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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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      Klpville Latest: New diagnosis....Newcastle Diet? Klpville, Feb 20, 2019 at 5:43 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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      briped Latest: Lost,scared,angry type 2. briped, Feb 20, 2019 at 2:19 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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    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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      DCUKMod Latest: Blood test advice DCUKMod, Feb 20, 2019 at 4:08 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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      karen8967 Latest: Type 1'stars R Us karen8967, Feb 20, 2019 at 5:48 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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      kitedoc Latest: Medtronic pumps and 'factory set' BSL range kitedoc, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:37 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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      kitedoc Latest: Secondary hyperparathyroidism and LADA kitedoc, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:47 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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      The_Petal Latest: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency The_Petal, Feb 17, 2019 at 3:22 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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      Pasha Latest: pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars. Pasha, Feb 20, 2019 at 3:18 AM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Pregnant: New to GD - Breakfast!?! JoKalsbeek, Feb 19, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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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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      Resurgam Latest: LCHF and Statins Resurgam, Feb 19, 2019 at 5:38 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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      Flora123 Latest: LCHF - fasting and Very high Blood Sugar levels Flora123, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:37 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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      Tophat1900 Latest: Increased fats decreased cholesterol Tophat1900, Feb 17, 2019 at 8:45 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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      Contralto Latest: Never felt so low Contralto, Feb 11, 2019
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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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      Juicyj Latest: New Type 1 21yo 4 Friends Juicyj, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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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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      kitedoc Latest: Dolls with pumps kitedoc, Jan 29, 2019
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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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      HeatherMacKenzie Latest: Scared of the Risks! HeatherMacKenzie, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:43 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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      SaskiaKC Latest: What Does Your Cat Eat? SaskiaKC, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:32 AM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Robbity Latest: A-Z of landmarks Robbity, Feb 20, 2019 at 4:04 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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      Arab Horse Latest: Funny Arab Horse, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:12 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Snack and lunch foods bulkbiker, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:25 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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    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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      DCUKMod Latest: Newly diagnosed coeliacs DCUKMod, Feb 18, 2019 at 1:35 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: Autophagy bulkbiker, Feb 18, 2019 at 9:49 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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      annie07 Latest: Positivity annie07, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:06 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.
      natsmum1 Latest: VICTOZA users natsmum1, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:04 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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      porl69 Latest: Libre sensor and airports porl69, Feb 19, 2019 at 10:22 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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      Indy51 Latest: Cholesterol and Statins Indy51, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:26 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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      squeezelouise400 Latest: 17 years a type 1 diabetic squeezelouise400, Feb 18, 2019 at 2:12 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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      Winnie53 Latest: Neuropathy - reccomend vitamins & supplements Winnie53, Feb 14, 2019 at 2:33 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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      zauberflote Latest: Regular moderate exercise log zauberflote, Feb 20, 2019 at 2:17 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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      EllieM Latest: Midwifery and diabetes EllieM, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:54 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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      Rachaelfox77 Latest: Neuropathic Pain Rachaelfox77, Feb 11, 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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      urbanracer Latest: 3 year License - cant see any restrictions urbanracer, Feb 19, 2019 at 12:54 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Android testing Tipetoo, Dec 19, 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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    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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      jjraak Latest: CREATING new threads... jjraak, Feb 14, 2019 at 11:43 PM
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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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