Posts tagged “type 2 diabetes”

NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

December 4th, 2018
NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

The NHS will offer a new 800-calorie-a-day diet to patients with type 2 diabetes following successful trials in 2017. Thousands of people will have access to the low-calorie diet, which comprises soups and shakes. The hope is that sticking to the plan will reverse type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to manage blood glucose levels without […]

World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

March 31st, 2016
World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

On April 7th, we can beat diabetes together! There are different types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system starts to attack cells responsible for insulin production, meaning that the body cannot produce insulin, causing blood sugar levels to increase. Type 2 diabetes rises when the body […]

Diabetes UK Issues Warning After 60% Increase in Cases in the Last Decade

August 18th, 2015
Diabetes UK Issues Warning After 60% Increase in Cases in the Last Decade

Diabetes UK has issued a warning after it was revealed that the number of cases of diabetes has increased by 60 percent in the last decade alone. Statistics show that the number of people living with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has risen significantly and this trend look set to continue unless immediate action is […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

October 17th, 2013
Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

Recent research has found that people who are type 2 diabetics, and are obese will benefit from weight loss surgery. It seems doing so helps manage their diabetes better. Diabetes is a complex disorder manifested by the inability of the body to control blood-sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics generally need insulin to control blood-sugar but […]

Weight Loss Research Throws Previous Ideas Into Doubt

November 12th, 2012
Weight Loss Research Throws Previous Ideas Into Doubt

Scientists have found that advice often given to Type 2 diabetics may not be right after all. It seems that they are told to lose weight in order to cut their risk of heart attack or stroke, but this may not be true after all. However researchers were surprised to find other medical problems could […]

Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

June 11th, 2012
Approach to Diabetes Treatment needs to be “Early and Aggressive”

Researchers in America have called for an “early and aggressive” approach to try and battle type 2 diabetes – one of the most common chronic conditions in both America and the UK. According to a study published in The Lancet patients who display signs of pre-diabetes should be treated as quickly as possible to restore […]

Diabetes and Obesity

January 16th, 2012
Diabetes and Obesity

It is well known that there is a link between obesity and the development of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a growing and massive problem affecting millions of people worldwide, so it is no surprise that scientists are turning their attention to look at this link in more detail. For instance, rather than just looking […]

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