NewsTag: diabetes

Revealed: rapid weight loss diet could combat the diabetes epidemic

Monday 11th December 2017 - Dr Michael Mosley - Irish Independent

The results of a big new study which could revolutionise the way that not only type 2 diabetes but obesity are treated were released last week. The study, called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), which involved treating people with type 2 diabetes through a rapid weight loss diet, was ... Read more →

15 ways to help you understand diabetes

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish independent

Diabetes is a condition caused by a lack of insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas. Insulin acts like a key to open the doors into your cells, letting in sugar (glucose). In diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin to enable all the sugar in your blood to get into your muscles and ... Read more →

15 ways to control diabetes

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Dr Valerie Wilson

One in four people worldwide now have diabetes, and numbers are on the rise, but by making some small changes to lifestyle, you can achieve big differences in diabetes control. Diabetes is a condition where there's too much sugar (glucose) in the blood because the hormone insulin is absent (Type ... Read more →

New resources for people with type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming, with many people having to overhaul their entire lifestyle. In response to this, Diabetes Ireland has launched a new comprehensive booklet and online educational programme aimed at helping people to live well with this condition. According to the ... Read more →

Major diabetes exhibition this weekend

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes and their families are being encouraged to attend a major health and wellbeing event this weekend. The Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition takes place on Sunday, November 13, in Dublin. This free event will include education workshops, health checks and an opportunity to... Read more →

Speedy diagnosis of diabetes in kids crucial

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to one-third of children in Ireland who are in the early stages of type 1 diabetes are not being referred to hospital promptly enough, Diabetes Ireland has warned. The national diabetes charity is urging parents and healthcare professionals to make themselves familiar with the signs and symptoms... Read more →

Cancer risk before and after diabetes diagnosis

Monday 11th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes may have an increased risk of developing cancer before and immediately after their diagnosis, a new study has found. Previous research indicates that type 2 diabetes could increase the risk of developing a number of types of cancer, with the highest risk appearing to be soon af... Read more →

Diabetes ups heart attack death risk

Friday 24th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes are significantly more likely to die from the effects of a heart attack compared to those without the condition, a new study suggests. UK researchers looked at 700,000 people who had been admitted to hospital as a result of a heart attack between 2003 and 2013. Of these, 121,00... Read more →

Heart drug could cut diabetes-related blindness

Monday 20th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish and UK scientists have discovered that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, could reduce diabetes-related blindness. An estimated 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and a common complication of the disease is vision loss. Diabetic macular oedema is one... Read more →

New diabetes care centre for Cork

Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new care centre for people with diabetes has been opened in Cork. It will have a key role in the early detection and prevention of diabetes-related complications. The centre will initially provide a podiatry (foot care) service, which will see clients receiving a full diabetic foot screen and ass... Read more →

Gestational diabetes affects baby's body fat

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat when they reach two months of age compared to babies born to mothers without the condition, a new study has found. This marks the first study to show that gestational diabetes causes such early changes in the baby, despite there be... Read more →

Major conference for type 1 diabetes

Friday 13th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major conference aimed at people living with type 1 diabetes is to take place later this year. Last October, the first Thriveabetes (Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes) Conference took place, with 190 people in attendance. This year's event is expecting around 300 people and includes a programme specifi... Read more →

Type 2 diabetes linked to liver disease risk

Monday 18th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with type 2 diabetes face an increased risk of developing serious liver disease, a study has found. Liver disease is often linked with people who consume too much alcohol over a long period, however UK researchers have found that most cases of the disease in people with type 2 diabetes are n... Read more →

Over 422 million people have diabetes

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and the global cost of this disease currently stands at $825 billion (€727 billion) per year, a major new study has revealed. According to the largest study ever undertaken into global diabetes levels, if current trends continue, over 700 million... Read more →

Diabetes: rare, genetic form may need different treatment

Monday 21st March 2016 - Catharine Paddock PhD - Medical News Today

Treating patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes with therapies aimed at type 2 diabetes could be harmful, and there needs to be a review of treatment guidelines for such cases. This was the conclusion researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, came to in a s... Read more →

Young adults with diabetes very vulnerable

Friday 18th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Young adults with type 1 diabetes are ‘a hugely vulnerable group of patients', a leading doctor has claimed. According to Dr Kevin Moore, a consultant endocrinologist at Tallaght Hospital and Naas General, adolescence is a minefield even in normal circumstances. However, when diabetes is adde... Read more →

Parents urged to know signs of type 1 diabetes

Friday 26th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents and healthcare professionals are being urged to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children. Diabetes Ireland and the Irish Childhood Diabetes Register have launched a campaign highlighting the importance of early diagnosis of this condition, which affects... Read more →

