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Diabetes is life long affliction that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. With the two main types of diabetes, type 2 is far more common. Around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

Types

Type 2 is where the body is not creating enough insulin or the body is not reacting correctly to the insulin. This type usually requires the managing of medication, finding the right medication for each person can take time. Also many of the medications have side affects.
Type 1 is when the level of glucose in blood to be too high. This happens when the body isn’t producing enough of the hormone insulin which controls the levels of glucose in blood.
Both types are manageable with the correct advice and medication.

There are articles below that explore the condition in many different ways. Covering new research and evidence.

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Diabetes and rationing in the UK

Jenny Hirst MBE, Co-Chair, highlights the charitable work involved at InDependent Diabetes Trust to support people living with diabetes in the UK.
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Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found.
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Vessel growth in health and disease

John Greenwood PhD FRCPath and Stephen E. Moss PhD from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology discuss the vasculature in health and disease, a major focus of their research.

From diabetes prevention 1.0 to Prevention 3.0

Digitally enabled pathway personalisation is leveraging actionable data insights and dynamic intelligence to drive better outcomes as part of the Prevention 3.0 agenda
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The role of TXNIP in mitochondrial-lysosomal axis dysregulation

Lalit P. Singh, Associate Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, explains the role of TXNIP in mitochondrial-lysosomal axis dysregulation in diabetic retinopathy.
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Medication management in diabetes

PillTime Ltd highlights the importance of medication management for diabetes as it remains a significant burden on the NHS.
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Diet and Type 2 diabetes: Why a person should never be judged on what...

The iDEAL group shares their thoughts on diet and Type 2 diabetes and explain why a person should never be judged on what they eat.
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New findings show Type 2 diabetes develops differently depending on ethnicity

New research funded by Diabetes UK has reversed scientists’ previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people.
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The hunt for an alternative to century-old Type 1 diabetes treatment

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Research at Diabetes UK details the hunt for an alternative to century-old Type 1 diabetes treatment – and looks at how British diabetes research is demanding something better.
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How diabetes can affect the eyes

With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Dr Louise Gow, Specialist Lead for Eye Health at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) explains more about the condition and how it can affect the eyes.
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Diabetes focus: The role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness

Pete Tate, CEO and Founder of MedTate, explains the role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness when it comes to diabetes in the UK.
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Diabetes UK and Kent and Medway STP to boost diabetes referrals

A new tool designed to help healthcare professionals boost diabetes referrals to structured education courses is being announced by Diabetes UK and Kent and Medway STP.
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Foreign Secretary commits £70 million to Better Health Programme

Jeremy Hunt commits £70 million funding over three and a half years for the Better Health Programme, a range of health initiatives that could improve the lives of up to 150 million people across 8 emerging economies.
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Patients feel overwhelmed by the demand of living with diabetes

New research from Diabetes UK has found that seven out of ten people feel overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes, which significantly affects their mental and physical health.
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Charities renew investment in Type 1 diabetes treatment

Diabetes UK and JDRF have announced their continued commitment to revolutionising Type 1 diabetes treatment, by awarding £490,000 to fund the next generation of immunotherapy research.
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Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
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Napp: Reducing the burden of chronic conditions through partnership

Chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, are creating an increasing burden on the health service.
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Proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money

Petri Huhtinen from Organisation Optomed OY Ltd argues that proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money.
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One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes

New analysis by Diabetes UK has shown that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales.
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Checks from early age crucial to stop child obesity

University of Oxford and Manchester researchers found that children monitored regularly for height and weight from an early age will be less likely to experience child obesity.

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