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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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      Guzzler Latest: Any advice Guzzler, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:15 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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      himtoo Latest: Newly diagnosed help. himtoo, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:13 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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      first14808 Latest: Falling for Fasting first14808, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:54 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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      Prem51 Latest: Highest/lowest Reading Prem51, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:12 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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      slip Latest: Type 1'stars R Us slip, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:31 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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      Juicyj Latest: Need help ASAP Juicyj, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:08 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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      Bluetit1802 Latest: Disappointing HbA1c Bluetit1802, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:08 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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      Daibell Latest: Totally confused... Daibell, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:39 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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      Starburst02 Latest: Difference in treatment Starburst02, Nov 18, 2018 at 4:27 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, Nov 19, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      Diakat Latest: What is going on? 2.3? Diakat, Nov 6, 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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      Winnie53 Latest: Nerve Pain Winnie53, Nov 18, 2018 at 3:06 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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      Ian_Laye Latest: Elective Amputation Re peripheral neuropathy Ian_Laye, Nov 18, 2018 at 10:46 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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      Bluetit1802 Latest: 2 for one. Lucky. Bluetit1802, Nov 17, 2018 at 4:23 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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      Angusc Latest: Pump Recommendations Angusc, Nov 9, 2018
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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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      digitalv Latest: Feeling alone? digitalv, Nov 18, 2018 at 9:26 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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      himtoo Latest: Could my son have type 1 diabetes? himtoo, Nov 17, 2018 at 10:25 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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      hboyt Latest: Pregnancy and retinopathy hboyt, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:55 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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Ministers resign over Brexit Robinredbreast, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Geordie_P Latest: A to Z of Historical names. Geordie_P, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:09 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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      SaskiaKC Latest: "Ernie's Got a Plan This Christmas!" SaskiaKC, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:37 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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      Boo1979 Latest: Celeriac recipes Boo1979, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:01 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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      Brunneria Latest: Essential Low Carb Foods from Amazon UK Brunneria, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:29 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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      DreadCaptRoberts Latest: Captain’s Log: Newcastle Diet Diary DreadCaptRoberts, Nov 19, 2018 at 9:53 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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      Oldvatr Latest: 9 things that are not actually vegan Oldvatr, Nov 17, 2018 at 11:37 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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      ~tara~ Latest: Gluten-Free Egg Noodles? ~tara~, Nov 15, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      first14808 Latest: Fasting 7 days (probably) first14808, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:00 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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      peteMKE Latest: Keto meals delivered? peteMKE, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:19 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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      Bluetit1802 Latest: SD Code Free Strips Batch no. S0803175. Bluetit1802, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:11 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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      runningwitht1 Latest: Vitrectomy without bubble - recovery runningwitht1, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:32 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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    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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      samochod Latest: Fluoxetine weird side effect samochod, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:22 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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      conniecar Latest: Alpha lipoic acid works conniecar, Nov 5, 2018
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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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      johnpol Latest: T2 Strongman - any others out there? johnpol, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:23 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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      Robinredbreast Latest: Hypo at work Robinredbreast, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:10 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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    3. Driving and DVLA

      Discuss driving and DVLA guidelines in relation to diabetes here. Share your experiences here!
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      ringi Latest: Dvla: Assessing Fitness To Drive ringi, Nov 14, 2018 at 5:25 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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      Alexandra100 Latest: Dr Bernstein Teleseminar Alexandra100, Sep 28, 2018
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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 & 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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