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People with diabetes living considerably longer

The risk for diabetics to die prematurely decreases sharply. A new international study shows that mortality has halved in just over a decade. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg led the project, based on data from more than ten million people in Canada and the UK. The results for people living with diabetes are [...]

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 [...]

Drinking At Least one Soft Drink Daily can Increase Risk of Diabetes

A new study has found that by drinking at least one soft drink every day such as coke can increase the risk of diabetes by a fifth. Researchers say that consuming one can every day can increase the chances of developing diabetes by 22% compared to drinking a soft drink just once a month. Also [...]

New Long Acting Insulin From Novo Nordisk Approved by EU

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The European Commission have granted Novo Nordisk approval for the long acting insulin Tresiba (insulin degludec) and Ryzodeg (insulin degludec/insulin aspart) across all European Union member states for diabetic patients. The new treatments from Novo Nordisk can reduce diabetic complications and allow fewer injections according to the company, which if true might be sensational news [...]

Diabetes increases heart attack risk by Almost Half

“People with diabetes 48% more likely to suffer heart attack, researchers find”, says The Guardian. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail says: “65% more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population”. A recent report of the National Diabetes Audit has brought up these figures to attention which suggests complication due to diabetes. The report is [...]

Asians have 50 % higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes

Did you know that Asian people are less likely to develop type 1 diabetes, but more likely to be affected by type 2 diabetes? According to a recent study by George L. King, M.D at Joslin Diabetes Center, Asian Americans are much more likely to develop diabetes type 2. Current research shows it’s about 50 [...]

Irregular sleep may lead to diabetes

Shift workers and people with irregular sleeping habits may be of higher risk to get both diabetes and become overweight, according to research shown in Sciene Translation Medicine. Many shift workers have shown early signs and symptoms of developing diabetes, some as early as a few weeks after their new habits. One of the reasons [...]

Chemicals leading to diabetes?

chemicals might lead to diabetes

Surprising findings have been made regarding plastics and chemicals found in perfume. A Swedish study suggests that people with a modest level of chemicals in their blood are double as likely to develop diabetes. The study analyzed data compiled from 1000 people aged over 70, of which over 100 had developed diabetes. Other possible factors [...]