetes drug Forxiga (dapagliflozin) could help to protect against heart failure, researchers have said. Forxiga is an SGLT2 inhibitor which helps lower blood glucose ...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: David no longer takes insulin thanks to Low Carb Program

Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Today we hear from David Cooper and how he came off insulin, as part of our series of success stories shared each day during Diabetes Awareness Month. David turned to our Low Carb ...Read More

Inactive children at greater risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Children are being encouraged to be more physically active to help stave off the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life. This is because a study by the University of East...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I lost four stone and took control of my type 2 diabetes

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Today's Diabetes Awareness Month success stories is Annabel McCaffrey, who lost four stone after adopting a low carb diet and has now taken control of her type 2 diabetes. When Ann...Read More

NHS director calls for greater type 2 diabetes prevention

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

The NHS has called for better prevention of type 2 diabetes in order to reduce the cost of diabetes prescriptions in the UK. Figures from NHS Digital released on Thursday revealed ...Read More

NHS England director slams CCG excuses for lack of FreeStyle Libre access

Thu, 08 Nov 2018

Thousands of people with type 1 diabetes are being denied access the "life-changing" FreeStyle Libre because of where they live, a new report has found. The FreeStyle Libre system,...Read More

Female risk factors for a heart attack investigated in new UK study

Thu, 08 Nov 2018

A large UK study has investigated the impact of smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure on the risk of a heart attack. People with diabetes are known to have an increased risk of...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I reversed my macular edema and lost 35lbs

Thu, 08 Nov 2018

In this Diabetes Awareness Month success story we're featuring a man who went low carb and improved his health to the point where he reversed his macular edema. Diabetic macular ed...Read More

Stress could impact type 2 diabetes development in older women

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

Women with high levels of stress could have nearly double the risk for type 2 diabetes compared to those with lower stress levels, research suggests. Stress is known to influence b...Read More

No link found between antibiotics in pregnancy and type 1 diabetes development in children

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy does not raise the risk of the child going on to develop type 1 diabetes, researchers have said. The work was carried out because previous studi...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: My type 1 diabetes management improved on low carb

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

As we continue to spotlight the diabetes community's success stories this Diabetes Awareness Month, we're featuring a man with type 1 diabetes who went low carb and has turned his ...Read More

Prevention and patient empowerment at heart of NHS health plans

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

Prevention and patient empowerment have been highlighted as "integral" parts of NHS England's Long Term Plan, the health secretary has revealed. Matt Hancock, the Health and Socia...Read More

Soaring insulin costs to be tackled in the US

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

Spiralling costs in the US are being tackled a bid to stop people with diabetes from rationing their insulin. The Endocrine Society is calling on pharmaceutical companies, chemist...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: How I lost nine stone and put type 2 diabetes into remission

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

Today's Diabetes Awareness Month success story is about a man who remarkably lost nine stone and put his type 2 diabetes into remission. Simon Dando had HbA1c levels of 82 mmol/mol...Read More

Managing blood sugar levels when outside tops poll of diabetes community concerns

Mon, 05 Nov 2018

Having low or high blood sugar levels when outside is the diabetes community's biggest concern, according to new Diabetes.co.uk poll. Around 35% of respondents selected "Hypo/hype...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: I cut out starchy carbs and halved my HbA1c

Mon, 05 Nov 2018

In today's Diabetes Awareness Month success story we're looking at Tom Orr, who cut out pasta and rice and saw a significant improvement in his HbA1c. Ten years ago, Tom was diagn...Read More

Diabetes Digital Media relaunches #BlueNovember for Diabetes Awareness Month 2018

Mon, 05 Nov 2018

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) is relaunching the #BlueNovember campaign for Diabetes Awareness Month to encourage people to share their stories about having diabetes. The #BlueNovem...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Going low carb improved my retinopathy symptoms

Fri, 02 Nov 2018

To celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month we're showcasing some of the remarkable success stories of the diabetes community. On Thursday we shared the amazing story of Rachel Griffin, ...Read More

Metformin could be used to help treat Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 02 Nov 2018

The type 2 diabetes drug metformin could be used to help treat Alzheimer's disease, according to research. US researchers say they have found evidence to suggest that metformin has...Read More

Diabetes.co.uk co-founder appears on BBC Business Live

Thu, 01 Nov 2018

One in four people who join Diabetes Digital Media's Low Carb Program put their type 2 diabetes into remission, the company's co-founder has told the BBC. Arjun Panesar, who is th...Read More

