Not cancer, but science… Diabetes Talk and Healthy Eating

As the title says, this isn’t about cancer but it is about science, on Monday the 15th of February, there will be a talk at Foresterhill about diabetes, over 22, 000 people in Grampian have diabetes so this will probably be of interest to a lot of people.  The talk is open to anyone [...]


Diabetes Drugs and Breast Cancer – What is the connection?

This week I wrote a post on diabetes and breast cancer (September 16th 2015), where I mentioned that the diabetes drug metformin, also known as Glucopahge or Fortamet has been shown to block tumor growth and prolong remission in mice.

I thought I’d write a bit more about this research, it interests me for [...]


Diabetes and Breast Cancer

Women with diabetes have a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer than women without diabetes. Most of the studies have looked at people with type 2 diabetes, simply because more people have type 2 diabetes than type 1.  Type 2 diabetes tends to develop as you get older and your are more likely [...]