Type 1 Diabetes: Sensor, Pump, Action!

Research Paper Title Home Use of an Artificial Beta Cell in Type 1 Diabetes. Background The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of prolonged use of an artificial beta cell (closed-loop insulin-delivery system) in the home setting have not been established. Methods In two multi-centre, crossover, randomised, controlled studies conducted under free-living home conditions, the researchers compared… Read More


At What Point is the Label ‘Type 2 Diabetes’ Valid?

Individual’s diagnosed as having diabetes either: Have symptoms that need treating; or They have a risk state that might need treating. However, an individual’s overall risk does not begin with any particular level of fasting blood sugar or glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), or an abnormal glucose tolerance test. A new pooled analysis of 96 population based studies… Read More

What is the Health Potential of a Low Glycaemic Index Diet?

Stephen Colagiuri, writing in the British Medical Journal, suggests that the case for the health potential of a low glycaemic index diet is”Clear for people with diabetes but evidence is weaker for those without.” What we eat affects our health, but there is considerable debate about the optimal diet. Consequently, the general public is bewildered… Read More

Weight Loss Programmes & Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Weight Loss, Glycaemic Control, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Response to Differential Diet Composition in a Weight Loss Programme in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Objective To test whether a weight loss programme promotes greater weight loss, glycaemic control, and improved cardiovascular disease risk factors compared with control conditions… Read More