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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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      Alexandra100 Latest: hi - stressed and overwhelmed Alexandra100, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:11 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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      Stay healthy Latest: Normal Fasting but High Post meal readings Stay healthy, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:19 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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    5. Type 1 Diabetes

      Use this area of the forum for all discussion specifically relating to Type 1 Diabetes.
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      helensaramay Latest: Holiday! Travelling with extra insulin.... helensaramay, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:30 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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      SockFiddler Latest: Rashes around infusion site SockFiddler, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:40 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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    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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      Circuspony Latest: Feeling really down about it all Circuspony, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:14 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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      PenguinMum Latest: Distal Pancretectomy 2012 PenguinMum, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:30 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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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      davidbrucs Latest: Special Care Baby Unit davidbrucs, Feb 1, 2018
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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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      62Rose Latest: Bad day 62Rose, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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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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      MargaretR Latest: Appalling!! MargaretR, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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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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      diabeticmegxo Latest: Dizzy spells diabeticmegxo, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:16 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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      Donegalwaygirl Latest: Looking for a Diabuddy Donegalwaygirl, Feb 17, 2018 at 11:04 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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      Mona2060 Latest: Freestyle Libre sensor applied for first time Mona2060, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:47 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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      Antje77 Latest: Getting pregnant and having a baby Antje77, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:22 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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      jay hay-char Latest: What are you doing right now ? jay hay-char, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      slip Latest: Make a sentence from five letters :D slip, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:35 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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      Pura Vida Latest: Police test Pura Vida, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:07 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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      SueJB Latest: Sandwich fillers SueJB, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:24 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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      SueJB Latest: What have you eaten today? SueJB, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:00 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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      jcbman Latest: Another Newcastle diet poster jcbman, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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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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      mushmonster Latest: Vegetarians: What have you eaten today? mushmonster, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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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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      lindijanice Latest: One good thing about being gluten free lindijanice, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      cpea Latest: Almost 29 hours into 48 hour Fast cpea, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:03 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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    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.
      Osidge Latest: Research and Metformin Osidge, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:06 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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      Robbity Latest: Setting target range (Libre) Robbity, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:35 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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      donnellysdogs Latest: Unsure what to do donnellysdogs, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:48 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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      Contralto Latest: Grave's disease Contralto, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:05 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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      Munkaroo Latest: Diabetes and Anxiety Munkaroo, Feb 20, 2018 at 2:09 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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    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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      jayney27 Latest: Regular moderate exercise log jayney27, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:30 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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      rmz80 Latest: MPs involved in benefit failings! rmz80, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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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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      RobAO Latest: Driving after laser RobAO, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:54 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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      AdamJames Latest: VLCD - Liquid vs Solid AdamJames, Jan 7, 2018
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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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      bulkbiker Latest: Calcium Scan and CAC score bulkbiker, Feb 19, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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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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      Olufisayo Latest: Friends Olufisayo, Feb 3, 2018
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    3. Diabetes Events & Fundraising

      List and discuss all diabetes events and post your fundraising efforts, no matter how big or small. If commercial in nature, please contact the moderating team before posting.
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      liam brogan Latest: Skydiving for diabetes liam brogan, Jan 29, 2018
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