Up to 100,000 people in the UK with the condition should be given weight-loss surgery, world experts have said.Read the full story ›
Study on 'gestational diabetes' suggests that under current guidelines women most at risk are screened too late.Read the full story ›
Report finds "unacceptable variations" in diabetes care across England as number of those with the condition increases.Read the full story ›
Obesity and lack of exercise are putting five million people in England at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, new analysis has suggested.Read the full story ›
Some 200,000 diabetic patients a year suffer amputations, heart attacks and strokes because of diabetes due to a 'postcode lottery' in care.Read the full story ›
The number of amputations carried out by the NHS because of diabetes is now 135 a week.Read the full story ›
Pregnant women are being warned not to eat for two after a study issued a warning about diabetes and obesity.Read the full story ›
Scientists believe a vaccine to help delay or prevent type 1 diabetes could be available within 10 years.Read the full story ›
Type 1 diabetes is more dangerous for women than men, new research suggests.
Researchers found that female patients:
- Have a 40% increased risk of death from any cause
- Are twice as likely to die from heart disease than men with the condition
- They are at greater risk of strokes
- And are 44% more likely to die from kidney disease
Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia analysed data from 26 studies involving more than 200,000 men and women with Type 1 diabetes.
The number of obese diabetics having surgery needs to triple to tackle the "major problem" facing the NHS, the health advisory body says.Read the full story ›