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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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      Daibell Latest: Sukkarto and carbs? Daibell, Jul 16, 2020 at 4:35 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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      JRT Latest: Return to Work - Covid Advice and General Chat JRT, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:08 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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      Antje77 Latest: Reactive hypoglycaemia Antje77, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:08 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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      Orientlass Latest: Insulin allergy - multiple insulins Orientlass, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:45 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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      LizLola Latest: Medtronic 780 Does anyone have one? LizLola, Jul 16, 2020 at 2:12 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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      tmule4 Latest: Weight gain advice tmule4, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:07 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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      sgm14 Latest: Told to increase my hb1ac? sgm14, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:08 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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    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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    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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      DCUKMod Latest: My first year being T1D DCUKMod, Jul 12, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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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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      Coleabetic34 Latest: NovoPen echo skins Coleabetic34, Jul 2, 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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      bobocat Latest: University Student Advice bobocat, Jul 13, 2020 at 3:21 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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      ert Latest: Help! ert, Jul 7, 2020
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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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      EllieM Latest: Sugars constantly creeping up EllieM, Jul 7, 2020
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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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      JenniferM55 Latest: Having a problem responding to replies JenniferM55, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Sosgez Latest: WORD ASSOCIATION GAME 4 Sosgez, Jul 16, 2020 at 2:51 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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      pdmjoker Latest: You might have better data... pdmjoker, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:13 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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      SueJB Latest: T1 food. SueJB, Jul 16, 2020 at 1:38 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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      Alexandra100 Latest: Easy replacements for carbs Alexandra100, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:23 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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      Positive1 Latest: PostPrandial Testing Positive1, Jun 5, 2020
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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: Changed to a plant based diet Marie 2, Jun 4, 2020
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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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      Mr_Pot Latest: Any benefit of GF diet on BG Mr_Pot, Jul 16, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      bulkbiker Latest: New to 16:8 bulkbiker, Jul 16, 2020 at 3:04 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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      copilost Latest: Stretched skin copilost, Jul 13, 2020 at 8:09 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.
      Mbaker Latest: Please tell me taking Metformin gets better... Mbaker, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:01 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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      urbanracer Latest: CGM Trouble urbanracer, Jul 15, 2020 at 11:04 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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    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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      swarnag Latest: Covid-19 Vaccine swarnag, Jul 14, 2020 at 5:06 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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      kaup Latest: Concerta, any experiences? kaup, Jul 15, 2020 at 8:29 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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      Jaylee Latest: CBD oil Jaylee, Jul 9, 2020
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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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      Goonergal Latest: Any recommendations for walking/hiking shoes? Goonergal, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:35 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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      Ahewitt95 Latest: Returning to work Ahewitt95, Jun 29, 2020
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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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      urbanracer Latest: Eye Tests urbanracer, Jun 21, 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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    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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