Tag Archives: Diabetes

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Wonder diabetes drug could be key to treating heart failure

Many drug discoveries happen almost by accident, or accidental observation. Think penicillin and insulin. And now the first drug that was found to prolong the survival of people with Type 2 diabetes may also be able to treat heart failure. It has a stimulating action on the tired heart muscle making it function more efficiently… Read More »

Over 18 million Brits in ‘fat danger zone’ and twice as likely to get diabetes

Adults who are moderately overweight face a surprisingly high threat of suffering from a number of serious conditions. They face a 140% higher risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with a healthy weight, 28% for kidney issues and 15% for heart issues. The biggest ever study of UK obesity reveals the scale of the problem.… Read More »