Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1, with around 90% of all adults with diabetes in the UK having Type 2.
The study of 1,549 people from Exeter and Tayside measured C-peptide, which is produced at the same time and in the same quantities as insulin.
Doctors hope a new drug being tested in Cardiff could help diabetes patients regrow insulin-making cells in the body.
IRISH researchers have won EU funding to "revolutionise" the treatment of patients with Type 1 diabetes.
A SMALL mobile-phone-sized device which allows patients to regulate their own insulin dosage has already transformed the lives of a handful of patients in the north of Ireland.
Patients could experience a more comfortable time in hospital after a successful trial into controlling blood glucose levels.
WHAT could be a pioneering new treatment for diabetes sufferers is b
FOR one couple from Belfast, a rapid diagnosis of diabetes has made all the difference to their young son's treatment.
Laura Dunion said the innovative system, which mimics some of the functions of the pancreas, has given her independence.
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