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New research has suggested that moderate to severe hypoglycemia in young adults may increase the risk of impaired heart rate variability, a marker of autonomic ...read more

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Research has indicated there is an increased risk of obesity for children between the age of nine and 11 years, if their mother had gestational diabetes during ...read more

New research has suggested that regularly walking briskly, rather than jogging vigorously, can help people with prediabetes to control their blood glucose level...read more

In an aim to bring down local obesity rates, Kerala, a region in south India, is becoming the first state to introduce a 'fat tax'. Having already taken actions...read more

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) may have underestimated the number of cases of diabetes in the world by more than 100 million people, research sugge...read more

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Current official figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that there are 600 million obese adults worldwide, but a new study has now challenged...read more

New research has indicated that men who sleep below or above the average number of hours per night might be putting themselves at a higher risk of developing ty...read more

New research has suggested there is a link between irregular eating patterns and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as obesity and high bl...read more

A new study has suggested that ethnicity can have an effect on developing type 2 diabetes, even with an active lifestyle, good cardiovascular health and a healt...read more

With Ramadan now upon us, many people will fast for the next month. However, for people with diabetes, it can be a dangerous period, so it is important to manag...read more

Research has shown that type 2 diabetes in mice and rats can be put into remission through the administration of just one shot of a hormone, directly into the b...read more

According to research at Newcastle University, the amount of fat located around the pancreas may influence the development, and reversal, of type 2 diabetes, wh...read more

Prediabetes will be developed by one in two middle-aged adults, despite them having normal blood glucose levels, according to a study from the Netherlands. The ...read more

Research suggests people with type 1 diabetes will have better control over blood glucose levels when they use a single- or dual-hormone artificial pancreas sys...read more

New research indicates that a blood test measuring fatty acids will be able to identify healthy people with prediabetes, which could give individuals advanced w...read more

The NHS of the UK is to set up a stem cell factory to test the use of the highly versatile cells to treat people with diabetes in order to prevent end-stage kid...read more

A closed -loop artificial pancreas is a safe and effective system that can be used at home by adults with type 1 diabetes, according to research into whether th...read more

An international portal has been launched allowing researchers access to a global database of genetic information which could help to accelerate research into t...read more

Drinking two sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) every day could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 per cent, according to research conducted by Harvard Un...read more

Diabetic women have a higher chance oh suffering a heart attack (myocardial infarction) compared to diabetic men, according to a study. With respect to acute he...read more

Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has uncovered potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes. Insulin is produced by the pancre...read more

Research in Poland has found that women are up to six times at risk of having a heart attack if they have type 2 diabetes and are under the age of 45. 7,386 wom...read more

Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the disease that people are acquainted with, either through having it, through knowing someone ...read more

A new technology has been developed that could change the lives of people with type 1 diabetes or insulin dependent type 2 diabetes. Currently, people with thes...read more

Developers from the University of North Carolina have produced a 'smart' insulin patch which may be able to replace insulin injections in the treatment of diabe...read more

Blood sugar management is very important, as it can help reduce the risk of complications in people with diabetes. A new study has found another reason that hig...read more

Getting in exercise whilst pregnant could help to ward off diabetes in both mother and child, a study has found. Working up a sweat and getting enough exercise ...read more

A diet high in fibre has been associated with a reduced chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The study was published in the journal Diabetologia, but when the ...read more

Insulin resistance and weight gain, particularly around the abdomen, could be related to skipping meals, a new study has indicated. Researchers at Ohio State Un...read more

Eggs could hold the potential to prevent diabetes, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. There had been little investigation as to the ef...read more

GPs in the UK have been told they should check blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes carefully if they have given up smoking. Smoking tobacco can have ...read more

After Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday (25 April), thousands lost their lives and many more have been left stranded without homes or a...read more

Asian Indians living in the USA exhibit different prevalence in regards to diabetes than those living in India, new research has found. People of Indian descent...read more

There has been a push to increase the amount that people with diabetes test their blood sugar levels recently. Testing blood glucose levels is an awkward and un...read more

