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25 July 2010 Last updated at 22:06 ET By Emma Wilkinson Health reporter, BBC News Insulin is just one of many drugs available for diabetes control The NHS is spending too much on diabetes drugs say researchers, who found the medicines account for 7% of the UK prescribing budget. A big rise in the number of people with type 2 diabetes in recent years does not fully explain the spiralling costs, say Cardiff University researchers. With rates of the condition expected to rise further, the NHS needs to get the budget under control, they conclude. But GPs said they had to look out for the best interests of their patients.
13 April 2011 Last updated at 03:27 ET By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News Surgeons called on the government to acknowledge the obesity problem urgently The UK's first large-scale study on the impact of weight-loss surgery has reported a large reduction in type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
23 June 2011 Last updated at 20:19 ET Researchers found that blood sugar levels of all participants had returned to normal in one week. An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease, says a Diabetologia study. Newcastle University researchers found the low-calorie diet reduced fat levels in the pancreas and liver, which helped insulin production return to normal.
14 August 2011 Last updated at 15:02 ET By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News US researchers say they have identified how a high-fat diet can trigger type 2 diabetes, in experiments on mice and human tissue. Writing in the journal Nature Medicine , they say that fat interferes with the body's sugar sensors. The authors argue that a deeper understanding of the processes involved could help them develop a cure. Diabetes UK said the study was interesting and a "theory worth investigating further".
26 June 2011 Last updated at 01:48 ET Obesity is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes The number of adults with diabetes in the world has more than doubled since 1980, a study in the Lancet says. Researchers from Imperial College London and Harvard University in the US analysed data from 2.7m people across the world, using statistical techniques to project a worldwide figure. The total number of people with all forms of the disease - which can be fatal - has risen from 153m to 347m.
6 October 2011 Last updated at 21:22 ET By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News Three regions in England are taking part in a pilot diabetes 'dating agency' scheme A massive recruitment drive is under way to match up thousands of diabetes patients with research projects aimed at finding a cure for the disease. The scheme is being likened to a kind of "dating agency" that puts researchers and patients in contact.