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  1. Diabetes and obesity linked to brain changes

    28th April 2017 – Overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk of progressive brain problems such as dementia compared to diabetic people who are a healthy weight, according to a study. Researchers in South Korea and the United States looked into how being overweight or ob

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  2. Type 2 diabetes 'may be reversible in 4 months'

    16th March 2017 – New evidence has emerged to support the idea that type 2 diabetes might be reversible. Canadian researchers say they have demonstrated that it is possible to put patients into remission in as little as 4 months. However, they say it involves intensive medical treatment and lifestyl

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  3. Screen time 'raises child diabetes risk'

    14th March 2017 – Limits on children's screen time to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes may be appropriate, a study has concluded. Researchers say the need for action may be particularly urgent, since their findings are based on 10-year old data when children didn't have access to smar

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  4. Diabetes monitoring with a patch

    2nd March 2017 – There's a new way for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels which doesn't rely on finger prick blood tests. What it does use is a sensor on the arm and the kind of technology used in contactless bank cards. The new-style monitor licensed for use in the European Un

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  5. Fasting diet for diabetes 'could repair pancreas'

    24th February 2017 – A form of fastingdiet for people with diabetes could help repair cells in the pancreas, new research suggests. 'Rebooting' the organ in this way could help insulin-producing cells repair themselves and start producing the hormone. Insulin is needed to help keep blood sugar level

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  6. Severe gum disease may be early sign of type 2 diabetes

    23rd February 2017 – Severe gum disease may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study undertaken in Amsterdam. The researchers are suggesting, as a result of their findings, that screening patients for type 2 diabetes when they're at the dentist would be feasible and worthwhile.

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  7. Gestational diabetes 'threatens baby health'

    16th February 2017 – The extent of health complications for babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes has been analysed in a large study. It finds that some birth complications can be between 10% and 80% higher among mothers with the condition than those who do not have it. Gestational diabet

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  8. 'Striking' variations found in diabetes care

    31st January 2017 – A report on diabetes care standards has uncovered "striking" differences across England and Wales. The findings come in the National Diabetes Audit 2015-16, which is published by NHS Digital. The audit says the percentage of patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes achie

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  9. Diabetes 'could be a warning of pancreatic cancer'

    30th January 2017 – Diabetes could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, new research suggests. A presentation to the European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam reports that 50% of people in two sample groups who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the pr

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  10. CGM for type 1 diabetes 'shows promising results'

    24th January 2017 – Many patients with type 1 diabetes who use a device that continuously monitors their glucose (sugar) levels have better control over their condition than those who test manually, two studies have shown. Diabetes experts are welcoming the findings, but say more research is needed

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