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Diabetes patients can reduce their risk of heart failure by 70 per cent

21-year-long research project shows the difference it makes when doctors initiate intensive treatment of diabetes patients.

Is ultra-processed food making us fat and sick?

A number of researchers argue that extremely processed foods are the reason behind rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases. But others aren’t so certain.

Football is a winning treatment for elderly people with prediabetes

Playing football is great for your health and could even stave off type 2 diabetes. New study in the Faroe Islands reveals improvements in overall health among middle-aged and elderly prediabetic men and women who enjoy a regular kickabout.

New method identifies type 2 diabetics at risk of early death

Urine analysis can indicate patients at risk of early cardiovascular death.

Greenlandic gene could be key to beating obesity

The Inuit people carry a genetic variant, which increases their risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Norwegian researchers make strides toward diabetes cure

Researchers in Bergen have transformed skin cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells. The goal is to transplant them under the skin of persons with the disease.

Diabetics who can’t detect their own low blood sugar

Some people with diabetes do not notice when their blood sugar level is getting dangerously low. NTNU researchers are trying to understand why.

Birth weight linked to diabetes and obesity

A large international study has discovered 60 genetic variants that link low birth weight to an increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Pizza may be worse for you if you have diabetes

The heart has to work harder in the hours following an unhealthy meal, especially if you have type 2 diabetes.

Diabetics could live eight years longer with special treatments

There is light on the horizon for some type 2 diabetic patients, shows new research. Patients lived significantly longer when following an intensive form of treatment that tackles a broad range of symptoms.