Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

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Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and... Read More

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

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People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes. Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and... Read More

Type 2 diabetes rise in children 'disturbing'

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More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a “hugely disturbing trend”, local councils are... Read More

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

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The first trial of a pioneering therapy to retrain the immune system and slow the advance of type 1 diabetes has shown it is safe. The disease is caused by... Read More

Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

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People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never drink, Danish researchers suggest. Wine appears to be particularly... Read More

Diane Abbott reveals she has type 2 diabetes

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Diane Abbott has revealed she has Type 2 diabetes and that the condition is what forced her to take a break from the election campaign. The shadow home secretary told... Read More

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

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Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in... Read More

NHS screening plan for type 2 diabetes 'inaccurate'

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The NHS programme for screening those at high risk of type 2 diabetes is unlikely to have much impact, an Oxford University study in the BMJ suggests. It concluded that... Read More

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

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Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035. For the first time, Public Health England forecasts the... Read More

Type 2 diabetes: Data reveals hotspots for cases

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Prescriptions for type 2 diabetes have risen by a third in England in the last five years from 26 million to 35 million a year, according to NHS data. The... Read More