Archive for May, 2013

Man Aged 89 is Recognised as the Longest Survivor with Type 1 Diabetes

Spencer Wallace, 89 was awarded with a medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston for living over 80 with type one diabetes and may be the longest survivor with type 1 diabetes. Mr. Wallace had been diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 7 and has been injecting himself with insulin ever since to [...]

Drugs taken to protect the heart can increase the risk of diabetes

According to researcher in Canada some drugs that are taken to protect the heart can actually increase the risk of developing type-2 diabete The study of 1.5 million people found that by taking powerful statins can increase the risk by 22% compared to weaker drugs. But experts say that all the benefits of taking statins [...]

Air Pollution may Increase the Risk of Insulin Resistance

A new study from Diabetologia children that are exposed to air traffic pollution could increase the risk of insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes when they become adults. Research on almost 400 10 year old’s found that by living close to a major road increased their resistance per 500m. the research also found that children who [...]

Millions Unaware That They may be at risk of Developing Diabetes

New research has shown that two-thirds of people living in Britain are unaware that by having a large waistline can increase your chances of developing diabetes. Diabetes UK say that people who have an average BMI but have a large waistline are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Women who are more than 31.5in and [...]