One in eight Britons are now vegetarian or vegan, survey reveals

Thu, 01 Nov 2018

One in eight Britons are now choosing to be either vegetarian or vegan, according to a new report. The figures have been released as part of an annual food and drink survey compile...Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Retired nurses loses six stone on low carb

Thu, 01 Nov 2018

Each year Diabetes Awareness Month strives to bring worldwide attention to diabetes, and to commemorate this year's campaign we'll be showcasing some of the incredible success stor...Read More

Online type 1 diabetes comic to launch on World Diabetes Day

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

A follow-up to an online comic is being launched to help educate people about the differences between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1: Attack of the Ketones will be rel...Read More

Grassroots football is lowering type 2 diabetes health costs in Scotland, says report

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Grassroots football has helped save Scottish health services £10m in type 2 diabetes costs over the last year, according to a new report. UEFA and the Scottish Football Associ...Read More

Plant-based diet improves mood and could reduce type 2 diabetes risk factors

Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Eating a plant-based or vegan diet could significantly improve psychological wellbeing and reduce risk factors of type 2 diabetes, research indicates. The UK scientists behind the ...Read More

Metformin linked to protection against eye condition

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

A link between metformin and protection against a condition that can cause blindness has been found. A Taiwanese research team say they have found evidence to support that people ...Read More

Two-year-old pricked by diabetes lancet at Wetherspoon pub

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

A toddler was pricked by a lancet from a diabetes testing kit in a Wetherspoon pub, a spokesman for the company has confirmed. Oscar Bate, aged two, is awaiting results in order t...Read More

Support from peers improve health of people with type 2 diabetes and depression

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

The importance of peer support in helping people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition has been highlighted by a US study suggesting it reduces the risk of being hospitalised...Read More

JDRF joins forces for Connect Immune Research project to tackle autoimmune conditions

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

A collection of charities representing people with autoimmune conditions have joined forces to launch a research project to understand the conditions, of which type 1 diabetes is o...Read More

Rugby player with type 1 diabetes in FreeStyle Libre mission

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

Worcester Warriors player Chris Pennell, who has type 1 diabetes, is calling on NHS bosses in his county to end the FreeStyle Libre postcode lottery. The fullback self-funds the fl...Read More

NHS audit reveals importance of preventing diabetes-related complications

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

The importance of reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications has been emphasised after new data was revealed by the NHS. The NHS National Diabetes Audit is one of the lar...Read More

Sydney GP loses appeal over insulin murder

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

A Sydney doctor has lost an appeal against his conviction for the murder of his second wife with a lethal dose of fast-acting insulin. Brian Kenneth Crickitt, 65, was jailed for a ...Read More

Gum disease treatment linked to improved blood glucose in type 2 diabetes, study finds

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

New research suggests that treating gum disease may be a factor in lowering blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes. Healthy gums were also associated with lower risks...Read More

Breastfeeding impacts gut bacteria which may be a factor in type 1 diabetes

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

Breastfeeding has been found to impact gut bacteria that might be significant in protecting children from developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The findings have ...Read More

Experimental procedure found to stabilise blood sugars in type 2 diabetes

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Scientists in Amsterdam trialled a procedure on people with type 2 diabetes to great effect. The researchers have described their findings as spectacular, but the full extent of lo...Read More

PCSK9 inhibitor cholesterol drugs chosen for rapid uptake in the UK

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

A class of expensive cholesterol-lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors have been chosen by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) to be fast-tracked into availability. Pharm...Read More

American researchers announce new 3.3 million USD type 1 diabetes atlas

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

A high-resolution reference map of pancreatic cells will be created to help scientists better understand the development of type 1 diabetes. A $3.3 million grant has been awarded t...Read More

Research looks at relationship of excessive glucagon in type 2 diabetes

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Researchers have investigated the factors associated with raised levels of glucagon in people with type 2 diabetes. Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas which works to ra...Read More

Childhood obesity on the agenda at the Diabetes Professional Care conference

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Leading experts will be discussing how to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity at the Diabetes Professional Care conference taking place next month. Earlier this month NHS Dig...Read More

Exercise by dads before conception could reduce type 2 diabetes risk, new research suggests

