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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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      VashtiB Latest: New here VashtiB, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:14 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: Low carb isn't working? VashtiB, Mar 29, 2020 at 12:00 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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      Dr Snoddy Latest: Coping with the Virus Dr Snoddy, Mar 28, 2020 at 9:38 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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      Ushthetaff Latest: Freestyle Libre Pain Ushthetaff, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:30 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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    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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      DunePlodder Latest: Upgrading the 640g to 670g DunePlodder, Mar 28, 2020 at 9:44 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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      Tipetoo Latest: High Risk Coronavirus Tipetoo, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:16 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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      Shari68 Latest: Just about to start insulin Shari68, Mar 22, 2020
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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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      DCUKMod Latest: Covid-19 DCUKMod, Mar 27, 2020 at 7:15 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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      HSSS Latest: Not sure what food and drink is okay HSSS, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:54 PM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      Antje77 Latest: A bit confused.... Antje77, Mar 10, 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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      Lamont D Latest: RH and covid 19 Lamont D, Mar 22, 2020
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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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      Clase Latest: Metformin Clase, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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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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      Geordie_P Latest: Overweight and Celebrating?! Geordie_P, Mar 28, 2020 at 4:07 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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      kirimaru Latest: I’m Pregnant! kirimaru, Mar 19, 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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    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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      BibblePieParent Latest: Dexcom At School BibblePieParent, Mar 28, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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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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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Jaylee Latest: Keep a Word, Bin a Word Jaylee, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:44 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Australian Anthem (CV19) Tipetoo, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:31 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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      HSSS Latest: Apple and Bowl of Porridge HSSS, Mar 28, 2020 at 5:02 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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      Resurgam Latest: some ideas for the shopping basket Resurgam, Mar 28, 2020 at 11:50 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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      Brunneria Latest: Newly diagnosed coeliacs Brunneria, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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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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      Mbaker Latest: NHS dietitian says no to LCHF?! Mbaker, Mar 28, 2020 at 9:30 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.
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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 Android App barrym, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:46 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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      Brunneria Latest: Facing infarction in per Brunneria, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:12 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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      HSSS Latest: COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes HSSS, Mar 29, 2020 at 12:00 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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      Chook Latest: NHS mental health helplines available Chook, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:43 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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      HSSS Latest: Hba1c HSSS, Mar 28, 2020 at 2:17 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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      RajFromIndia Latest: Regular moderate exercise log RajFromIndia, Mar 27, 2020 at 3:46 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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      Laconic Latest: Unsupportive management. Laconic, Mar 27, 2020 at 4:45 PM
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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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Type 1 and PIP Robinredbreast, Mar 14, 2020
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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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      Zilsniggy Latest: NHS Scotland Diabetes On-line Records Service Zilsniggy, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:32 AM
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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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    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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      Ross_J Latest: Local group South Wales? Ross_J, Mar 12, 2020
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