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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.

diabetes education, nhs resources

Prioritising structured diabetes education for better health outcomes

Karrie Wallace, Education Services Clinical Lead, Spirit Health, explains the elements that comprise diabetes education & how education at an early stage can have a significant impact on health outcomes & NHS resources.
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Scientists reveal link between food insecurity and diabetes

The link between food insecurity and diabetes is stronger than previously thought - with people who are more likely to be hungry experiencing a higher rate of diabetes, ten years on.
vegan diets, type 2 diabetes

Research shows vegan diets can improve type 2 diabetes

Research finds that vegan diets can help type 2 diabetes patients to lower blood sugar – with meaningful results in just 12 weeks.
COVID pneumonia, lung function

How long does COVID pneumonia last?

Scientists describe COVID pneumonia as "multiple wildfires spreading across a forest" - but how different is the condition from regular pneumonia?
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Health information lacks sex-specific research about women

Current health guidelines are based on studies in men - lacking sex-specific research for issues like obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in women.
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UK law now requires calorie information on menus

The UK government will now fine food businesses £2,500, if they don't put calorie information on menus.
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Study shows 70% of participants achieved type 2 diabetes remission

In a ground-breaking moment, scientists reveal that 70% of "healthy" BMI participants were able to achieve type 2 diabetes remission.
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Preventing cardiovascular disease through implementation and participatory research

Hilde Bastiaens, Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, and Geofrey Musinguzi, Project Manager of Horizon 2020 funded SPICES reveal why engaging with communities is important in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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Flash technology better than finger-prick testing for type 1 diabetes

The University of Manchester finds that Flash technology is better than finger-prick testing, keeping diabetes patients at a good blood sugar level - for an extra two hours per day.
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Diabetes – Is life without insulin possible?

Imagine a life without insulin: Research is bringing us closer to a cure and could change the lives of diabetes patients
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Amyloid oligomer & membrane channel structures

H. Robert Guy, CEO from Amyloid Research Consultants, ascertains why amyloid oligomer & membrane channels structures can & must be determined.
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The global cost of visual impairment

250 million people suffer from visual impairment at a global cost of $3 trillion, Translational Imaging Innovations explain.
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Time to tackle the growing diabetes pandemic

Professor Andrew Boulton, President of the International Diabetes Federation, argues that now is the time to tackle the growing diabetes pandemic
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Physical activity to prevent chronic diseases

Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, considers the role of physical activity to prevent chronic diseases
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Emerging Riceberry Rice

Professor Apichart Vanavichit, highlights the Thai attempt to develop rice that directly benefits well-being.
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Could warning images on products deter childhood obesity?

A study finds that parents are less likely to buy sugary drinks when they have warnings about health on their labels – reducing sugary drink purchases by 17%.

Research reveals connection between high blood pressure and diabetes

Research is finally explaining the connection between patients suffering with high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes
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Study examines racial disparities in diabetes patients

Researchers find that ethnic minority diabetes patients are less likely to take medication for their treatment, due to income differences and lack of access.
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‘Artificial pancreas’ uses algorithm to protect body from diabetes

Scientists have created an 'artificial pancreas' that uses an algorithm to protect the body - especially ground-breaking for young children with type 1 diabetes.
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Natural sciences: Normal human parturition mechanisms

Claire Kendal-Wright, PhD, from Chaminade University of Honolulu, argues that when it comes to understanding the normal human parturition mechanisms, danger associated molecular patterns may be part of the answer.

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