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

Fathers-to-be may be able to lower the risk of their offspring developing type 2 diabetes through getting more exercise prior to conception, according to American researchers. Type...Read More

Nasal glucagon performs quickly in treating hypoglycemia in latest trial

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

Nasal glucagon showed similar success in quickly treating hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes when compared to the currently available injectable glucagon. The findings of the trial we...Read More

Family of nine-year-old campaigns against postcode lottery for FreeStyle Libre access

Mon, 22 Oct 2018

The family of a nine-year-old is campaigning to get access to the FreeStyle Libre on prescription as her CCG is not offering the technology. The Libre is a flash glucose monitor an...Read More

Average UK lunch break falls to 22 minutes which is likely to affect health

Mon, 22 Oct 2018

Lunchtime work breaks have been shrinking in recent years with the average lunch break in the UK now standing at 22 minutes, according to a survey. Previous studies have demonstrat...Read More

INPUT and JDRF announce charity merger

Mon, 22 Oct 2018

INPUT, a charity which has worked to help people with type 1 diabetes get better access to diabetes technology has joined to merge with type 1 diabetes charity JDRF. In merging, th...Read More

Heart disease risk is lower in frail people who exercise more, study suggests

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

Doing exercise reduces the risk of older people developing frailty and can lead to a longer life, research from Spain has suggested. There have been calls for individualised care t...Read More

Pupils raise awareness of type 1 diabetes by wearing onesies

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

Children from primary schools in Jersey have been swapping their uniforms with onesies and pyjamas to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes. The 'Wear One for Type 1' initiative, as r...Read More

Manchester festival puts best foot forward in raising diabetes awareness

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

A science festival showcasing more than 7,000 socks will raise awareness about the foot problems that can occur in people with diabetes. Seven Thousand Feet will feature at the Man...Read More

Research provides new insights into diabetic retinopathy risk

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

People with diabetes could reduce their risk of diabetic retinopathy for every hour they achieve target blood glucose levels, research suggests. Chinese researchers reported the as...Read More

Welsh rugby star celebrates international recall after type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Welsh rugby player Tyler Morgan has completed a remarkable comeback after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In May this year, the 23-year-old complained of weight loss and feel...Read More

New genetic study into LADA reveals connections to type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Scientists believe that the diabetes type LADA may actually be a hybrid of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. LADA is short for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood. It is com...Read More

Bariatric surgery linked with reduced risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and death

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

People with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric (weight loss) surgery were around 40% less likely to suffer either a coronary artery event (such as a heart a...Read More

Breastfeeding hormone linked to 27 per cent reduced type 2 diabetes risk

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

A link has been found between a hormone produced during breastfeeding and a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prolactin is produced during breastfeeding and has been sho...Read More

NHS approves gestational diabetes smart app

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

A remote monitoring smartphone app to help those with gestational diabetes monitor their condition has been given the go-ahead by the NHS. GDm-Health, which allows the user to main...Read More

Beta cell treatment investigated in new type 1 diabetes trial

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

A pioneering treatment has been trialled which could eventually be used to protect insulin production in people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. An early trial of the DILfreq...Read More

US boy raises thousands in three days by selling pumpkins to buy diabetic service dog

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

A six-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes has raised more than £16,000 ($20,000) by selling pumpkins to buy a diabetic service dog. Ian Unger, from Michigan in America, launche...Read More

Alcohol-related problems need addressing within diabetes, researchers say

Mon, 15 Oct 2018

People with diabetes have been warned about the effects of alcohol-related complications for their long-term health. A Finnish study has revealed a link between diabetes and an ea...Read More

RCGP type 2 diabetes e-learning module recommended for Diabetes Awareness Month

Mon, 15 Oct 2018

An influential body representing general practitioners is urging healthcare professionals to complete a low carb course to mark Diabetes Awareness Month in November. The Type 2 Dia...Read More

US researchers explore ways to help teenagers with type 1 diabetes protect their hearts

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

The importance of exercising has been emphasised in a US review to help teenagers with type 1 diabetes avoid heart complications. Joslin Diabetes Center researchers in the US inter...Read More

Living near junk food restaurants could increase type 2 diabetes risk

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

People who live near to takeaway places, junk food cafes and fast-food vendors are 11% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who do not, research suggests. The scientis...Read More

Obesity rates in year 6 primary school children continue to grow, data reveals

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

The rate of children in England aged 10-11 who are severely obese has increased by more than a third since 2007, new figures show. The proportion of obese Year 6 pupils across the ...Read More

Could intensive blood pressure therapy lower cardiovascular risks in diabetes?

