Following on from our webinar ‘Diabetes, Nutrition and the Microbiome, we have pulled together some of the key studies discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.


Visual summary

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Long-term dietary patterns are associated with pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory features of the gut microbiome (2021), British Medical Journals – Gut. Study into dietary patterns, including plant-based diets and their association with the gut microbiota

Role of gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes pathophysiology (2020), Gurung et al. A systematic review of 42 studies looking into bacteria-human associations and diabetes

Prebiotics and type 2 diabetes: targeting the gut microbiota for improved glycaemic control? (2020), Dr Denise Robertson. Review looking into the gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes

Gut microbiome and type 2 diabetes: where we are and where to go (2019), The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.  Review of the literature behind the gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes

Role of the gut microbiota in nutrition and health (2018), British Medical Journal. Strategies for modulating the gut bacteria through diet and probiotics

Systematic review assessing the effectiveness of dietary intervention on gut microbiota in adults with type 2 diabetes (2018), Diabetologia. Review discussing how dietary intervention could modulate the gut microbiota and improve glucose control in type 2 diabetes

Expert consensus document: The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on the definition and scope of prebiotics (2017), ISAPP. statement on the definition and scope of prebiotics

Effects of targeted delivery of propionate to the human colon on appetite regulation, body weight maintenance and adiposity in overweight adults (2014), Chambers et al. Data demonstrating the link between short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and the gut endocrine system

The gut microbiome as therapeutic target (2011), Cani et al. Study showing a cascade proposed from animal models into how the gut microbiome could be linked to diabetes


Other useful resources

Fibre and diabetes, Diabetes UK. Practical advice around fibre recommendations and diabetes

Research spotlight – what causes type 1 diabetes? Diabetes UK. Research into the causes of type 1 diabetes, including a section on the gut microbiome

DUKPC Research Highlights: day 2 (2021) Diabetes UK. Summary of the research within the Diabetes UK professional conference for day 2, which focused on the role of fibre and includes the gut microbiome

SACN report: lower carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes (2021), Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). New report looking into the scientific evidence behind low carbohydrate diets and type 2 diabetes, with advice on the role of fibre

Supplements and functional foods in diabetes prevention and management (2020), Diabetes UK. Fact file on the Diabetes UK nutritional guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes reviewing the evidence for functional foods including the evidence around the gut microbiome

Research news from the EASD: curing and preventing diabetes (2020) Diabetes UK. Findings that research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) conference, including work on the gut microbiome

Type 2 diabetes in adults: management (updated 2020) National institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Guidance for the management of type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management (updated 2020) NICE. Guidance for the management of type 1 diabetes

Give your friendly gut bacteria a helping hand (2019), RD Angie Jefferson writing for the British Dietetic Association. Useful article giving a background into gut bacteria and how this translates to practical advice

Evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes (2018), Diabetes UK. The latest edition of the nutritional guidelines for diabetes

Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Diabetes (2015) Louise Goff and Pamela Dyson. Book published on behalf of the BDA, which explores the evidence behind nutrition and diabetes


Social media and websites

@fueledbybananas Twitter account for webinar speaker Dr Denise Robertson from the University of Surrey

@dtwenefour Twitter account for webinar chair RD Douglas Twenefour

@diabetesuk, diabetesuk and Diabetes UK Twitter, Instagram and Website for Diabetes UK – the World’s leading diabetes charity

@diabetesukprof Twitter account for professionals working in diabetes care

@DSG_BDA Twitter account the British Dietetic Association Specialist Group for Diabetes

@IntDiabetesFed, intdiabetesfed and IDF Twitter, Instagram and Website for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

@ADA_DiabetesPro , amdiabetesassn and ADA Twitter, Instagram and Website for the American Diabetes Association