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Diabetes patients may benefit from sharing health data

A new system that transfers health data from apps, smart insulin pens and sensors to health personnel may help diabetes patients receive more specific feedback and improved follow up.

Mobile health tools should be studied using new methods

By analysing how patients use mobile health technology it is possible to understand the health affects of the apps and those who they affect. Researchers believe that traditional research methods are not suitable.

Twitter revealed a more positive attitude towards type 1 diabetes

Far more hearts, smiles and encouraging words were used when type 1 diabetes was in the tweet, compared to type 2. Researcher Elia Gabarron at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research took a serious look at smileys.

Diabetes patients want more information about research

Research shows that diabetes patients do not just want to receive information about nutrition, but are also interested in learning about research and innovation. A new project will investigate how this can be done via social media.

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.