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Dealing with diabetic foot ulcers

Dealing with diabetic foot ulcers

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre’s diabetic foot clinic team share some of the challenges in treating and managing diabetes-related foot problems and some recent...
Machine Learning can predict glycaemic control in diabetes patients

Machine Learning can predict glycaemic control in diabetes patients

The risk of poor glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients can be predicted using Machine Learning methods, according to new research from the...
Understanding how exercise affects insulin production

Understanding how exercise affects insulin production

Findings from an investigation into insulin production in fruit flies may provide answers on the hormone’s role in the human body.   Insulin is an essential...
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Drinking coffee frequently may reduce type 2 diabetes risk after pregnancy

A new study pioneered by researchers in Singapore suggests that regularly drinking coffee potentially lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for women...
Should patients choose their own type 2 diabetes medication?

Should patients choose their own type 2 diabetes medication?  

A new study has suggested that patients should be put in charge of their own type 2 diabetes medication.   The Trimaster large-scale study is the...
Retinal cells can provide protection against diabetic retinopathy

Retinal cells can provide protection against diabetic retinopathy

Cells within retinal vessels can acquire resistance against hyperglycaemia, protecting patients against diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.   Around one-third of patients with diabetes mellitus...
A new polymer can accelerate the diabetes wound healing process

A new polymer can accelerate the diabetes wound healing process 

A new material has been discovered by researchers at the University of Nottingham that may help the diabetic wound healing process.   The researchers have discovered...
Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes can be found two years early using screening 

A new study suggests that population screening could be a useful tool to discover undiagnosed type 2 diabetes cases.  A standard diabetes test could be...
Adopt point-of-care diagnostics testing to cut carbon emissions, say over 80% of GPs

LumiraDx continue rapid microfluidic immunoassay HbA1c test expansion

LumiraDx's rapid microfluidic immunoassay HbA1c test will now be available in Europe, parts of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Early customers...
Anti-cholesterol and diabetes drugs may reduce the risk of eye disease

Anti-cholesterol and diabetes drugs may reduce the risk of eye disease

Regularly taking anti-cholesterol and diabetes drugs may lessen the risk of degenerative eye disease associated with ageing, according to new research. Findings from a pooled...
People with diabetes are more susceptible to trigger finger

People with diabetes are more susceptible to trigger finger 

Trigger finger, a condition where fingers get locked in a bent position, is more common in people with diabetes according to research from Lund...
Using point of care diabetes testing to improve treatment

Using point of care diabetes testing to improve treatment

LumiraDx’s new HbA1c test, run on the LumiraDx point of care platform, could dramatically improve patient management, and reduce healthcare costs associated with delays...
Researchers use 3D bioprinting to develop a diabetes treatment 

Researchers use 3D bioprinting to develop a diabetes treatment 

Queen’s University Belfast researchers have designed a new bandage treatment using 3D bioprinting, which could revolutionise diabetes treatment.  Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes...
Children with Down’s syndrome are highly susceptible to diabetes

Children with Down’s syndrome are highly susceptible to diabetes 

According to new research from Queen Mary University of London and King's College London, young adults and children with Down’s syndrome are four times more...
Diabetes in pregnancy linked to risk of cardiovascular disease

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to risk of cardiovascular disease

A study published in The BMJ, has suggested that women with a history of diabetes in pregnancy are at a significantly higher risk of...
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Night owls at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Findings from a Rutgers University study suggest that people who are night owls are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular...
New type 2 diabetes medication works better than existing treatment

New type 2 diabetes medication works better than existing treatment

A new study has found that people who received weekly injections of the type 2 diabetes medication, tirzepatide, reached their target blood glucose levels...
Blood sugar levels are key to avoiding diabetes complications

Blood sugar levels are key to avoiding diabetes complications 

The levels of the long-term blood sugar, HbA1c, can be used accurately to determine the risk of diabetes complications in individuals, according to new...
New obesity drug can lower risk of diabetes

New obesity drug can lower risk of diabetes 

Weekly injections of the new obesity drug semaglutide could lower the risk of diabetes in patients, according to new research being presented at the...
Non-traditional diabetes complications are on the rise

Non-traditional diabetes complications are on the rise 

Non-traditional diabetes complications such as anaemia, stress disorders, depression, and pneumonia are among the top reasons for type 2 diabetes hospital admissions.   The reason for...

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