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New Type 2 Diabetes Programme

 A programme aimed at preventing the development of Type 2 diabetes in people at high risk of the disease has achieved “promising” early results, a study has found. It comes weeks after Public Health England revealed there were five million people identified as being at high risk of the condition, in the build up to the roll out of the ... Read More »

Diabetes patients to get ‘information prescriptions’

GPs across the UK are being advised to give “information prescriptions” to any diabetic patients who do not have their condition under control. It is hoped that the page-long printouts will nudge patients in the right direction to avoid serious long-term complications such as amputation. If someone is not meeting their blood glucose target, for example, an alert will flash ... Read More »

‘Tape measure test’ call on type 2 diabetes

People are being urged to whip out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Public Health England said there was a “very high risk” of diabetes with waistlines over 40in (102cm) in men or 35in (88cm) in women. It warned that the disease could “cripple” the NHS, 10% of whose budget was already spent on ... Read More »

Diabetics say yes to Chocolate this Easter!

The good news is that chocolate doesn’t have to be excluded from your diet this Easter. A diabetic eating chocolate may raise eyebrows amongst some people but within reason, chocolate consumption is okay in moderation. In most cases, chocolate will cause blood sugar levels to rise, therefore it’s best to limit chocolate treats to small amounts and to avoid eating ... Read More »

Diabetics diagnosed in middle age – between ages 40 and 64 – ‘have higher dementia risk’

People who develop diabetes in middle age may be more likely to have smaller brains later in life, warns a new study.  Researchers found that people who develop diabetes and high blood pressure between the age of 40 and 64 are more at risk of losing brain volume and suffer problems with memory and thinking skills. Read More »

Forget Glass, Google reveals the smart contact lens that can constantly monitor the tears of diabetes sufferers to check their glucose levels

It may be best known for its interactive Glass specs, but Google today revealed a radical smart contact lens for diabetics.  It analyses their tears, warning them if their glucose levels are low. Read More »