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Intensive blood pressure (BP) therapy has been investigated as a way of helping people with diabetes avoid developing a cardiovascular health problem. People with diabetes can be m...Read More

Regulatory approval edges nearer for DIY diabetes technology

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

People with diabetes could be one step closer to having 'do it yourself' technology approved by regulators, it has been announced. Tidepool, a not-for-profit organisation, is worki...Read More

Eating more full fat dairy could reduce your type 2 diabetes risk

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Eating more dairy fat has been associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a new study. Among people who had higher biomarkers of dairy fat consumption, the ris...Read More

Gene mutations in gut linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk

Wed, 10 Oct 2018

A gene mutation found in the gut could reduce someone's chances of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. The US authors report that the study could be used to better p...Read More

Theresa May pledges new funding to mark World Mental Health Day

Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has marked World Mental Health Day by pledging new funding to the Samaritans. The Samaritans will remain free for the next four years after the governme...Read More

Intermittent fasting helps three men with type 2 diabetes come off insulin

Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Three men with type 2 diabetes reversed their dependence on insulin after undergoing intermittent fasting, a Canadian study reports. Intermittent fasting has shown to be an effecti...Read More

All hospitals in England agree to reduce sugary drink sales

Tue, 09 Oct 2018

Every NHS hospital in England has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks to help battle high obesity rates. A total of 23 trusts have agreed to stop selling beverages high in sugar a...Read More

Swedish study finds new way to restore insulin production in type 2 diabetes

Tue, 09 Oct 2018

A new discovery among researchers could be used to help restore insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes. A team from Lund University in Sweden says the answer lies in bl...Read More

Lifestyle management prioritised in new ADA guidelines for type 2 diabetes

Tue, 09 Oct 2018

Experts have produced a new document calling for better management of blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European A...Read More

Healthier brain linked to blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes

Mon, 08 Oct 2018

People with type 1 diabetes who maintain good blood glucose control could reduce their risk of developing dementia in the long term, US researchers have concluded. More than 3,400 ...Read More

Second version of FreeStyle Libre will include optional alarm

Mon, 08 Oct 2018

An updated version of the FreeStyle Libre will feature an optional alarm to alert high and low blood glucose levels. The 'FreeStyle Libre 2' will be launched in Germany this autumn...Read More

Hospital care for people with diabetes needs to be improved, charity says

Mon, 08 Oct 2018

More than a quarter of a million diabetes inpatients in the UK experienced a medication error in hospital last year. Charity Diabetes UK has called on hospitals to improve patient...Read More

Type 2 diabetes could be predicted 20 years before diagnosis

Fri, 05 Oct 2018

It might be possible to detect whether someone is likely to develop type 2 diabetes up to 20 years before they are diagnosed, researchers have said. The findings from the Japanese ...Read More

Pedal machines introduced in Suffolk school to fight obesity

Fri, 05 Oct 2018

A Suffolk school has committed to fighting obesity among its students by introducing pedal machines under their desks. The equipment - which is not compulsory for pupils of Red Oak...Read More

Immune system discovery could help researchers further understand type 1 diabetes

Fri, 05 Oct 2018

A key discovery about the immune system could help scientists understand more about how type 1 diabetes develops. Because type 1 diabetes is caused when T cells (immune cells) att...Read More

Metformin as effective as gastric band surgery for improving glucose levels in type 2 diabetes

Thu, 04 Oct 2018

Metformin has similar benefits to having gastric band surgery in slowing the progression of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, research suggests. The Beta Cell Restoration through Fa...Read More

Lxyumia could help prevent kidney damage in type 2 diabetes

Thu, 04 Oct 2018

The injectable diabetes drug Lyxumia could help prevent kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems, researchers have said. Lyxumia, the brand name fo...Read More

Artificial pancreas system improves blood sugar control, reduces hypo risk

Thu, 04 Oct 2018

Using a closed-loop artificial pancreas system leads to improved blood glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), new research shows. The findings from the study, ...Read More

Genetic variant linked to type 2 diabetes risk irrespective of BMI

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Lean people who carry a specific gene variant face a significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers. Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with obesity, ...Read More

