Diabetes headlines

UK fifth highest in world for child type 1 diabetes

The UK ranks the fifth highest in the world for the rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, figures reveal.

Each year in the UK more than 24 in every 100,000 children aged 14 and younger are told that they have this form of diabetes, which must be treated with insulin.

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Source: BBC News


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Longer Life Comes With Risk of More Illnesses, Study Says

First the good news: people are living longer than they did 20 years ago. The bad news? The extra years are marred by illness, according to the largest study of global health trends in history.

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Source: Bloomberg


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Diabetes risks may increase after breast cancer

Some women who survive breast cancer may be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, say Ontario doctors who suggest prevention and screening for the metabolic disease.

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Source: CBC News


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Vision loss tied to diabetes rising in the U.S.: study

Diabetes in the United States increased by 20 percent over less than a decade, according to a U.S. study - a matter of concern as diabetes rates continue to rise, and hit younger and younger people.

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Source: Reuters


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Blue Fridays: The IDF’s Lorenzo Piemonte Helps Turn the World Blue

This month we’ve enjoyed “What does blue mean to you?” posts from Cherise Shockley, Mike Durbin and Bruce Braughton. Today we wrap things up with a final Blue Friday post featuring Lorenzo Piemonte, World Diabetes Day Coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). As coordinator of the event for the past four years, Lorenzo gives us the inside scoop on WDD activities around the world.

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Source: Discuss Diabetes


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Tweets of Diabetes Experience

As Diabetes Month ends, here's the wisdom and insights from several of my fellow online diabetes bloggers and advocates.

While it's easy to see diabetes as a burden and at times feel angry, ashamed or frustrated, if we look at it through the spirit of thanks-giving, it's also possible to see something gained.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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Number of Youth With Diabetes Projected to Rise Substantially by 2050

If incidence rates remain the same, the number of youth with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is projected to increase by a staggering 49 percent over the next 40 years, while the number with type 1 is expected to climb 23 percent, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. However, if incidence increases, the number of youth with type 2 could quadruple and the number with type 1 could triple, the researchers concluded, with an increasing proportion of youth with diabetes from minority populations.

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Rise in diabetes and NCDs linked to climate change

"Epidemic" is an over-used word. But when the the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) uses it, it's worth listening. Rapidly increasing instances of a disease is afterall the very definition of the word. And that is exactly what's happening, says Ann Keeling, IDF's chief executive and chair of the NCD Alliance – comprising the IDF, the World Heart Federation, International Union For Cancer Control, and voluntary scientific organisation The Union (TB and lung disease).

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Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Source: Reuters


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World Diabetes Day: João Manuel Valente Nabais

The rising tide of diabetes in Europe highlights the need for more prevention and better education, writes João Manuel Valente Nabais.

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Source: The Parliament


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