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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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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Newbie from Norfolk JoKalsbeek, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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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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      helensaramay Latest: Newbie diagnosis - bit overwhelmed helensaramay, Aug 21, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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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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      SB.25 Latest: I officially cannot be diagnosed... SB.25, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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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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      coleyd Latest: Trying to get pregnant type 2 coleyd, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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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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      CathP Latest: Type 1: What are your HbA1c test results? CathP, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:09 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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      Carlton1512 Latest: Accu-Check Aviva Insight - handset issues Carlton1512, Aug 21, 2019 at 8:01 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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      mrbroons Latest: New to the forum but T1.5 diagnosis Feb '14 mrbroons, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:24 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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      Mad76 Latest: Tips to lower hba1c? Mad76, Aug 20, 2019 at 9:29 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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      DawnOfTheZed Latest: Fybogel DawnOfTheZed, Aug 20, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      busydiabeticmum Latest: To lie or not to lie? busydiabeticmum, Aug 21, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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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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      Catkysydney Latest: Test fast 72 hours Catkysydney, Aug 16, 2019 at 9:55 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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    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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    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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      urbanracer Latest: Lantus to Tresiba urbanracer, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:36 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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      Diakat Latest: When to start maternity leave? Diakat, Aug 19, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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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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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Robbity Latest: Make a sentence from five letters :D Robbity, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:08 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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      Robbity Latest: My preshussssssss... Robbity, Aug 21, 2019 at 3:41 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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      Mr_Pot Latest: Fiberflour Mr_Pot, Aug 20, 2019 at 9:29 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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      Viv19 Latest: What have you eaten today? Viv19, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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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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      ryhopian Latest: newcastle diet week 6 weightloss stalled? ryhopian, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:23 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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      Marie 2 Latest: Vegetarians: What have you eaten today? Marie 2, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:37 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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      Rachox Latest: Gluten free low carb cereal Rachox, Aug 13, 2019
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      bulkbiker Latest: Anaemia/anemia bulkbiker, Aug 19, 2019 at 9:30 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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      jpscloud Latest: 100lbs anniversary jpscloud, Aug 19, 2019 at 1:23 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.
      Liam1955 Latest: Empagliflozin/Jardiance and Metformin Liam1955, Aug 20, 2019 at 9:49 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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      ert Latest: How many spikes do you have a day? ert, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:14 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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      mr_cat Latest: Maculophathy mr_cat, Aug 17, 2019 at 2:39 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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      Caprock94 Latest: Low Vitamin D levels ..... Caprock94, Aug 18, 2019 at 9:27 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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      Alexandra100 Latest: Type 2 with Gastroparesis Alexandra100, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:53 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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      Tophat1900 Latest: At last a Dr Neal Barnard Study Compared Tophat1900, Aug 21, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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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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      JohnyT2 Latest: T2 - Done and dusted Half Marathon - 21.1 Kms JohnyT2, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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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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      DCUKMod Latest: Nights DCUKMod, Aug 8, 2019
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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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      oopsupside Latest: ESA and PIP oopsupside, Aug 7, 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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      Grant_Vicat Latest: Driving Grant_Vicat, Aug 16, 2019 at 8:46 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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    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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      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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