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Scottish diabetes rates have rocketed, but there are promising signs. Tom Wang

Scotland might slowly be turning the corner on diabetes

The number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled over the past two decades, with more than 3.8 million people currently affected. Around 10% of them have Type 1 diabetes, which is caused…
The best way to prevent type 2 diabetes is to lose your excess fat. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is diabetes?

To keep your body functioning, glucose must always be present in your blood. It’s as important as oxygen in the air you breathe. The brain can only function for a few minutes without either before it stops…
Researchers are now looking at the effects of diet in developing Alzheimer’s disease. J. McPherskesen/Flickr

Is there a link between diet, obesity and Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is more common among older people but it’s not a normal part of ageing. And as the global population ages, the rate of Alzheimer’s is expected to rise – from 36 million to 115 million…
Many people die while waiting for dialysis, or after finding the daily visits to a dialysis unit impossible to manage. Michael Coghlan

Diabetes among Indigenous Australians at crisis point

Diabetes rates in Australia are high but its prevalence in the Indigenous population is between three and four times higher than the rest of the population. And we are fast running out of time to stop…
The main sources of fructose in the typical western diet are processed foods and beverages. Boris/Flickr

What role does fructose have in weight gain?

Sucrose or sugar has two components – glucose and fructose. Glucose is present in virtually all naturally-occurring sweet foods and also exists as starch (although in a different chemical form, so it doesn’t…

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Type 2 diabetes is a family affair

Spousal history may take a greater role in the detection of type 2 diabetes, as people partnered to those with the condition…

CBT may help people with diabetes

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be used to alleviate pain associated with diabetes. Researchers used a randomised…