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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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      Japes Latest: Today I find out I am type 1 diabetic /LADA Japes, Nov 28, 2020 at 2:24 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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      VashtiB Latest: 8 weeks in and feeling lost. VashtiB, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:13 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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      VashtiB Latest: Panic! Panic! Panic! VashtiB, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:28 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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      DCUKMod Latest: High temperature can not get sugars down DCUKMod, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:15 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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      In Response Latest: Extended bolus omnipod In Response, Nov 25, 2020 at 8:12 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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    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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      In Response Latest: Queries & Mysteries In Response, Nov 28, 2020 at 7:10 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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      FranM52 Latest: Type 3c - how many are we? FranM52, Oct 11, 2020
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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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      Fenn Latest: Stress and anxiety affecting HbA1c test results? Fenn, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      Reemap Latest: Am I irresponsible? Reemap, Nov 20, 2020
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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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      AnnetteTS Latest: Another Idiopathic Postprandial Misfit AnnetteTS, Nov 27, 2020 at 3:51 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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      Hopeful34 Latest: Gawd, let’s hope not.... Hopeful34, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:52 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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      frangelico Latest: Milestone hit (BMI) frangelico, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:45 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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      MarkMunday Latest: Insulin or no insulin? MarkMunday, Oct 25, 2020
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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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Diabetes and relationships Robinredbreast, Nov 27, 2020 at 5:35 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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      Worriedmum26 Latest: Pump upgrade Worriedmum26, Nov 26, 2020 at 4:42 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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      Heathero Latest: Pregnancy Heathero, Nov 22, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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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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      shelley262 Latest: "What have you eaten" Parallel Chat shelley262, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      SaskiaKC Latest: Keep a Word, Bin a Word SaskiaKC, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:30 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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      pdmjoker Latest: Sadly true... pdmjoker, Nov 27, 2020 at 3:00 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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      lucylocket61 Latest: Burnt Basque.... lucylocket61, Nov 27, 2020 at 6:58 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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      Sugarlisa Latest: What have you eaten today? Sugarlisa, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:15 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Newcastle Diet - Help! bulkbiker, Nov 15, 2020
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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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    5. Gluten-free Forum

      Support forum for people who have a gluten intolerance and/or lead a gluten-free lifestyle.
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      Brunneria Latest: Gluten Free Shampoo Brunneria, Oct 5, 2020
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      OrsonKartt Latest: Any ideas why OrsonKartt, Nov 17, 2020
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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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      Heathero Latest: Type 1 diabetic gaining weight Heathero, Nov 22, 2020 at 6:31 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.
      xfieldok Latest: Taken of Metformin xfieldok, Nov 28, 2020 at 8:39 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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      LittleGreyCat Latest: Libre readings between scans LittleGreyCat, Nov 28, 2020 at 5:22 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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      Dark Horse Latest: pre-proliferative retinopathy Dark Horse, Nov 27, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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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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      lessci Latest: Sucking it up and asking for input lessci, Nov 24, 2020 at 10:38 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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      ert Latest: Can't take much more of this. ert, Nov 28, 2020 at 3:15 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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      Warrior Mum Latest: Miaomiao Warrior Mum, Nov 25, 2020 at 8:16 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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      Goonergal Latest: Regular moderate exercise log Goonergal, Nov 28, 2020 at 5:56 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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      MrsA2 Latest: Face shield MrsA2, Nov 3, 2020
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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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      searley Latest: Driving Licence Extension searley, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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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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      Ceppo Latest: Cook book Ceppo, Nov 14, 2020
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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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      Mazza123 Latest: Friends Mazza123, Sep 24, 2020
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    3. Diabetes Events

      List and discuss diabetes events in your area or the wider environment. If commercial in nature, please contact the moderating team before posting.
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