Maynooth scientists in diabetes breakthrough

Friday 22nd January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish researchers have discovered a series of new compounds which mimic the beneficial effects of exercise in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 370 million people worldwide are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, including some 200,000 in Ireland. Exercise is known to have a beneficial effect on the... Read more →

Potatoes linked to diabetes in pregnancy, study finds

Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Paul Cullen - The Irish Times

The humble spud has come under renewed attack on health grounds, with a new study finding a link between higher consumption of potatoes before pregnancy and a greater risk of developing diabetes while pregnant. The study by US-based researchers, in the BMJ journal, suggests substituting potatoes wi... Read more →

Early weight loss may cut diabetes risk

Friday 8th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Obesity is the biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes, however young people who are obese can reduce their risk of developing diabetes later on if they lose weight early enough, a new study has found. UK researchers looked at the body mass index (BMI) of almost 5,000 men when they were aged 21 and... Read more →

Lifestyle key to preventing type 2 diabetes

Friday 8th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More than 60% of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed if people adopted a healthier lifestyle, Diabetes Ireland has said. According to the national charity, which provides advice and support to anyone affected by the condition, the greatest number of people affected by type 2 diab... Read more →

Pregnant women advised not to sit too much

Friday 6th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pregnant women with symptoms of depression are more likely to sit for long periods during their second trimester, increasing their risk of higher weight gain and developing gestational diabetes, a new study has found. Sedentary behaviour, such as sitting for long periods, has already been linked to... Read more →

Bedtime tablets reduce diabetes risk

Monday 28th September 2015 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime, rather than in the morning, halves the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) involved 2,012 patients without diabetes, 97... Read more →

Bedtime tablets reduce diabetes risk

Monday 28th September 2015 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime, rather than in the morning, halves the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) involved 2,012 patients without diabetes, 97... Read more →

Smoking ups risk of type 2 diabetes

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smokers and those exposed to secondhand (passive) smoke have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. According to the findings, more than 27 million cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide may be due to smoking. "Cigarette smoking should be considered as a key modifiabl... Read more →

Birth weight and lifestyle affect diabetes risk

Friday 24th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While it is already known that an unhealthy lifestyle increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found that this risk increases even more if a person had a low birth weight. According to US researchers, diabetes is a global epidemic, with 387 million people worldwide now estimated to be... Read more →

Diabetes-related amputations on the rise

Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of people with diabetes who had to have lower limbs amputated as a result of the condition increased last year, despite the fact that such amputations are almost completely preventable, Diabetes Ireland has warned. According to figures from the HSE, 440 people with diabetes had lower lim... Read more →

Exercise cuts gestational diabetes risk

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24703

Women who exercise during pregnancy reduce their risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study has shown. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy - most often in the second or third trimester. It usually disappears after the baby is born, although women who ... Read more →

Shift work has big effect on health

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who work outside a traditional nine-to-five schedule are more likely to be overweight, experience sleeping problems and may even have an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new study has found. According to US researchers, the potential health effects of shift work have become a major c... Read more →

Concern over kids' move to adult diabetes care

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most children being treated for type 1 diabetes transition to adult services when they finish secondary school. However, despite being a very vulnerable time for these young people, there are still no national guidelines governing the move from paediatric to adult services, doctors have warned. The... Read more →

24,000 may have undiagnosed diabetes

Friday 17th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Some 24,000 people in Ireland could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, a new study indicates.It looked at almost 30,000 people between 2009 and 2013 in an attempt to assess diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the Irish population.The study revealed that 17% of the participants - almost 5,000 people -... Read more →

Diabetes in elderly can be difficult to manage

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of people worldwide over the age of 60 is expected to jump from 605 million in 2000 to two billion by 2050, and this has major implications for diabetes care, Irish doctors have warned. According to the doctors, treating people with type 2 diabetes can be particularly challenging if they... Read more →

Serious life events up diabetes risk

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who experience a serious psychological event during their first 14 years of life, such as the death of a loved one, may be more likely to go on to develop type 1 diabetes, the results of a new study indicate. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, but both genetic and environmental f... Read more →

Eggs lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who regularly eat eggs may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Few studies have assessed the link between egg consumption and diabetes and any findings have been inconclusive, so researchers in Finland decided to investigate further. They looked at the di... Read more →

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Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Every hour that a person spends watching television on a daily basis could increase their risk of developing diabetes by more than 3%, a new study has found. US researchers looked at over 3,200 overweight adults who had been enrolled in a diabetes prevention programme in the late 1990s. While this ... Read more →

