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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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      Resurgam Latest: Hello! :) Resurgam, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:46 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Feeling down bulkbiker, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:30 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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      Resurgam Latest: Toast Resurgam, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:12 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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      Jaylee Latest: Type 1'stars R Us Jaylee, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:57 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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      MushyPeaBrain Latest: Medtronic 640g - 4 failed pumps MushyPeaBrain, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:18 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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    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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      SB.25 Latest: Testing for 1.5/LADA SB.25, Dec 12, 2018 at 9:58 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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      lollyann1 Latest: Type 3c Diabetes lollyann1, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:28 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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      Resurgam Latest: Monitor yes or no... Resurgam, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:35 PM
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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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      DCUKMod Latest: Daily blood glucose readings DCUKMod, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:45 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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    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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      Mudaiar2625 Latest: Latest Hba1c Mudaiar2625, Dec 10, 2018 at 2:51 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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    2. Young People/Adults

      A forum for people aged 18 and above (young adults) to chat, share and make friends.
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      michita Latest: High blood sugar michita, Dec 11, 2018 at 10:42 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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    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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      Tilly_S Latest: Induction on Thursday ... Tilly_S, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:08 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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      Guzzler Latest: Inconsiderate Parking - getting worse? Guzzler, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Andybyrne79 Latest: 3 or 4 letter word associated game 5 Andybyrne79, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:38 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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      kitedoc Latest: Aircraft Terminology. kitedoc, Dec 12, 2018 at 9:58 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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    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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      Guzzler Latest: Nutritional Education! Guzzler, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:54 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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    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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      DCUKMod Latest: Soy isoflavone DCUKMod, Dec 11, 2018 at 9:40 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Gluten Free Shampoo Tipetoo, Dec 1, 2018
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      cdpm Latest: Anyone doin One Meal a Day (OMAD) cdpm, Dec 11, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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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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    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.
      sweaty betty Latest: Alternatives to forxiga sweaty betty, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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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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      Cam2000 Latest: Todays bloods Cam2000, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:53 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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      DCUKMod Latest: intestine problems DCUKMod, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:31 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Cholesterol and Statins bulkbiker, Dec 9, 2018 at 11:10 PM
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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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    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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      Daki22 Latest: vitamin B17 and apricots Daki22, Nov 28, 2018
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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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      Guzzler Latest: Could it be looooove - à la Bob-Marley Guzzler, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:47 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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Hypo at work Robinredbreast, Nov 13, 2018
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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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      leahkian Latest: Pip appeal leahkian, Nov 28, 2018
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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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      ringi Latest: Dvla: Assessing Fitness To Drive ringi, Nov 14, 2018
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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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Helpful books for children with Type 1 Robinredbreast, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:01 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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    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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