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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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      Ann1982 Latest: Diabetes type 2 memebers Belgium Ann1982, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:31 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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      licklemoose Latest: stupid and scared licklemoose, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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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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    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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      Valanne Latest: HbA1c Valanne, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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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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      helensaramay Latest: Importance? helensaramay, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM
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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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      cumbria-pumper Latest: Calculating Bolus: why ignore Mesl IOB? cumbria-pumper, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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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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      bulkbiker Latest: Puzzled - need advice bulkbiker, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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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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      lovenoy5523 Latest: Could I be LADA? lovenoy5523, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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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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      ChrisM28 Latest: Type 3c - how many are we? ChrisM28, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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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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      Simbas122 Latest: pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars. Simbas122, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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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: Feel hypo but BG's not showing it Lamont D, Sep 19, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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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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      PatsyB Latest: Tiredness PatsyB, Sep 25, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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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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      Prem51 Latest: Share Your Progress! Prem51, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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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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      Amy993 Latest: Pump trial next month Amy993, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:48 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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      tiredoftrying2017 Latest: Relationships tiredoftrying2017, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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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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      Garymurday87 Latest: Our 3 year old just been diagnosed Garymurday87, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:58 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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    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, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      dogslife Latest: A to Z of Male & Female Christian Names. dogslife, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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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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      Diabeticliberty Latest: Burn Baby Burn Diabeticliberty, Sep 25, 2017 at 5:08 AM
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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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      CherryAA Latest: First of the low carb processed food deluge CherryAA, Sep 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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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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      Kirbster Latest: Ketogenic diet?! Kirbster, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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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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      Chook Latest: Marathonmona's 8 week 800 calorie diet Chook, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:31 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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      Oldvatr Latest: Eating High Carb Low Fat, an alternative? Oldvatr, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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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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      MissAM Latest: FODMAP Diet for IBS MissAM, Sep 6, 2017
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      Kailee56 Latest: Am I fasting? Kailee56, Sep 20, 2017 at 7:54 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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      xlisa23x Latest: Fallen off the wagon! xlisa23x, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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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.
      4mum_ Latest: High of 14+ at the end of day 4mum_, Sep 22, 2017 at 8:28 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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      AlexMagd Latest: Libre Question AlexMagd, Sep 25, 2017 at 1:00 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Drops for retinal photography Tipetoo, Sep 18, 2017
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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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      Snapsy Latest: Hyperthyroid surprise Snapsy, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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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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      dbr10 Latest: Sertraline dbr10, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:24 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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      Alexandra100 Latest: Apple Cider Vinegar Alexandra100, Sep 17, 2017
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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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      Mark_1 Latest: BG levels and exercise (swimming) Mark_1, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:32 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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      Mikew70 Latest: Do I tell? Mikew70, Sep 25, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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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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    3. Driving and DVLA

      Discuss driving and DVLA guidelines in relation to diabetes here. Share your experiences here!
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      CarbsRok Latest: Confused! CarbsRok, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:57 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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      Lamont D Latest: Been asked to join a trial at local hospital Lamont D, Sep 25, 2017 at 5:52 AM
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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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    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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      fallongerie Latest: Groups near Cirencester? fallongerie, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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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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      DCUKMod Latest: One million steps DCUKMod, Sep 4, 2017
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