Testosterone therapy could help control type 2 diabetes in men

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Long-term testosterone therapy could help men with type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels lose weight and even put type 2 diabetes into remission, research suggests. A German...Read More

Artificial sweeteners could negatively impact gut bacteria

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Artificial sweeteners found in soft drinks could be harmful to gut bacteria, according to new research. Six sweeteners that negatively affect gut health have been identified by res...Read More

Welsh woman walks one million steps for charity to highlight risks of DKA

Tue, 02 Oct 2018

A family from Wales has walked a total of four million steps for charity to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes. Laura Carter, 29, was admitted to hospital for three months in 2008 ...Read More

Weight gain from childhood to adulthood could impact type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 02 Oct 2018

The rate of weight gain from childhood to adulthood could impact type 2 diabetes risk differently to having high body mass index (BMI) throughout life, research suggests. More and ...Read More

Type 1 diabetes does not impact hearing loss study suggests

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Having type 1 diabetes is not associated with an increased risk of developing a hearing impairment, research has found. Scientists compared 1,150 people with type 1 diabetes with 2...Read More

Type 1 diabetes vaccine being harnessed from celiac disease research

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Scientists are working on developing a vaccine for type 1 diabetes based on the findings of a project to prevent celiac disease. The JDRF's T1D Fund, which aims to find a cure for ...Read More

Grieving mother urges parents to know type 1 diabetes symptoms

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

A mother who lost her toddler to undiagnosed type 1 diabetes is urging parents to be aware of the symptoms. Sierra Greenlee's two-year-old daughter Arya passed away after falling ...Read More

New approach could better predict coronary artery disease in people with type 2 diabetes

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

Genetic analysis could be used to determine whether someone with type 2 diabetes is at risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). Joslin Diabetes Center scientists in the US...Read More

Low calorie liquid diet recommended as NHS obesity treatment by researchers

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

Low calorie soups and shakes should be recommended as an NHS treatment, according to researchers from the University of Oxford. A study published in the BMJ revealed that people lo...Read More

Healthy HbA1c levels in people with diabetes can reduce risk of infections

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

People with diabetes who are maintaining healthy HbA1c levels can significantly reduce the risk of being hospitalised due to infections, according to research. A study conducted by...Read More

Eating a Mediterranean diet and avoiding junk food could reduce depression risk

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

Cutting down on junk food could reduce the risk of depression, researchers have said. People who eat a Mediterranean diet were much less likely to develop depression compared with ...Read More

Ketogenic diet has benefits for women with ovarian or endometrial cancer, study reports

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer lost more weight and lowered insulin levels on a ketogenic diet compared to those who ate low fat, scientists report. The researchers sugge...Read More

NHS needs to pay less for insulin, study advises

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

It is "unacceptable" that the NHS is being forced to pay five times more than it should for insulin, a non-profit group has said. A new study shows the health service is paying &#...Read More

Paralympic gold medallist with type 1 diabetes overcomes needle phobia

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

A Paralympic gold medallist has spoken about his recent type 1 diagnosis and overcoming a phobia of needles. Jonathan Fox, the 100m backstroke world record holder, was diagnosed wi...Read More

Woman attributes low carb diet to putting type 2 diabetes into remission

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

A woman who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has spoken about how she reversed the condition after following a low carb lifestyle. Yvonne Lane, 52, from South London, told iNews ...Read More

Record number of sites participate in Hypo Awareness Week

Tue, 25 Sep 2018

A record number of UK hospitals and trusts have signed up to take part in the annual diabetes campaign Hypo Awareness Week. A total of 536 venues - mainly hospitals - are participa...Read More

Potential subtypes of type 2 diabetes highlighted by genetics study

Tue, 25 Sep 2018

Scientists believe they have identified five distinct groups of DNA that appear to cause variability in how type 2 diabetes develops. US scientists say the research represents a fi...Read More

Experts warn of link between obesity and cancer in new report

Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Obesity is predicted to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in UK women within 25 years, experts suggest. Experts have warned that this link is more signifi...Read More

Go to bed at the same time each night, researchers say

Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Going to bed at the same time each night could have benefits for the heart and metabolism, a US study suggests. Getting good quality sleep has long been linked to improved health, ...Read More

Obesity linked to urinary incontinence in young women

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Young women can reduce their risk of becoming incontinent by keeping at a healthy weight, research suggests. Obesity was shown in a new study review to double the risk of urinary i...Read More

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