Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s. It is now on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines needed for a basic health care system.
A widely quoted study produced for the soft drinks industry made much of the costs, but downplayed the benefits, of a tax on sugary drinks.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
We are seeing increasing numbers of young, slim children with type 2 diabetes. This means obesity and lifestyle factors may not be the whole story behind the disease's rising rates.
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits and harms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fatty acids.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
To tackle obesity, the NHS is experimenting with financial incentives, dieting clubs and free exercise classes. But what about prescribing digital fitness trackers?
Arguing about the pros and cons of fat in our diet takes the focus away from the real nutritional demon: processed foods.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
One in three people in the UK has prediabetes. A tax on sugary drinks is welcome, but long overdue.
The Hadza hunter-gatherer community get 15% of their calories from honey. If they can live on a high-sugar diet, why can't we?
Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids' diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
Why the way we gather influential data on diet is inherently flawed.
More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
Many diabetics avoid exercise because it upsets their insulin levels, and there is little medical advice on how to keep them safe. Here is an attempt to redress the balance.
A British woman has become the first diabetic to give birth naturally using an artificial pancreas.