Type 2 Diabetes

The App Will See You Now: How New NHS Apps Could Empty Hospitals as Patients Get Better Before They Have a Stroke or Lose a Leg

Professor Mike Trenell | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Mike Trenell

I know we can make a significant impact on this situation. I've seen how a little support can help people make small but very significant changes to their lives and that's why I'm so excited that our Newcastle app - dubbed Changing Health - is now being prescribed by GPs in large parts of the country. We are about to give people the key to unlock their healthy future nationwide, and I can't wait to see it happen.

Groundbreaking Trial Shows You Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes In Just Four Months

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Tech

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed using a concoction of oral medications, insulin, dieting and exercise, according to a groundbreaking study. The disea...

7 Celebrities Ditch Sugar And Find It's No Piece Of Cake

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

‘Sugar Free Farm’ is back on TV screens, starring seven new celebrities who are forced to go cold turkey on sugar. TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, comed...

Let's Stop Loading Up On Sugar For Breakfast

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Here's the rule of thumb: If your breakfast comes in a box, it's most likely not a good choice. Just check the label of your favourite cereal - some "healthy" mueslis contain just as much sugar as the infamous Kellogg's Honey Smacks (launched in 1953 as Sugar Smacks)!

Breakfast Is A 'Dangerous Meal', Warns Expert

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But one former Cambridge University lecturer hopes to challenge th...

Education Is The Answer To The Diabetes Epidemic

Chris Askew | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Chris Askew

On World Diabetes Day I called for the government and the NHS to make education for people with diabetes a priority. People with diabetes on average...

When Panorama Tackled Type 2 Diabetes

Chris Askew | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Askew

So, I welcome the Panorama show, for bringing a new and renewed awareness to one of the most important health issues of our time. Such broadcasts will, of course, never tell the full story and it is for those of us who provide support of any kind

BBC Panorama Reveals Number Of Kids With Type 2 Diabetes Has Doubled

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just 16 years ago, there had never been a single case of Type 2 diabetes among children in the UK. Fast forward more than a decade and the number of ...

Air Pollution Exposure Puts People At Higher Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech

Long-term exposure to air pollution in the area where you live increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Scientis...

The Government's EatWell Guide IS NOT Responsible for Diabetes and Obesity

Emer Delaney | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...

New Device Means Diabetics No Longer Have To Test Their Blood Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Diabetic patients could have their daily routine revolutionised with a painless breath test to replace taking blood. The test has been devised by a te...

Is Turmeric Just Another Stupid Wellness Trend?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Anyone who has ever made a curry will know that turmeric is that annoying yellow powder that stains your fingers and clothes. What you might not know is that it grows as root and is related to ginger - in fact, it looks like bright yellow ginger. Like I said, it's big in India.

How Can We Use Technology to Solve Type 2 Diabetes?

Mike Gibbs | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Gibbs

Going forward we want to lower the £9 billion that is unnecessarily spent by the NHS on type 2 diabetes each year, as well as improving people's health and wellbeing. We hope we'll then be able to justify that we are indeed a 'tech for good' startup.

Pre-Diabetes Patients Could Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk With This Diet

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with pre-diabetes who stick to a low calorie diet of just 800 calories per day could cut their risk of Type 2 diabetes by almost 90%, a new tri...

The Surprising Health Risk Linked To Artificial Sweeteners

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Replacing sugar in your diet with artificial sweeteners may not be as beneficial to your health as you think. New research has found that while switch...

Weight Loss Surgery Is 'Cost-Effective' Treatment For Diabetes, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obese patients should be given weight loss surgery in order to cut the numbers of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes, new guidelines suggest. In a ...

Tom Hanks Blames Bad Diet For His Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tom Hanks has suggested he was to blame for his Type 2 diabetes because he was an "idiot" about his diet when he was younger. In an interview with th...

Having This In Your Breakfast Could Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you have milk, cheese or Greek yoghurt for breakfast, then you might just be onto a winner. A new study has found that a large breakfast containing...

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Emer Delaney | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

We're constantly told to watch what we eat, keep as active as we can, have a healthy lifestyle and manage our weight. But why are these messages so important and what are we all striving to achieve?

Type 2 Diabetes Could Be 'Reversed' By Making This Simple Change

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes patients could completely reverse their condition by sticking to a low calorie diet, new research has suggested. A group of 30 volunte...

Do You Have a Fibre Deficiency?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Insoluble fibre is not people food. Humans can't digest and absorb it like sugar or fat or vitamins. We don't have the enzymes that can break it down, so it stays intact, until it hits the colon where it becomes bacteria food.

Will a Sugar Tax Curb Rising Levels of Type Two Diabetes?

Chris Askew | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Askew

While a sugar tax would certainly help to improve the public's health, it is only one measure, and will not be enough on its own. We shouldn't be tempted to see it a magic bullet answer to the high rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes that we are seeing.

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed. Moderate coffe...

Take Control this World Diabetes Day

Elinor Crawley | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elinor Crawley

Being open about having diabetes is also so important. As an actress, I used to not tell people on set that I had Type 1 diabetes because I didn't want to be seen as being difficult. But now I am more open and talk about my experience of the condition as I want to show other young people that it doesn't have to stop you following your dreams.

Weight Loss Surgery Proves Effective For Half Of Type 2 Diabetes Cases, Study Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weight loss surgery could be the most effective form of treatment for Type 2 diabetes in obese patients, a new study has found. Researchers from K...