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# diabetes - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

# diabetes - Friday 27 June, 2014

'I went to look at myself in the mirror and I couldn’t see my face'

Joe McPhilips has told the story of how he went blind, in the hope of reminding people of the importance of correctly managing their diabetes.

# diabetes - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dog who went blind reacts to seeing family for first time after eye surgery Reunited

Dog who went blind reacts to seeing family for first time after eye surgery

GOT to stop chopping onions at the computer.

# diabetes - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Man hacks his insulin pump to prove it can kill people, gets a job because of it

Jay Radcliffe showed that the pump he uses can be hacked to make diabetics overdose.

# diabetes - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

# diabetes - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

# diabetes - Monday 28 April, 2014

Can testosterone treatments cause heart problems? Scientists don't know

A large-scale study is needed, argues one expert.

# diabetes - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Drinking a lot more coffee could reduce your risk of getting diabetes

Drinking a lot more coffee could reduce your risk of getting diabetes

Unfortunately, there was no good news for tea drinkers – be they Barry or Lyons.

# diabetes - Thursday 3 April, 2014

"A real breakthrough": Study finds exercise will effectively fight heart disease in diabetics

Doctors previously lacked definitive evidence that such treatment was effective.

# diabetes - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Risk of heart problems from antidiabetes drugs is being overlooked, experts warn

They say the risk should monitored closely during clinical trials of glucose-lowering medication.

# diabetes - Thursday 6 March, 2014

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

The World Health Organisation is expected to reduce the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily by 50 per cent.

# diabetes - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year

There’s a strong correlation between weight and income. John Verling asks whether we’re in danger of criminalising being fat while missing the nub of the problem …

# diabetes - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health

More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, but one in two of us could be unaware that we have it.

# diabetes - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases

This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.

# diabetes - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

Fancy stopping Father Time? Eat your greens and meditate, researchers say.

# diabetes - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From The42 Kevin Nolan: 'I can show it's possible to have an active lifestyle with diabetes' Dubs Star

Kevin Nolan: 'I can show it's possible to have an active lifestyle with diabetes'

The Dublin footballer on the challenges of playing sport while being a coeliac and having Type 1 diabetes.

# diabetes - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Study finds dogs can detect diabetes

Researchers have found that some pet dogs respond to their owners’ hypoglycaemic state.

# diabetes - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'

Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.

# diabetes - Friday 14 June, 2013

Prolonged fasting for Ramadan is dangerous for people with diabetes

Abstaining from eating, drinking and using oral medications from dawn to sunset could cause hypoglycemia.

# diabetes - Friday 31 May, 2013

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.

# diabetes - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Could your soft drink habit give you diabetes?

A new study shows that drinking one can of a sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of diabetes by a fifth.

# diabetes - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

"Promising" stem cell treatment for diabetic wounds

Foot ulceration will affect up to 25 per cent of people with diabetes and may result in amputation.

# diabetes - Sunday 3 March, 2013

What overeating does to your body

You know it’s not good… but do you know the specifics?

# diabetes - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher

Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.

# diabetes - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Calls for nationwide diabetes children's service

Thomas Pringle TD has called on the government to provide insulin pump services for children with diabetes nationwide.

# diabetes - Monday 19 November, 2012

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

# diabetes - Monday 15 October, 2012

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

# diabetes - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity

The research was undertaken by Marie Curie Fellow Lydia Lynch at Trinity College Dublin, and showed the importance of ‘iNKT’ cells in managing obesity and diabetes.

# diabetes - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors

A new study shows that the tail of the pancreas is exposed to radiation, patients are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life.

# diabetes - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends

US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.

# diabetes - Thursday 2 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ireland 'not immune to global epidemic of obesity and diabetes'

The number of people in Ireland living with diabetes expected to rise by 30 per cent over the ten years to 2020.

# diabetes - Monday 6 February, 2012

Diabetes "quadruples birth defect risk"

The research, which was undertaken in England, showed that women who had Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and became pregnant were four times more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects.

# diabetes - Monday 9 January, 2012

President of Guinea-Bissau dies - report

Malam Bacai Sanha had been frequently hospitalised abroad in his two years as president. There are no immediate details on the cause of his death.

# diabetes - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

One in three Irish families affected by diabetes

As it launches its Know Your Numbers campaign, the Diabetes Federation of Ireland has described the situation as a “national crisis”. There are an estimated 30,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes in this country.

# diabetes - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Government considering sugar tax to tackle obesity

The Irish Government is considering introducing a sugar tax as one way to address the growing problems of obesity and Type II Diabetes.

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# diabetes - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hooray! Chocolate is actually good for your heart (in moderation) Hurrah

Hooray! Chocolate is actually good for your heart (in moderation)

People who eat more chocolate are less likely to suffer heart disease and strokes, according to a new academic review.

# diabetes - Thursday 25 August, 2011

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

However, the US-based Institute of Medicine says it found convincing evidence of side effects of vaccines including brain inflammation and anaphylaxis.

# diabetes - Thursday 18 August, 2011

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