Diabetes Mellitus

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insulin

Could a wafer spell the end for daily insulin jabs?

New technology could revolutionise the way diabetes patients administer insulin.

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Fizzy drinks tax

Experts say sugary drinks are to blame for type 2 diabetes

New research suggests drinking sugary drinks could be causing almost 8,000 cases of type 2 diabetes a year.

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Statins

Statins could halve risk of dying from cancer, major studies reveal

Statins, the common drugs taken by millions to prevent heart attacks, may help cut cancer deaths, two American studies have found.

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Couch potato

Sedentary lifestyle, not watching TV, may up diabetes risk

"Experts claim being a couch potato can increase the risk of developing diabetes," the Daily Express reports.

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Antibiotics

Frequent antibiotic use linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk

"Repeated antibiotic use linked to diabetes," BBC News reports. A major new study found that people who took five or more courses a year had a higher than normal risk of developing type 2 diabetes…

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Vaccine

Type 1 diabetes vaccine possible “within a decade”

Today saw the launch of a £4.4 million research project that will help make this hope a reality.

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HealthFriends

Genetic high cholesterol 'may help protect against type 2 diabetes'

"High cholesterol LOWERS the risk of diabetes," is the Daily Mail's rather misleading headline, going on to say that, "New study reveals why taking statins may be harmful"…

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Statins

Gene testing could find those who would benefit most from statins

"Patients with the highest genetic risk of suffering a heart attack benefit the most from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a study has found," The Guardian reports.

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diabetes

'Smart insulin' could be used to treat type 1 diabetes

"Diabetes patients could be spared the burden of constantly monitoring blood sugar levels, after scientists have developed a 'smart' form of insulin," The Guardian reports. A modified form of insulin, only tested in mice, shows promise…

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