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High blood pressure: does it lead to diabetes?

01 October 2015

"Study gives strongest link yet between blood pressure and diabetes," says The Guardian. At first glance these might be considered two unconnected conditions, but research over the years has led to diabetes being...

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Reports of an 'end to daily diabetes jabs' are premature

26 November 2015

"The daily trial of insulin injections could soon be over for hundreds of thousands of people with type-1 diabetes," is the overoptimistic headline in The Times. A small study involving immune "T-reg cells" proved safe for participants, but it is far too early…

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'Remixed' skin cells could lead to new diabetes treatments

07 January 2016

"End of injections in sight for diabetics after new discovery," says The Daily Telegraph. If you think you've read a similar headline before, you may be right – replacing insulin injections for type 1 diabetes has been a goal for many years...

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A potato-rich diet before pregnancy could up diabetes risk

13 January 2016

"Eating potatoes before pregnancy increases risk of diabetes," The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers found a small, but significant, increase in gestational diabetes risk in mothers who ate a potato-rich diet before their pregnancy…

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Could a very low calorie diet 'cure' type 2 diabetes?

22 March 2016

"Dieting for just eight weeks can reverse your diabetes," the Daily Mail reports. A small study of 30 people with type 2 diabetes found eight weeks on a very low calorie diet of around 600 to 700 calories a day, followed…

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A 10-minute walk after a meal 'good for diabetes'

18 October 2016

"Short stroll after meals better for blood sugar than walks at other times," says The Daily Telegraph. The story is based on a study which aimed to see whether taking a 10-minute walk after a main meal resulted in lower blood glucose levels...

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Sweetened drinks, including diet drinks, may raise diabetes risk

21 October 2016

"Drinking more than two sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day greatly increases the risk of diabetes, research has shown," The Guardian reports. The research was a Swedish cohort study of sweetened drink…

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Fat storage problems may increase diabetes risk

17 November 2016

"Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk," BBC News reports. Researchers have found links between genetic variations known to affect the storage of fat in the body and type 2 diabetes, as well as heart attacks and strokes…

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Claim high-fat diets can prevent diabetes 'unproven'

12 December 2016

"Diets laden with butter, cream and cheese 'can help combat surge in type 2 diabetes'," the Mail Online reports. But the study it reports on only followed a small group of men for 12 weeks – not long enough to determine whether…

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Fasting diet may help regenerate a diabetic pancreas

24 February 2017

"The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers," BBC News reports. Research in mice found a low-calorie diet may help in cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes…

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Children's screen time linked to diabetes risk factors

14 March 2017

"Children who are allowed more than three hours of screentime a day are at greater risk of developing diabetes," The Guardian reports. In a new study, UK researchers found a link between three hours or more of screen time and risk factors…

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Reports that frequent drinking prevents diabetes are inaccurate

28 July 2017

"Drinking a moderate amount of certain drinks such as wine three to four times a week reduced diabetes risk by about 30%," The Guardian reports. That was the main reported finding of a Danish study looking at the impact of alcohol on diabetes risk…

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'More people need to know type 2 diabetes is reversible' argues report

14 September 2017

Patients and doctors may not realise a disease which costs the NHS £22m a day can be reversed BBC News reports. The disease, type 2 diabetes, can be reversed through weight loss.

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People with type 2 diabetes should 'save carbs for last', study claims

02 October 2017

Diabetics should save bread for last at mealtime to keep their blood sugar under control the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people with type 2 diabetes who saved their carbohydrates until the end of their meal were less likely to experience a sudden raise in their blood sugar levels.

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Vitamin D may help reduce type 1 diabetes risk in susceptible children

25 October 2017

Vitamin D in childhood prevents type 1 diabetes: Sunshine supplement boosts the immune system of those susceptible to the condition and lowers their risk the Mail Online reports.

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Workplace bullying and violence 'risk factors' for type 2 diabetes

14 November 2017

'Being bullied at work dramatically raises the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research' the Mail Online reports.

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Some type 1 diabetes cases in adults misdiagnosed as type 2

01 December 2017

"Many might think type 1 diabetes is a "disease of childhood", but research, published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, has found it has similar prevalence in adults" BBC News reports

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'Radical' low-calorie diet may help reverse type 2 diabetes

06 December 2017

"Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes," The Guardian reports

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Weight management may reduce the need for type 2 diabetes medication

12 January 2018

“Diet and exercise are 'better than drugs at controlling type 2 diabetes',” the Mail Online reports

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Going vegan may help prevent diabetes in overweight people

15 February 2018

"Going vegan can prevent overweight adults from developing type 2 diabetes, an 'important' new study has concluded," reports the Mail Online.

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Are there actually 5 types of diabetes?

02 March 2018

"Diabetes is actually five separate diseases," reports BBC News on a study looking at nearly 9,000 people with diabetes in Sweden and Finland.

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Type 1 diabetes 'stabilises' after 7 years

11 June 2018

"New hope for type 1 diabetes," reports The Express after a study showed insulin production falls for about 7 years and then stabilises in people with type 1 diabetes.

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Your toothpaste probably won't give you type 2 diabetes

22 June 2018

'Could your toothpaste give you type 2 diabetes?' is the unusual question from the Mail Online

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No proof walnuts prevent diabetes

02 July 2018

'Eating 3 tablespoons of walnuts a day makes you HALF as likely to develop type 2 diabetes' says the Mail Online, reporting on a study part-funded by the California Walnut Commission

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Vegan diet 'helps people better manage type 2 diabetes'

31 October 2018

Going vegan "can 'significantly improve' mental health, reduce diabetes and lower weight," reports the Daily Mirror.

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