Your Diabetes News Report

Individual Research Shows How to Reduce Diabetic Medication
There is a strong connection between carbohydrates, high blood sugars and diabetes. This research resulted in a significant reduction in the medication needed to control the blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes. 'Read more...'

Type 2 Diabetes Link with Alzheimer's Disease
The Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System led the initial research into the possibility of a link between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. The research suggests that Alzheimer's develops when the brain cells cannot use sugar properly, similar to the problems Type 2 diabetics get with insulin resistance.

However, there may be some good news. Clinical trials into a diabetic drug that may slow the generation of Alzheimer's are scheduled for this summer Read more...

Diabetes Emergency Cards Now Available to International Travelers
Diabetics can take away the stress and worry of 'what if' by carrying travel cards in the language of the country they are visiting. That's why I found this news article so interesting. Although the article is really promoting this product, it is, I believe, a potential life-saver for a diabetic who travels abroad or is going on holiday. Read more...

Three Week Diet with Moderate Exercise Reduces Diabetes Risk
A news article on New Scientist reports on a study which suggests that just three weeks of a high-fibre, low-fat diet with moderate exercise could slow down key changes in the body that often lead to the development of diabetes. Read more...

Skin Tissue Changes Warns of Prospective Amputation
Researchers have discovered changes in skin tissue often precede the development of leg ulcers. If these do not heal the only solution then is to amputate, usually below the knee. And people with diabetes type 2 or maturity onset diabetes are most at risk. Read more

Drinking coffee may be 'Goods News'
A study shows drinking 1 or 2 cups of coffee per day can reduce the risk of developing diabetes type 2. Read more...

Gene-link to Diabetes Type 2 Discovered
With about 200 million diabetics worldwide and expectations that this number will rise to 366 million by 2030 (according to the World Health Organization) anything that can helps us to understand, prevent or even find a cure for the disease is very welcome. For the first time research has discovered a strong gene link to type 2 diabetes. Read more...

Type 2 Diabetes Strongly Linked to Being Overweight
Part of keeping yourself fit and well and keeping control of your diabetes is making sure your weight is also controlled properly. This diabetes news article shows the results reached from a study, from birth to 50s, of a large group of people in the UK. The results show a strong link between being overweight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes at any age. Read more...

Partial Pancreas Transplant Hailed as a Success
A successful transplant of part of a pancrease, carried out in Japan, holds out hope to diabetics. Read more...

Passive Smoking Linked to Diabetes
This article about a study on the link between passive smoking and diabetes confirms what my diabetes care nurse told me back in 1986. It just gives another reason not to smoke around your family, especially if you have young children. Read more...

Here's how you can enjoy a sweet treat without feeling guilty...

Missing the taste of cookies or sweet maple syrup because you have to watch the sugar and fat you consume?

Try the genuinely delicious taste of these fat and sugar-free treats created by a diabetic for diabetics. Josephs Lite Sugar and Fat-Free Cookies & Syrups

How This Diabetes News Report Works

Go to News Report Headlines...

When you enter 'diabetes news' into the search engines you get thousands of results offered - many of which are repeated.

The news covered ranges from local interest stories; such as fund raising in the local community, to the cutting-edge results of diabetes research.

I'm guessing ('cause it's what I tend to look for) you're probably more interested in diabetes news that makes life easier for you; gives relevant and important advice; warns about actions that could be detrimental to your health and so on.

So I thought you might find it handy to have a 'filtered diabetes news page' - and that's what this is.

Deciding Which Diabetes News is Relevant

This is what happens:

I trawl for new diabetes news stories

I read each one (obviously!)

I then stick my Editor's hat on and ask myself these 4 questions:

  • Is this local or global news?

  • If it is local, is the information it contains relevant to anyone with diabetes?

  • Does it offer valuable advice (rather than just a PR article for a large pharmaceutical company for example)?

  • Bottom line... does it give 'added value' to you, my visitor?

If I believe it gets through these OK then it gets added to this Your Diabetes News Report page.

Do I Always Get it Right?

Probably not! 'Cause I'm human and I might miss something. If you happen to see a news item you believe other diabetics would want to know about, and it isn't already listed, then I (and my other visitors) would really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to pop a note to me. Include the URL to the news article you found so I can check it out. Send your Diabetes news lead.

What You Get in Your Diabetes News Report

This page contains the headline and a brief summary of the news article. The link then goes to the full story in a new window.

This Your Diabetes News Report page is updated every 7 - 14 days, unless something really crucial catches my eye in which case I add it immediately. The important thing is you don't get inundated with hundreds of news items every day (especially if you subscribe to my mini-blog; see below)- only the pertinent and useful ones are included.

How to Keep Up to Date with Your Diabetes News

Subscribe to my mini-blog using the links on the left, at the bottom of the navigation panel. Every time I add new material, including interesting news items, you get a notice in your RSS reader. It's so much easier than having to remember to check back regularly and it means you don't miss important progress in diabetes research and news.

If you are unfamiliar with RSS you can find out more here