A look at the way that people live their everyday lives has highlighted some simple ways to stave off type 2 diabetes mellitus. Getting in a lot of exercise eve...read more

A study has uncovered the economic impact of type 2 diabetes across the globe. Research carried out in the University of East Anglia in the UK examined the effe...read more

It has been said that a multi-million pound funding boost could lead to a vaccination against type 1 diabetes within the next ten years. A £4.4 million (approxi...read more

Nine in ten people with diabetes, according to a survey, believe their blood sugar is under control when it actually isn't. The Association of Physicians of Ind...read more

Helping patients deal with the stress that comes from their commitment to blood sugar management could help to improve their control of type 2 diabetes. A study...read more

Women with type 1 diabetes were found to have an increased chance of death, according to a new study. Published in the medical journal Lancet Diabetes and Endoc...read more

Researchers from New York in the USA have created a probiotic pill that could be an effective insulin treatment. The once a day pill uses bacteria which natural...read more

The North Eastern Diabetes Society is making a drive to boost data and awareness of diabetes in the north east section of the country by generating a quarterly ...read more

Diabetes is taking the world hostage, with millions of people worldwide suffering from it. Type 2 diabetes makes up approximately 90-95 percent of diabetes diag...read more

A new perspective on a very normalised treatment could help reduce the price of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes care drastically. Blood sugar test stri...read more

Type 1 diabetes can greatly reduce life expectancy, according to a study from the UK. A university in Scotland found, through research, that Scottish men who ha...read more

Hypoglycemia is when blood sugar levels fall drastically and is a major side effect of insulin therapy in people with diabetes. A study has now found that as we...read more

A study into the way bacteria in our guts affects our metabolism has found a potential aid to obesity treatment that could come as a surprise. E. Coli bacteria ...read more

New research has found that having diabetes can affect the mind and cause the brain to age faster and cause dementia to develop earlier on in life. In those who...read more

India now has over 6 Crore (60,000,000) people with diabetes in the population, the government has said. This puts it as having the second largest diabetic popu...read more

An investigation into the differing diets of people throughout India has highlighted that those with type 2 diabetes still aren't eating significantly different...read more

Chennai and Delhi have seen huge increases in the numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes. The Madras Diabetic Research Foundation (MDRF) carried out a study ...read more

We have all heard that diabetes is an imminent pandemic that will become an even bigger issue across the globe, but data published in the American Medical Assoc...read more

A potential new light dependent drug treatment has been developed, that could mean people with type 2 diabetes can say goodbye to the side effects that comes wi...read more

People with low-paid jobs are at a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those in higher paid jobs, according to meta-analysis of past research. M...read more

It has been found that almost half the cases of gestational diabetes could be avoided by making healthy lifestyle choices. Gestational diabetes is often overloo...read more

The trust in several medications has been hit by several studies over the last week, as it has been found that certain drugs used to treat diabetes and high cho...read more

Children skipping out or missing breakfast every morning may be more prone to developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a new British study. Breakf...read more

Mothers to be are at risk of developing gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, which has been found to greatly increase the risk...read more

Scientists have found evidence that type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes could have a common cause. Type 2 diabetes has many risk factors, including age, diet, w...read more

The official opening of the University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) in Iowa City, USA, is good news for diabetes research, and will aid advance treat...read more

The saturated fats in dairy products that have been deemed bad for our health for years may actually help to prevent type 2 diabetes, according to new research....read more

The Indian city of Delhi is to have the first schools in the country trained to educate students and parents about diabetes. Fifteen schools in the city will be...read more

A new microchip technology has been created that is claimed to be able to identify type 1 diabetes and distinguish it from type 2. By taking a blood sample, the...read more

New research from Israel has found that whey protein may be used to help the management of type 2 diabetes. Whey protein is often used by gym goers and athletes...read more

A new way to manage diabetes has been approved for sale in the USA. Afrezza is a form of inhaled insulin that has now been approved by the American Food and Dru...read more

A group of researchers may have potentially discovered a treatment method that may be used to try and reverse type 1 diabetes, if it can be proved completely su...read more

An American Study has uncovered evidence that fasting can help to reduce the risks of developing diabetes. It is known that obesity and the development of type ...read more

