Diabetes

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

Plus: asthma’s fashion victims, the burden on GPs, and vitamin D deficiency

Full-fat milk ‘protects against type-2 diabetes’

People who drink full-fat rather than skimmed milk are significantly less likely to develop diabetes, a study has suggested. The…

‘Each hyper is like some horrible omen of future pain’: the diary of a type-1 diabetic

Sunday, 10.14am. I’ve been in the garden raking up the autumn leaves when suddenly I start to feel hot; a…

Eating potatoes often may raise the risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Women who eat more potatoes before they are pregnant may have higher rates of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a…

Type-2 diabetes has a secret: it’s perfectly reversible. Here’s how to get rid of it

Carlos Cervantes used to suffer from severe diabetes. His low point was 2011, when he had a heart attack, his…

Diabetes now affects four million in Britain and poor care is leading to early deaths

For the first time the number of people living with diabetes in Britain has topped four million, according to figures…

Men with diabetes aren’t so good at taking diet advice and may die earlier as a result

Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men, according to research published in Diabetologia, the journal of…

The surprising gains of weight loss surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery has in recent years been hailed as the solution to the obesity epidemic. As more…

Diabetes drug taken by millions has unexpected benefit: making children taller

A common diabetes drug taken by millions of people seems to have an unexpected side effect: it makes children slightly…

Game-changer for diabetes: insulin ‘dimmer switch’ discovered

Research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation has identified a ‘dimmer switch’ that controls the amount of insulin produced…

My battle with the demon drink – ‘healthy’ freshly squeezed orange juice

‘Sugar is your enemy’, said a doctor friend as I was complaining about my waistline, still 35 inches despite a health…

Even though I’m a hospital consultant, I was in despair over my diabetes. Then I tried a new drug…

I have been a type 2 diabetic for at least five years. I turned up for work to anaesthetise patients…

Diabetes: a horrible condition, but look at all this encouraging news

Diabetes and dementia are two of the most frightening challenges facing public health today. In both cases, we don’t know…

The drugs do work

Confusion for diabetes patients as health regulator ditches its ‘bonkers’ treatment plan

Diabetes is on the rise in Britain – at a frightening rate. Yet NICE, the health regulator, doesn’t seem to…

Why obesity predictions are propaganda

Two weeks ago I wrote an article for the Spectator in which I argued that obesity predictions are not worth…