Diabetes

Can eating too much fruit trigger gestational diabetes?

Women who eat large amounts of fruit during pregnancy may have a higher risk of gestational diabetes. A new study…

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Does the drug that ‘fixed’ my diabetes have a dark side?

A while back, I wrote about how dapagliflozin revolutionised my glucose control. Almost overnight, I changed from a morbid and…

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Dear Father Christmas: your work life is harming your health

Dear Father Christmas, I was pleased to see you again at your annual health check, which we always do prior…

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A low-carb diet may help to prevent diabetes, but this study doesn’t prove it

Eating three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 per cent, according to a…

Napping ‘linked to type-2 diabetes’. But nappers, don’t worry

Researchers at the University of Tokyo say that napping for more than an hour during the day could be an…

Theresa May: the first prime minister with a discreet need for jelly babies

To say that British politics is in a state of flux is rather like saying an otter’s pocket is a…

Research in mice suggests diabetes drugs could slow down Alzheimer’s

Diabetes drugs could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the journal Diabetologia. Researchers suggest…

Ignore the NHS propaganda: fat people aren’t to blame for its soaring costs

Of all the attempts of NHS mandarins to blame patients for the spiralling costs of their bureaucratic leviathan, Simon Stevens’…

Type-2 diabetics ‘should be offered weight loss surgery’

Type 2-diabetics should be offered weight loss surgery to cure their condition, according to guidelines backed by 46 international health…

Health checkup: on the obesity epidemic, food labelling and overfed toddlers

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