Stomach-shrinking surgery generates a high percentage of diabetes remission, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ...read more

There are fears that India will become the most diabetic country in the world, as a larger portion of the population is found to have undiagnosed diabetes, acco...read more

A study in Scotland has found that short high intensity workouts can have as much an effect on preventing type 2 diabetes as long, moderate intensity workouts. ...read more

Two separate studies may imply a new way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, although one is still under trial. In 2007, experiments were carried ...read more

A successful experiment in the cloning of human cells has opened the way for more research into cloning as a way to treat type 1 diabetes. Researchers say that ...read more

There are over 60 million people in India with diabetes, and a new study has highlighted fears about the prevalence of diabetic eye disease, and the amount of p...read more

A Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda, and their associates Eli Lilly, are being sued for not explicitly stating a potential link between one of their diabe...read more

New treatments and new ways to combat diabetes and its effects are always in development and under constant research. Recently, this includes an inhalation devi...read more

Diabetes.co.uk has raised both awareness and charitable donations for JDRF, the leading international type 1 research charity, who are dedicated to finding a cu...read more

Governor K Rosaiah oversaw the launch of a new diabetes control programme in Chennai to help those suffering with the disease to gain better blood glucose level...read more

An international study spanning a range of countries, including India, has found that TVs, cars and computers increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes....read more

A rare mutation has been discovered that helps to cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The mutation, found most prominently in people from Iceland and Fi...read more

Eating certain grilled meat products could put you at risk of developing diabetes. According to a study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, ...read more

As many as one in five young people with diabetes face serious complications before they are even diagnosed with the condition. This is according to research fr...read more

While it is commonly believed that†rapid weight gain is linked to a relatively sudden onset of type 2 diabetes, a new survey has challenged this notion. Researc...read more

The government has launched a consultation on how children with medical conditions, such as type 1 diabetes, should be supported. Parents and carers can voice t...read more

Eating yoghurt regularly could help to stave off type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter. According to new research from Cambridge University, consuming four-and...read more

More than one in three children with type 1 diabetes are not being adequately supported by their school, according to a new study. Diabetes UK's research has sh...read more

Missing breakfast could increase your chances of developing diabetes, according to a new study. Eating an unhealthy first meal of the day - or skipping it compl...read more

Diabetes could hopefully be wiped out within 25 years, according to a scientist.† Dr Nick Oliver spoke to the Daily Express about his desire to see a cure for t...read more

More than 140 million Indians have diabetes or prediabetes, according to new research. New data shows that more than 65 million people in India have diabetes, w...read more

A novel drug treatment for type 2 diabetes will soon be available, following its EU approval.† The drug Xigduo is an adjunct to diet and exercise to help improv...read more

People with type 2 diabetes could see their symptoms significantly reduced as a result of weight loss surgery. According to ABC Health and Wellbeing, research s...read more

Women who lift weights in the gym could reduce their risk of contracting type 2 diabetes. According to an eight-year study in the US, women who engaged in at le...read more

There has been a call for all pregnant women to be screened for gestational diabetes in the US. Even if the women have no symptoms of the disease, they should s...read more

A number of Disney books aimed to help children cope with diabetes have been released in digital format for the first time. Co-produced by Lilly Diabetes, the s...read more

A cure for diabetic mice has been discovered by a team of researchers, fuelling hope that it could have a similar effect on humans. Researchers from the Univers...read more

An increased level of amino acids could create a higher risk of diabetes, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center...read more

The number of parents who can recognise the four main symptoms of type 1 diabetes has increased by over 50 per cent. According to research authorised by Diabete...read more

Middle-aged women who lose weight for a sustained period could lower their risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study. A study of 417 women by...read more

Getting fewer than six hours sleep a night could give you a higher risk of contracting type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Research from the University o...read more

Regularly playing active video games, such as Nintendo's Wii Fit, could help to maintain diabetes, according to new research. Researchers in Germany recruited 2...read more

A recently discovered peptide could lead to an effective new treatment for diabetics.† The human peptide, called humanin, could be a "potential weapon in our ar...read more