Diabetes

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…

The BBC swallows more fanatical nonsense from Action on Sugar

Action on Sugar, the bastard offspring of Consensus Action on Salt, has noticed that dried fruit contains sugar. As with…

Jonny Wilkinson

Worried about your weight? Check your waistline, not the bathroom scales

If you’ve glanced at a newspaper in the last few months you’ll have noticed that obesity is public health enemy number…

New gene therapy for heart disease and diabetes: how will hypochondriacs react?

The drugs giant AstraZeneca (AZ) has signed a deal with heart researchers in Canada which pushes forward the project to…

Check up

  The hidden perils of dining out   For many, eating out is associated with a treat. According to a…

As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

‘There is now a deadly virus, which anyone can catch from sex with an infected person. If we’re not careful,…

To statin or not to statin: a new test could help decide

In the context of the ongoing and increasingly sterile debate about the pros and cons of statins to lower cholesterol,…