Widely used diabetes drug may hold potential to aid long-term weight loss

"A drug used by patients with diabetes holds potential in helping people lose weight and keep it off," reports the Mail Online.

A new study compared long-term weight loss in people thought to be at risk of type 2 diabetes who had either been advised to follow a strict diet and exercise plan, been given the

Posted On April 24, 2019

Vegan diet `helps people better manage type 2 diabetes`

Going vegan "can `significantly improve` mental health, reduce diabetes and lower weight," reports the Daily Mirror.

Researchers summarised the results of 11 studies which looked at the effects of a plant-based diet on adults with type 2 diabetes.

The researchers said they found evidence of improved

Posted On October 31, 2018

No proof walnuts prevent diabetes

"Eating 3 tablespoons of walnuts a day makes you half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes," says the Mail Online, reporting on a study part-funded by the California Walnut Commission.

Researchers took existing data from a large US health and nutrition study. They pooled the results of 8 surveys which took place

Posted On July 02, 2018

Your toothpaste probably won`t give you type 2 diabetes

"Could your toothpaste give you type 2 diabetes?" is the unusual question posed by the Mail Online.

This follows a small laboratory study that looked for the presence of titanium dioxide crystals in pancreas samples from 8 people with type 2 diabetes and 3 without diabetes.

Titanium dioxide is a chemical

Posted On June 22, 2018

Type 1 diabetes `stabilises` after 7 years

"New hope for type 1 diabetes," reports The Express after a study showed insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes falls for about 7 years before stabilising.

Insulin is a hormone used to control the amount of glucose in the blood. People with type 1 diabetes

Posted On June 11, 2018

Are there actually 5 types of diabetes?

"Diabetes is actually five separate diseases," reports BBC News on a study looking at nearly 9,000 people with diabetes in Sweden and Finland.

The researchers analysed certain characteristics – such as body weight, blood sugar control and presence of antibodies – against the likelihood of disease complications and

Posted On March 02, 2018

Going vegan may help prevent diabetes in overweight people

"Going vegan can prevent overweight adults from developing type 2 diabetes, an `important` new study has concluded," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in the US investigated the effects of a 16-week vegan diet on a group of overweight people compared with a group that continued their usual diet.

The vegan

Posted On February 15, 2018

Weight management may reduce the need for type 2 diabetes medication

"Diet and exercise are `better than drugs at controlling type 2 diabetes`," the Mail Online reports. The website comments on a new Scottish study aiming to see whether attending a lifestyle weight management programme improves weight and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes and obesity.

The study

Posted On January 12, 2018

`Radical` low-calorie diet may help reverse type 2 diabetes

"Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes," reports The Guardian.

This follows a trial of an intensive weight loss programme for overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes, conducted at GP surgeries in Scotland and Tyneside. People were randomised to follow either

Posted On December 06, 2017

Some type 1 diabetes cases in adults misdiagnosed as type 2

“Doctors `wrong to assume type 1 diabetes is childhood illness`,” says The Guardian.

This follows a study looking at a large number of adults in the UK to see if they had diabetes and if so, which type of the condition they had.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune con

Posted On December 01, 2017

Workplace bullying and violence `risk factors` for type 2 diabetes

"Workplace bullying increases risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, study finds," reports the Mail Online.

A new study looked at data from 4 different Nordic research projects to investigate whether employees exposed to workplace bullying and violence at work are at increased risk of developing type

Posted On November 14, 2017

Vitamin D may help reduce type 1 diabetes risk in susceptible children

"Vitamin D in childhood prevents type 1 diabetes: Sunshine supplement boosts the immune system of those susceptible to the condition and lowers their risk," the Mail Online reports.

In type 1 diabetes, the body produces antibodies that attack cells in the pancreas.

Posted On October 25, 2017