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    1. Greetings and Introductions

      Introduce yourself to the Diabetes Community. Use this area to say hello and meet people for the first time. Welcome to the Diabetes Forum!
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      stripe65 Latest: Hi all stripe65, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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    2. Newly Diagnosed

      If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes and would like to share your experiences or support with other people that have recently been diagnosed, please use this forum.
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    3. Diabetes Discussions

      Discuss diabetes issues, get help about diabetes, share your diabetes experiences, offer support, meet other diabetics and learn more about diabetes.
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      MikeTurin Latest: Diabetes Burnout. MikeTurin, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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    4. Ask A Question

      If you have a question relating to your diabetes, managing your diabetes or anything else that is diabetes related, ask the Diabetes Community here.
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    5. Type 1 Diabetes

      Use this area of the forum for all discussion specifically relating to Type 1 Diabetes.
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      GrantGam Latest: If Every Day Was A Monday... GrantGam, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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    6. Insulin Pump Forum

      Forum for insulin pumpers and anyone interested in insulin pumps to discuss pump equipment, advantages, techniques, ask questions and offer support.
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      IceLover Latest: i hate my pump IceLover, Aug 17, 2017 at 1:59 AM
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    7. Type 2 Diabetes

      Use this area of the forum for all discussion specifically relating to Type 2 Diabetes.
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      pavlosn Latest: Life after burnout pavlosn, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:35 AM
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    8. Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes

      Use this area of the forum for all discussion specifically relating to Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes.
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      Jaylee Latest: Retinopathy eye test Jaylee, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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    9. Type 3c (Pancreatic) Diabetes

      Forum to ask questions, find support and share experiences with people with Pancreatic Diabetes (aka Type 3c Diabetes).
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      AuntieSue Latest: New Type 3c AuntieSue, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    10. Prediabetes

      An area of the forum dedicated to the discussion and experience of Prediabetes and Borderline Diabetes.
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      Kristin251 Latest: About my new diet.. Kristin251, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:34 PM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      azure Latest: GD vs Type 2? azure, Aug 9, 2017
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    12. Reactive Hypoglycemia

      A forum to discover and discuss blood group disorders where hypoglycemic episodes are symptomatic.
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      Lamont D Latest: RH questions Lamont D, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    13. Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say

      Have your say about anything of concern to the diabetes community. This is your platform to make complaints and discuss the best way to solve them. We aim to assist you in any way.
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      Fleegle Latest: Time for new NHS diet guidelines? Fleegle, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    14. Success Stories and Testimonials

      Lowered your HbA1c? Lost some weight? Maybe you’re proud of something someone else has done. Whatever it may be, share it here!
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      MartinK9 Latest: HbA1c update MartinK9, Aug 16, 2017 at 2:50 AM
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    1. Children & Teens

      A section for children and young teens. Are you under 18? Head here to chat and meet people your own age!
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      diabeticmegxo Latest: Blood sugar issues diabeticmegxo, Aug 14, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    2. Young People/Adults

      A forum for people aged 18 and above (young adults) to chat, share and make friends.
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      phdiabetic Latest: 18/T2 & DEPRESSED phdiabetic, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:40 AM
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    3. Parents

      A special section for parents of children with diabetes. This forum is for all discussion about caring for young people with diabetes and sharing your experience and knowledge.
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      Sarah-70 Latest: Complications Sarah-70, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    4. Pregnancy

      Trying to conceive or already pregnant? This forum is for women with diabetes who wish to become pregnant or are already pregnant.
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      Poosecat Latest: Induction today Poosecat, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    1. General Chat

      Talk about everything and anything; world events, what books you are reading or films you've seen, what the weather was like... it's up to you.
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      debrasue Latest: What are you doing right now ? debrasue, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      berylc Latest: WORD ASSOCIATION GAME 4 berylc, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:59 AM
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    3. Jokes and Humour

      The place for you to share those hilarious videos, pictures, stories and jokes!
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      Tipetoo Latest: s.44 Citizenship Matters! Tipetoo, Aug 15, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    1. Food, Nutrition and Recipes

      Add your own recipes, discuss food and what works for you, help other people with diabetes to understand about diet.
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      Kristin251 Latest: Awkward Avocados Kristin251, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:51 AM
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    2. Low-carb Diet Forum

