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Increased salt intake linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes and LADA

Diabetes UK - 18/09/2017
People who consume an extra 2.5 grams of salt a day have a 43 per cent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Scandinavian researchers have claimed. The study also found that each extra 2.5g of salt, or a gram of sodium, led to a 73 per cent increased risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), a form of type 1 diabetes which develops later in adulthood. But, while an association was confirmed between sodium intake and type 2 diabetes, as well as LADA, there is no evidence to suggest causality.

Research links swine flu in 2009 to increased type 1 diabetes in Norway

Diabetes UK - 18/09/2017
The swine flu outbreak in 2009 may have predisposed people in Norway to have an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, according to new research. Scientists from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Oslo University Hospital say their findings indicate certain types of serious flu could be linked to the development of type 1 diabetes.

Yale identifies blood vessels as future target for type 2 diabetes treatments

Diabetes UK - 18/09/2017
The role of blood vessels should be further explored as a means of helping to control blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes, according to Yale University researchers. In a new study scientists have, for the first time, learned about the biological mechanism behind a protein found in blood vessels and its positive effects on the body's use of glucose. This secreted protein - meaning it is discharged from a cell - is called apelin, and has the ability to regulate glucose and insulin levels, but until now researchers have not fully understood how it works. The findings were based on experiments

Diet plus exercise is more effective for fat loss than either method alone, study finds

Diabetes UK - 18/09/2017
When it comes to losing body fat, diet and exercise are most effective when done together than either one alone, according to new research. Identifying factors that help people lose fat, especially visceral fat, can bring many health benefits such as a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Researchers from George Washington University, in Washington DC, US, have looked at the effects of resistance training (strength training) on fat loss and body composition in overweight women, with or without implementing any diet changes. The four month-long study involved 40 overweight-to-obes

NICE recommends diet and weight loss interventions for 1.7 million at risk of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 15/09/2017
People who are deemed at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be given priority access to exercise classes and nutrition courses, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended. NICE has identified 1.7 million people in the UK who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and says providing people with better access to health education could significantly make a difference.

Continuous glucose monitoring benefits pregnancy outcomes in type 1 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 15/09/2017
Using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is the best way for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes to avoid birth complications and protect the health of their baby, research suggests.

Avoid eating late in the day to achieve a healthy weight, study recommends

Diabetes UK - 15/09/2017
Adults who are attempting to lose weight should stop eating when it's dark and consume their largest meal(s) earlier in the day if possible, according to a new study. Earlier this week, we reported that skipping breakfast could benefit type 2 diabetes and may help with weight loss, if followed long-term.

New study reopens debate about artificial sweeteners and risk of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 15/09/2017
New research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, in Lisbon, Portugal, suggest that non-caloric artificial sweeteners can cause metabolic derangements which up risks of developing type 2 diabetes. Artificial sweeteners continue to be a controversial health issue: on one hand, they are becoming increasingly popular as people try to reduce their calorie intake and lose weight. But on the other hand, there is this purported link with metabolic syndrome.

Doctors are unaware of type 2 diabetes remission, study reports

Diabetes UK - 14/09/2017
Scottish researchers have published a report calling for more doctors to realise that type 2 diabetes can be put into remission. Glasgow University scientists are trying to raise awareness among healthcare professionals that type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated, reducing the need for medication. They have penned a report in the British Medical Journal arguing that some doctors do not fully understand the benefits of weight loss and healthy eating and how it can lead to type 2 diabetes remission. "They are not treating the disease process, and are missing the point," said Professor Mike L

New screening test being developed for type 1 diabetes diagnoses in children

Diabetes UK - 14/09/2017
Newly-developed antibody detection technology could improve the accuracy of tests used to diagnose type 1 diabetes in youngsters, say American researchers. The technology could eventually lead to earlier detection of type 1 diabetes in children before the emergence of symptoms such as weight loss, increased thirst and fatigue, as well as limit the risk of children developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Researchers from Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Florida are investigating the concept involving a new way of detecting antibodies. Accord

Forxiga shown to improve blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 14/09/2017
The type 2 diabetes drug Forxiga (dapagliflozin) has been shown to reduce HbA1c levels in people with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. Forxiga is an SGLT2 inhibitor medication that is currently only prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes.

Moving every 30 minutes linked to lower risk of early death

Diabetes UK - 13/09/2017
Moving every 30 minutes could help you live longer, according to a new US study. Spending more time moving is known to be useful towards preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes, now Scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York City say being active every half an hour could lower the chances of dying too early. During the trial researchers examined data from nearly 8,000 people aged 45 or older in the United States.

FreeStyle Libre to be available on the NHS from November

Diabetes UK - 13/09/2017
The FreeStyle Libre will be available on the NHS from November 1, Abbott has announced. The NHS Business Service Authority has approved the FreeStyle Libre on the Drug Tariff which means, subject to local health economy approval, it will be available without cost for patients across the UK. The news is a welcome boost for the diabetes community as previously patients using the FreeStyle Libre have had to pay for the device.

New EndoBarrier study tracks weight loss success and improvement in diabetes control

Diabetes UK - 13/09/2017
Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes who took part in an NHS trial treatment with the EndoBarrier device have shed a significant amount of weight and kept blood sugar levels under control. Doctors from City Hospital, in Birmingham, who led the trial also noticed that blood pressure dropped, liver fat deposits were reduced and fitness levels improved. The EndoBarrier for weight loss is a sleeve, or very thin long plastic tube, which is passed down into the mouth and unrolled into the smalll intestine to prevent the absorption of excess calories through its lining.

Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 12/09/2017
A balanced diet rich in omega-3 improves gut health which could have benefits towards obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A team of experts from Nottingham and London have been comparing how different diets can affect the gut.

New biomarkers may accurately identify renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 12/09/2017
A new study has identified three blood biomarkers of advanced renal dysfunction and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in people with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes screening recommended for men with overweight wives

Diabetes UK - 12/09/2017
New research has revealed that men are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their wives are obese, but women living with overweight men don't face the same risks. The researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have called for men aged 50 or older who live with obese women to be screened for type 2 diabetes.

Genetic variants could explain type 1 diabetes diagnoses in later life

Diabetes UK - 12/09/2017
Having different genetic markers could explain why people develop type 1 diabetes at different ages, including later in life, according to new research. Certain gene groups are known to be associated with the development of type 1 diabetes, and UK researchers have now shown that the risk of developing the condition after 30 years is different to the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in childhood. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Exeter, who explored the role of the DR3 and DR4 gene alleles which are observed in children with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. They

Immune system cells could hold key role in functioning of fat tissue

Diabetes UK - 11/09/2017
Insights gained from a study into immune system cells could help fat cells deal with environmental challenges, and form new treatments in the field of type 2 diabetes. German researchers have shown that cells known as regulatory T-cells or Tregs, which are responsible for suppressing certain immune reactions, also support fat (adipose) tissue, which regulates weight loss. A team from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center based at Technical University of Munich discovered that the levels of Tregs in adipose tissue increased in response to different environmental stimuli.

New study reveals effects of short term fasting on people with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 11/09/2017
A new study led by researchers at Tel Aviv University, in Israel, has measured the effect of a short term fast on markers of blood sugar control in a small number of people with type 2 diabetes. The research, published in the Diabetes Care journal, explores the impact of breakfast skipping on postprandial blood sugar levels, insulin and free fatty acids (FFAs), among other markers. The testing was performed for two days.