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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.

Number of people with obesity

Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years

The number of people with obesity in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new data by Diabetes UK.
exercise during pregnancy, key tissues

Exercise during pregnancy helps restore tissues of obese mothers

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that exercise immediately before and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body.
obesity research

Funding obesity research in the U.S. today

Here, we find out about the role that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a publicly-funded institute, when it comes to funding obesity research in the U.S. today.
iPDM

iPDM Goes Europe: The impact on diabetes and patient care

Here, the tangible impact on diabetes patients and their care is thoroughly explored via integrated personalised diabetes management (iPDM).
diabetes and rationing

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.
prevention of type 1 diabetes

Turning a corner in the prevention of Type 1 diabetes

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Research at Diabetes UK explains why 2019 marked turning a corner in the prevention of Type 1 diabetes but adds that there is still more research to be done in this area.
vessel growth

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
mitochondrial-lysosomal, diabetic retinopathy

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.
Diabetes in the African region, diabetes medication

The prevalence of diabetes in the African region

In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and ongoing action to solve this.
medication management

Medication management in diabetes

PillTime Ltd highlights the importance of medication management for diabetes as it remains a significant burden on the NHS.
Diabetic Retinopathy

A special focus on diabetic retinopathy

Dr Lalit Pukhrambam at Wayne State University School of Medicine is researching how to find a cure for the blinding eye disease of diabetic retinopathy by targeting a protein called thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP), as we find out here.
diet and type 2 diabetes

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.
diabetes treatment

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.
affect the eyes, eye health

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.
role of nutraceuticals

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.
fitness trackers

NHS patients will get free fitness trackers to cut Type 2 diabetes

Thousands of people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will receive wearable tech such as fitness trackers as part of efforts by the NHS to combat the condition, caused by obesity.
treatment targets

NHS could save £727 million if type 2 diabetics met treatment targets

Research from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, supported by Diabetes UK, has shown that helping people with Type 2 diabetes to meet their three treatment targets could lead to significant savings for the NHS.
advancing surgeries, healthcare sector

Advancing surgeries: How can technology change procedures?

The healthcare sector is constantly changing, and many practices have been modified to become more efficient: So how can technology help with advancing surgeries?
emotional support

Improved emotional support needed for people with diabetes

A Diabetes UK survey of more than 2,000 adults with diabetes from across the UK found that 15% have needed specialist emotional support to help them cope with the demands of living with the condition within the last year.

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