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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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    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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      Ronancastled Latest: First day testing Ronancastled, May 10, 2021 at 11:55 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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      MrsA2 Latest: Is this normal ? MrsA2, May 10, 2021 at 11:58 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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      Ronancastled Latest: Frustrated/rant Ronancastled, May 11, 2021 at 12:25 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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      JustLucky Latest: libre sensors JustLucky, May 10, 2021 at 8:50 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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      chrisbug Latest: Vape pens chrisbug, May 11, 2021 at 12:15 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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      Bubbleblower Latest: How do you know if you are LADA ( T1.5)? Bubbleblower, May 11, 2021 at 1:36 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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    10. Prediabetes

      An area of the forum dedicated to the discussion and experience of Prediabetes and Borderline Diabetes.
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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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      Starke Latest: What Caused Your RH? Starke, May 10, 2021 at 11:24 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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    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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      HeliGary Latest: Got back to work amongst other things. HeliGary, May 7, 2021 at 7:23 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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      Hassan-D Latest: 14 yr old daughter refusing her insulin Hassan-D, May 5, 2021 at 5:14 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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      RickyCantrell Latest: Someone to talk too?! RickyCantrell, Apr 28, 2021
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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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    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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      Annb Latest: "What have you eaten" Parallel Chat Annb, May 10, 2021 at 11:07 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Hopeful34 Latest: Keep a Word, Bin a Word Hopeful34, May 11, 2021 at 12:21 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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      Pura Vida Latest: sorry but not funny. Pura Vida, May 9, 2021 at 4:45 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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      PenguinMum Latest: Low fat/low carb PenguinMum, May 10, 2021 at 9:16 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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      muzza3 Latest: P:E dieting muzza3, May 10, 2021 at 11:44 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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      Mrsg11 Latest: Blood sugar diet Mrsg11, Apr 10, 2021
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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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      Condorhulse Latest: Mastering diabetes Condorhulse, May 5, 2021 at 8:11 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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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      SLLH Latest: Anyone doin One Meal a Day (OMAD) SLLH, May 6, 2021 at 5:02 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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      MrsA2 Latest: Health problems after a psychiatric hospital MrsA2, May 9, 2021 at 5:33 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.
      Resurgam Latest: Additional anti diabetics or insulin Resurgam, May 10, 2021 at 10:13 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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      Oldvatr Latest: One of my meters is lying Oldvatr, May 11, 2021 at 12:17 AM
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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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      Grant_Vicat Latest: Diabetic Retinopathy Grant_Vicat, May 9, 2021 at 8:20 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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      Mr Nobody25 Latest: Haemochromatosis, Coeliac, Diabetes Mr Nobody25, May 9, 2021 at 10:22 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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      bmtest Latest: Alcohol bmtest, May 7, 2021 at 1:30 AM
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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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    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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      Andydragon Latest: Concerned about testing heart rate Andydragon, May 10, 2021 at 12:49 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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    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: Applying for a 3 year licence. searley, May 9, 2021 at 1:15 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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      Lilylala Latest: Vaccinations and diabetes: What to expect Lilylala, May 8, 2021 at 10:18 PM
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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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      Goonergal Latest: For any Robert Lustig fans! Goonergal, May 5, 2021 at 3:04 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

      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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