Antibiotics increase diabetes risk

Friday 27th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who repeatedly use certain types of antibiotics may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. They cannot treat viral infections. According to US researchers, the overprescribing of antibiotics is already ... Read more →

Diabetes has major global economic impact

Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While it is known that type 2 diabetes can have a major impact on health, a new study has, for the first time, highlighted the impact it also has on the global economy and labour markets. UK researchers set out to assess the economic impact of type 2 diabetes around the world. They analysed data fr... Read more →

Success for Cork infant with rare diabetes

Wednesday 25th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

A baby born with a rare form of diabetes that only affects one in every 200,000 infants, has been successfully treated at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Ava Joyce from Douglas in Cork is now 18 months old, but in August 2013, she was diagnosed with the rare genetic condition, permanent neonatal di... Read more →

Type 2 diabetes linked to poorer cognition

Monday 16th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with type 2 diabetes appear to have poorer cognitive functioning, a new study has found.Canadian researchers carried out a detailed analysis of all the available studies that investigated the link between type 2 diabetes and a reduction in cognitive abilities known as executive functioning.Ex... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes - higher death risk in women

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with the same condition, a new study has found. According to the findings, women with type 1 diabetes have an almost 40% increased risk of death from all causes compared with men, and are also twice as likely to die from heart dis... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes on the increase

Friday 23rd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The most common form of diabetes found in children - type 1 diabetes - is on the increase in most countries worldwide, including Ireland, an international conference held in Dublin has been told. Unlike the more prevalent type 2 diabetes, type1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition not related to wei... Read more →

Many failing to manage diabetes properly

Monday 19th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Many people with type 2 diabetes believe they are effectively managing the condition when the truth is, they are not, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 70% of people with type 2 diabetes believe that they are in control of the condition, however just 50% have significantly changed ... Read more →

Diabetes camp to focus on lifestyle changes

Monday 12th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Many people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes do not receive adequate information on the importance of moving to and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Diabetes Ireland has said.According to the national charity, which offers support and education to people with diabetes and their families, a hea... Read more →

Maynooth scientists identify diabetes protein

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news/

Scientists at Maynooth University have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the development of obesity-driven diabetes.Obesity is a key factor in Type 2 diabetes, because excess abdominal fat causes fat cells to release an inflammatory chemical, which can make the body less sensiti... Read more →

Galway doctors focusing on diabetes

Tuesday 18th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Doctors in Galway are attempting to work out why some people develop type 2 diabetes, while others do not. According to Dr Francis Finucane, a consultant endocrinologist at Galway University Hospital (GUH), working this out ‘will help us develop better therapies for tomorrow'. "The diabetes ... Read more →

Diabetes - many confused about food labels

Friday 14th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

A healthy diet is essential for the estimated 207,000 Irish people with diabetes, however many of these struggle with shopping for food, especially when it comes to reading labels, Diabetes Ireland has said. In an effort to tackle this, the national charity, which offers support and education to th... Read more →

New test to detect diabetes risk

Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Some 350,000 Irish people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next two decades, however many are unaware of this, Diabetes Ireland has warned. According to the charity, which provides support and education to people with diabetes, latest international figures estimate that over 225,0... Read more →

Pregnancy diabetes could be cut by 50%

Thursday 2nd October 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Almost 50% of all cases of gestational diabetes could be prevented if women consumed a healthy diet, maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly and stopped smoking before and during pregnancy, a new study has found. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy - m... Read more →

Daily breakfast cuts kids' diabetes risk

Friday 12th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

A new study appears to back up the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It found that children who eat breakfast every day are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to children who skip this meal or only eat it sometimes. UK researchers looked at the breakfast... Read more →

Diabetes eye screen scheme on target

Monday 25th August 2014 - Irishhealth.com - Irishhealth.com

Diabetic RetinaScreen - the National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme is on target to complete its first round of national diabetic screening for the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes-related eye disease whichcan lead to blindness. Diabetic RetinaScreen has already invited in excess of 1... Read more →

Diabetes foot problem signals heart issues

Sunday 10th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

The loss of sensation that people with diabetes sometimes experience in their feet may predict their risk of suffering a cardiovascular event such as a stroke or heart attack, a new study suggests. Diabetes can cause blood vessel and nerve damage, particularly if the condition is poorly controlled.... Read more →

Shift work ups diabetes risk

Monday 28th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

Doing shift work can increase your risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. Researchers in China found that any period of shift work was associated with a 9% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with working normal office hours. And the risk is highest in men and in pe... Read more →