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Endocrine Society: Both low-carb and low-fat diets work

Whether you pick low-carb, low fat or another diet plan, scientific research indicates each can help some people achieve modest long-term weight loss with...

Paradigm shift in the diagnosis of diabetes

A completely new classification of diabetes that also predicts the risk of serious complications and provides treatment suggestions, are the first results of the...

Evidence for changing the way type 2 diabetes is treated

A Virta Health study shows that its novel metabolic and continuous remote care model can support adults with type-2 diabetes to safely improve glycosylated...

Prostate cancer mortality rate higher in men with diabetes

Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. Researchers of...

Up to a third not taking prescribed type 2 diabetes drug

Up to a third of people in the UK prescribed metformin – the most commonly prescribed drug for treating type 2 diabetes – are...

Type 2 diabetes reversed by intensive weight management programmes

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed following an intensive weight management programme, according a randomised trial in adults who have had the condition for...

Malaria drug does not show potential to treat diabetes

A drug used to treat malaria does not, after all, create new insulin-producing cells, according to a University of California study, refuting an earlier...

Third type of diabetes is frequently identified wrongly

Diabetes of the exocrine pancreas, type 3c, is frequently labeled type 2 diabetes but has worse glycaemic control and a markedly greater requirement for...

Close to a third of US diabetes patients delay insulin treatment

Although delaying insulin therapy leads to a worsening progression of diabetes, research by Brigham and Women's Hospital has found 30% of type 2 diabetic...

Widely used diabetes test may not be suitable for Africans

People of African descent may mistakenly get the all-clear from a widely used type 2 diabetes test called HbA1c, according to an international study. The...

High-fat diet in pregnancy link to mental health problems in offspring

A high-fat maternal diet is linked to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children, found a non-human primate study from the...

A toast to moderate alcohol use – Danish and US studies

Moderate alcohol consumption over three-to-four days a week is associated with a markedly reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, according to...

Weight gain between pregnancies link to increased GDM risk

The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with increased weight gain between pregnancies, according to a study by Linn Sorbye of the...

Early or normal onset menopause link to higher type 2 diabetes risk

Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with late onset menopause. Previous research...

Obstructive sleep apnoea plus diabetes increases risk of blindness

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at...

Insulin degludec reduces rate of hypoglycaemic episodes

Treatment with the insulin degludec compared to glargine U100 for 32 weeks resulted in a reduced rate of hypoglycaemic (low blood sugar) episodes among...

Experimental foot mat to predict foot ulcers in diabetics

An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers, a common complication that can...

Losing sleep increases obesity risk

Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology...

Insufficient sleep could be unrecognised risk factor for bone loss

Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognised risk factor for bone loss. Results...

Weight loss programmes decreasing absenteeism at work

Individuals with obesity who enrolled in a structured weight loss programme report fewer hours missed from work after six months in the programme, according...

Diabetes is even deadlier than previously thought – Study

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from...

Insulin pumps no more effective than injections for type 1 diabetes

Insulin pumps do not take away the need for vital education on diabetes self-management and were no more effective than injections in helping adults...

Hours of screen time linked to diabetes risk in children

Daily screen time of three or more hours is linked to several risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in children, reports the...

Cognitive performance impacted by insulin resistance

A Tel Aviv University study has found that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more...

Gluten-free diets may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more gluten may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a long-term observational study presented at the American...

Low carb diets should be considered for diabetes management

Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, a London Metropolitan University systematic...

'Groundbreaking' weight loss drug slashes type 2 diabetes risk

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80% compared to placebo. Study author Professor Carel le Roux, University...

Biological evidence of how marriage impacts on health

Married individuals had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married, found a Carnegie Mellon University...

Link between Type 1 diabetes and inflammation of the digestive tract

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria – a pattern that differs from individuals who do not...

Major gaps in education and support for women with PCOS

Despite the prevalence of the complex and chronic condition, one-third of women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  saw at least three health professionals over...

Heart rate link to diabetes risk

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to a large international study.

BP drugs effective in end-stage kidney disease

Blood pressure lowering drugs do not improve life expectancy among adults with diabetes and kidney disease. However, the study, which brings together 157 studies involving more than 43,000 adults, shows that angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) treatments, are the most effective drug regimen for preventing end-stage kidney disease

Gastric bypass: Better control, worse infection

Two years after surgery, people who had a gastric bypass have better control of their type 2 diabetes, but also had higher risk of infections and bone fractures.

Study finds diabetes/statin link

In a database study of nearly 26,000, those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol were 87% more likely to develop diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes study shows 'obesity paradox'

A study has found that patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight.

Resistance to prescribing cheap diabetes drug

Few doctors are prescribing metformin, a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes, according to a University of California study.

Loss of glycaemic control when quitting smoking

Sufferers of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control which could last up to three years.

Maternal obesity increases type 1 diabetes risk

A study of more than 1.2m children in Sweden has concluded that maternal overweight and obesity increases the risk of the child developing type 1 diabetes when neither parent has diabetes.

No sugar in drinks cuts type 2 diabetes risk

Forgoing a daily sugary drink and drinking water or unsweetened tea or coffee instead could cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to a quarter, according to Cambridge University research.

Steroids: 'Substantial' risk of adrenal malfunction

After stopping steroids commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies, a significant number of people may experience signs of malfunctioning in the adrenal glands, a European study finds.