      A forum for discussing and learning more about low carb diets. There may be people trying low carb for the first time, so please be compassionate.
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      daisy1 Latest: Low Carb Bread Recipe without linseeds/flaxseeds daisy1, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:26 AM
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    3. Low Calorie Diets

      This forum is for discussion of low calorie diets including the Newcastle diet and for people who are consciously counting calories.
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      marathonmona Latest: Peerless67 "Newcastle diet" marathonmona, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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    4. Vegetarian Diet Forum

      Forum for people who don't eat meat and those who would like to reduce their meat intake to discuss a vegetarian and/or vegan diet.
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      Kristin251 Latest: Anyone else vegan? Kristin251, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:59 AM
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    5. Gluten-free Forum

      Support forum for people who have a gluten intolerance and/or lead a gluten-free lifestyle.
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      mo53 Latest: Gluten free bread mo53, Aug 8, 2017
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      A new man Latest: My latest trial! A new man, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    7. Weight Loss and Dieting

      Use this forum for all weight loss and dieting discussions. Ask questions and share your success stories here.
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      perry1960 Latest: How much weight have YOU lost? perry1960, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:53 AM
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    1. Diabetes Medication and Drugs

      For many people with diabetes, medication and drugs are an essential part of controlling blood glucose levels. Please use this forum for all questions relating to diabetes drugs.
      ickihun Latest: Highest amount of insulin? ickihun, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:48 PM
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    2. Blood Glucose Monitoring

      The place to discuss testing and monitoring - from daily blood glucose testing and CGM to HbA1c.
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      DunePlodder Latest: G4 and XDrip DunePlodder, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    3. Diabetes Complications

      Use this forum for all discussion about diabetes complications, how you prevent complications, what complications you have experienced and how they have affected you.
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      miahara Latest: Toe problems after holiday/flying miahara, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    4. Other Health Conditions and Diabetes

      Discuss other medical conditions such as coeliac disease, IBS and thyroid problems and how they relate to diabetes.
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    5. Emotional and Mental Health

      Use this forum to discuss and find emotional and/or mental health support. We're in this together.
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      ickihun Latest: Coming to terms with it ickihun, Aug 14, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    6. Alternative Treatments

      Discuss complementary and alternative remedies, treatments and supplements. These don't have to be diabetes related, so long as they're of use to the diabetes community.
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      Incyb Latest: Question about ginseng Incyb, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    7. Fitness, Exercise and Sport

      For all fitness, exercise and sport discussion. People with diabetes can benefit hugely from regular exercise. Use this forum to discuss what you do and how it helps you.
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      Bon83 Latest: Half marathon looming Bon83, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    1. Jobs and Employment

      Use this forum to discuss problems relating to diabetes and work, issues with your employer and discussions about employment.
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      noblehead Latest: Medical retirement noblehead, Aug 8, 2017
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    2. Benefits

      This forum is for any queries or advice you may have about benefits, tax credits, VAT exemption and diabetes-related legislation.
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      ally1 Latest: NHS prescription charges penalty notice ally1, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    3. Driving and DVLA

      Discuss driving and DVLA guidelines in relation to diabetes here. Share your experiences here!
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      kazam401 Latest: Do you ride a motorbike? kazam401, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    1. Diabetes News

      Discuss all diabetes related news - from whether you agree with the news to how it may effect you.
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    2. Diabetes Research

      Discuss all aspects of diabetes research. Post links to diabetes research articles and their findings.
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    1. Book and Product Reviews

      Use this area of the community to review and discuss books and products. Peer review can help others to make the right choices.
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      Winnie53 Latest: Diabetes Unpacked - Various Authors Winnie53, Aug 14, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    2. Community Submitted Guides & Links

      Use this area of the forum to submit guides and links that other members of the community may find helpful.
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      starbuck91 Latest: Friends starbuck91, Jul 30, 2017
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    3. Diabetes Events & Fundraising

      List and discuss all diabetes events and post your fundraising efforts, no matter how big or small. If commercial in nature, please contact the moderating team before posting.
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      Diakat Latest: One million steps Diakat, Aug 3, 2017
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