Diabetes

Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

`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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
Diabetes

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
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