Type 2 Diabetes

Why Your Toilet and Fridge Could Hold the Key to Your Health

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

The concept of mHealth is nothing new. Smartphones, apps and wearable devices are already successfully helping people to quit smoking, lose weight, manage their diabetes and track activity, such as running and walking.

Type 2 Diabetes: Do You Know The Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new survey by Bupa has revealed that 68% of people tend to assume that nothing is wrong with them, even if they have what they consider to be 'minor...

GRAPHIC IMAGES: What Diabetes Did To This Man's Leg In 10 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes is called the more preventable type of diabetes because it is so heavily affected by lifestyle choices - particularly obesity. These h...

There Is No Such Thing As Being Fat And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An extensive study, involving 61,000 people and going back as far as the 1950s, has revealed that being fat and fit is a complete myth. Previously...

Surge in Diabetes Bigger Than Predicted

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Currently standing at 382million, the number of people affected by diabetes is expected to rocket to 592million by 2035 - that's a 55% increase in just over 20 years.

World Diabetes Day: How To Prevent Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

World Diabetes Day is a global awareness day that shines a spotlight on diabetes. Why is it relevant? In Asia, the BBC says, there is a diabetes epide...

How To Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes: Lay Off The Meat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes - which is most affected by lifestyle choices such as obesity, smoking and exercise - has had another risk factor identified: too much...

Tom Hanks Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week Tom Hanks revealed he has Type 2 diabetes - a condition affecting approximately 2.9 million people in the UK, while a further 850,00...

Tom Hanks Reveals Health Scare On TV

Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Legendary actor Tom Hanks prefers to keep his personal life private but in a rare candid moment during an interview on the ‘Late Show With David Let...

Antidepressants Linked To Weight Gain And Diabetes

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors should think twice when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of diabetes, research has claimed. A review by the University...

Diabetes: What Should You Eat?

Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Diabetes, the disease which means the pancreas stops producing insulin altogether or doesn't produce enough, can have a big impact on what you eat. As...

Are Diabetes Deaths Going Up or Down?

Bridget Turner | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Turner

If you have diabetes then, yes, you are less likely to die before your time than you would have been 20 years ago. In the mid-1990s, someone with diabetes was roughly twice as likely to die in any given year as someone without it.They are now one-and-a-half times more likely to die in any given year.

Catching Up On Sleep Could Lower Risk Of Diabetes

PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Catching up on lost sleep may be one way to reduce the risk of diabetes, according to new research. Scientists found that three nights of "catch-up...

One Sugary Drink Each Day Raises Diabetes Danger By A Fifth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Just one can of sugary soft drink raises the relative risk of diabetes by around a fifth, a study has found. Every extra can consumed a day increas...

Is Exercise a 12 Minute Miracle?

Sarah Anne Marsh | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Anne Marsh

Research shows that achieving the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week by moving 12 minutes more a day could prevent lifestyle diseases

Experts Warn Of 'Public Health Emergency' As Diabetes Diagnosis Rate Hits 3 Million

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A record three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in Britain, according to research. The figure - equivalent to 4.6% of the UK popula...

'Let Them Eat Cake... But Only If They Pay For Healthcare'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP has said those who dabble daily with doughnuts should get their just desserts and pay for treatment before soaring costs bankrupt th...

Fewer Than One In Ten Parents Can Identify Diabetes Signs

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fewer than one in 10 parents can identify the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes, figures suggest. Just 9% of parents know that excessive thirst, extreme ...

'4.4 Million Affected By Diabetes By 2020'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people with diabetes is expected to reach 4.4 million by 2020 as the obesity epidemic takes its toll, a charity has warned. Over the ...

Scientists Probe Genetic Links To Diabetes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ten further DNA "hotspots" linked to the most common form of diabetes have been uncovered by scientists, bringing the total to more than 60. Intern...

Can Lifting Weights Slash Diabetes Risk?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Lifting weights can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes in men, a study has found. Regular weight training cut the chances of developing the ...

Good News For Cheese Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Although a diet laden with high-fat cheese isn’t the best way to shift those stubborn pounds, it could help ward off diabetes, a study has suggested...

Is Your Mascara Making You Ill?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) claim they've found a link between chemicals in everyday make-up cosmetics and diabetes in w...

850,000 Do Not Know They Have Diabetes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 70 people are living with undiagnosed diabetes and are running the risk of "devastating" complications, the UK's leading diabetes charit...

Too Much 'Screen Time' For Kids May Cause Long-term Brain Damage, Warn Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Parents have been warned to "regain control" of their own households in the face of a growing tendency of children to sit for hours every day in front...