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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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      TriciaWs Latest: How many carbs in a day TriciaWs, Jul 3, 2020 at 10:14 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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      Chrisymac88 Latest: Newly Diagnosed - Metformin? Chrisymac88, Jul 3, 2020 at 6:34 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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      Tannith Latest: Swollen ankles Tannith, Jul 4, 2020 at 12:12 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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      EllieM Latest: DKA - Type 2 EllieM, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:42 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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      ert Latest: Honeymoon over ert, Jul 3, 2020 at 8:11 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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      ert Latest: Libre vs pump ert, Jul 3, 2020 at 8:27 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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      EllieM Latest: Keto for 3 months, HbA1c78..now.... EllieM, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:52 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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      Red_Fox22 Latest: Unspecific symptoms Red_Fox22, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:18 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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    10. Prediabetes

      An area of the forum dedicated to the discussion and experience of Prediabetes and Borderline Diabetes.
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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Help Please JoKalsbeek, Jul 3, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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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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      swttbsy5 Latest: Doing a fasting test today swttbsy5, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:13 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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      TriciaWs Latest: Proposed new tax TriciaWs, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:41 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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      Brunneria Latest: Relief at HbA1C result Brunneria, Jun 24, 2020
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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 at 5:37 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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      DCUKMod Latest: T1D & Cocktails DCUKMod, Jun 12, 2020
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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: Just curious urbanracer, Jun 15, 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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      Albee7740 Latest: Unplanned pregnancy and extremely high HbA1c Albee7740, Jul 2, 2020 at 10:09 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: Keep a Word, Bin a Word Robbity, Jul 4, 2020 at 12:23 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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      pdmjoker Latest: Thoughts in ASDA pharmacy pdmjoker, Jul 2, 2020 at 10:09 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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      Pasha Latest: Confession...I don't like coffee Pasha, Jul 3, 2020 at 12:21 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Carnivore Corner bulkbiker, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:08 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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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      Buttafli Latest: Should I still take insulin if fasting? Buttafli, Jul 2, 2020 at 6:51 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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      DCUKMod Latest: Mydiabetes plan DCUKMod, Jun 27, 2020
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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.
      Brunneria Latest: HELP Trulicity 3rd injection. Side effects. Brunneria, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:57 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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      Slugsy Latest: HbA1C test failed Slugsy, Jul 4, 2020 at 12:15 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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    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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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Sucking it up and asking for input JoKalsbeek, Jul 3, 2020 at 10:28 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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      Fearless36 Latest: Diabetics and relationships Fearless36, Jun 21, 2020
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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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      kev-w Latest: Pancreas transplants kev-w, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:35 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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      Juicyj Latest: Jogging/ Running app Juicyj, Jun 23, 2020
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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 at 6:20 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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      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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      Babsi Latest: dvla Babsi, Jul 2, 2020 at 1:44 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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    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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