Interested in the latest Type 2 diabetes news?

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Equalibras has been out and about to find the latest news, reviews and updates from the world of diabetes and prediabetes.

Each week we will deliver all that you need to know to live a healthy lifestyle and to prevent, manage or live with Type 2 diabetes.

This week’s headline story explores the connection between the lack of sleep and irregular sleep patterns in the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Could lack of sleep lead to Type 2 diabetes?

Sleep deprivation

An investigation undertaken by the BBC has shown that people, especially the young, are experiencing lack of sleep due to the overuse of mobile technology at night. Now, a study undertaken by the University of Glasgow and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that irregular sleep patterns in people who are genetically overweight could increase the risk of developing obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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Teens with Type 2 diabetes more likely to experience complications

Boy with burger

Young people with Type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the disease than those who have Type 1 diabetes, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed.

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Repurposed drug prevents Type 2 diabetes in at-risk patients

Pile of pills

A new study undertaken by Imperial College London has found that a weight loss drug can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent.

The drug, which increases the number of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ‘prediabetes’. The condition is characterised by slightly increased blood sugar levels. Prediabetes often leads to Type 2 diabetes when untreated.

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Food industry needs to do more to combat obesity and Type 2 diabetes says UK cancer charity

Overweight woman

New figures reveal that at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.

These findings highlight the need for the food industry to cut the calories, sugar and fat in convenience foods to reduce the unhealthy effects of the UK’s takeaway and ready meal culture.

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