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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.

fibre intake

Fibre and heart disease: simple ways to up your fibre intake

A new study supported by the World Health Organisation found that higher dietary fibre intake is associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
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New Change4Life campaign set to help families cut back on sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar after research reveals children have already exceeded the maximum sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the age of 10.
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Artificial pancreas systems in Type 2 diabetes

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, explores how artificial pancreas systems are revolutionising healthcare for Type 2 diabetes patients.
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Using technology-enabled mental health treatments for Type 2 diabetes

Sarah Bateup analyses how technology-enabled mental health treatments could be used to help those with Type 2 diabetes
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Bleeding gums: Sentinels of non-communicable diseases of ageing

Professor Iain Chapple from the University of Birmingham UK, explains the link between periodontitis and non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes in the UK: How effective use of treatments could help address...

Professor John Wilding from the University of Liverpool discusses how more effective use of treatments and greater support for healthcare professionals can make the difference in the battle against Type 2 diabetes

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 importance of Type 2 diabetes prevention

Chanelle Corena, Type 2 Prevention Lead at Diabetes UK, highlights the 12.3 million people in the UK who are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and precisely why prevention and a change in behaviour is crucial in this vein
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How can we make eye screening services more available?

OPTOMED explains the importance of our sight and that many of us are not aware of the importance of systematic eye checks.
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Ending the stigmatisation of diabetes

Liam Sartorius, Founder at Rebelfit argues the case for ending the stigmatisation of diabetes, including the mental health aspect in this vein
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Type 2 Diabetes now affects 7,000 under 25s

There are nearly 7,000 children and young adults under 25 currently being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales - about 10 times the number reported before, according to Diabetes UK
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Diabetic retinopathy research and thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP)

When it comes to the field of diabetic retinopathy research, Dr Lalit Pukhrambam at Wayne State University is exploring ways to prevent blinding eye diseases due to diabetes by targeting a protein called thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP). Gene therapy is, therefore, a promising option
Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences

The Laboratory of TXNIP Biology and Function in Health and Disease

Dr Lalit Pukhrambam discusses his involvement in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences including his current research
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Common symptoms of diabetes that you might miss

Matthew Capehorn, medical director at LighterLife, goes into detail about the common symptoms of diabetes that you might not know about, on World Diabetes Day
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Diabetes and low blood sugar: Taking a more precise approach to managing hypos

James Cotterell, Director at BBI Healthcare, argues that prescribing products that treat low blood sugar with a precise and measured dose of glucose can improve patient outcomes, reduce patient anxiety and save the NHS money

The Roche digital solution to the diabetes challenge

Diabetes is described as the epidemic of the 21st Century, in the view of Roche Diabetes Care, who are using digital technology and data management to help patients, healthcare professionals and payers address this costly challenge
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Active couch potatoes are at risk of chronic health issues

Employees are wrongly assuming that keeping active during leisure time will protect them from the danger of sitting for long periods when working in an office, a new study has found
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Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges everyone with diabetes - including those who are pregnant - to take up the offer of a free a flu jab to avoid life-threatening diabetes complications winter illnesses can lead to
Diabetes monitoring

Diabetes monitoring and drug delivery innovation fields: The scenario for big technology synergy

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group provides a market perspective on the diabetes monitoring and drug delivery innovation fields and explains why these are a scenario for big technology synergy
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PHE launch new physical activity resource for health professionals

Public Health England, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport England have joined forces to release a new physical activity resource for professionals in the healthcare sector.

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