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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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      CliveUK Latest: Hi everybody, another newbie here . . . CliveUK, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:18 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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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Feeling Isolated JoKalsbeek, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:14 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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      verdesca Latest: Chocolates verdesca, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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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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      Diakat Latest: No diabetes, but frequent clear urine Diakat, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:22 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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      slip Latest: Type 1'stars R Us slip, Oct 21, 2019 at 3:08 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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      aphex2k Latest: Upgrading the 640g to 670g aphex2k, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:15 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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      slip Latest: Increasing basal to combat fasting highs.... slip, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:25 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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Levemir smell Robinredbreast, Oct 20, 2019 at 1:30 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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      lollyann1 Latest: Hba1c 6.6 lollyann1, Oct 18, 2019 at 4:38 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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    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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      Discovery22 Latest: Going from bad to worse Discovery22, Sep 19, 2019
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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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      Nick8718 Latest: Yay! Nick8718, Oct 21, 2019 at 3:26 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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      Grant_Vicat Latest: Teenager hormones Grant_Vicat, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:53 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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      spage Latest: 3 months in... spage, Oct 13, 2019
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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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      Albee7740 Latest: Unplanned pregnancy and extremely high HbA1c Albee7740, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:26 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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      Antje77 Latest: Redundant new insulin pens Antje77, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Lilylala Latest: A to Z of Brands Lilylala, Oct 21, 2019 at 4:06 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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      Pasha Latest: A very English angle on Brexit Pasha, Oct 21, 2019 at 7:00 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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      Listlad Latest: Bug Burgers Listlad, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:14 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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      Annb Latest: What have you eaten today? Annb, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:35 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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    5. Gluten-free Forum

      Support forum for people who have a gluten intolerance and/or lead a gluten-free lifestyle.
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      LooperCat Latest: Recommendations for bread LooperCat, Sep 4, 2019
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      jpscloud Latest: Weight gain? jpscloud, Oct 21, 2019 at 1:02 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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      DebbyC Latest: Dr Michael Moseley Fast 800 success DebbyC, Oct 21, 2019 at 7:40 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.
      Dudette1 Latest: Empagliflozin/Jardiance and Metformin Dudette1, Oct 20, 2019 at 9:49 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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      barrym Latest: Freestyle Libre and time change error? barrym, Oct 19, 2019 at 5:57 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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      aard Latest: Can’t sleep for thinking of other diseases aard, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:11 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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      Lamont D Latest: Antibiotics, gut flora and blood sugar Lamont D, Oct 17, 2019 at 10:27 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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Scared of dying Robinredbreast, Oct 18, 2019 at 4:23 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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      Dark Horse Latest: Stem cell therapy for complications Dark Horse, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:26 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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      crazyhenlady Latest: Night lows crazyhenlady, Oct 19, 2019 at 1:58 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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      Ojustaboo Latest: ESA and PIP Ojustaboo, Oct 4, 2019
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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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    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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      Diakat Latest: Hi everybody how are you Diakat, Sep 12, 2019
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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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      Diakat Latest: Type one diabetes Diakat, Aug 11, 2019
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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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