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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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      MyMeltingBrain Latest: Diagnosed T2 last July... MyMeltingBrain, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:21 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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      Jaylee Latest: Labelling Diabetes Jaylee, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:31 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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      localshop Latest: Sugar levels fluctuate a lot ? localshop, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 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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      WenB Latest: Omnipod itching WenB, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:23 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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      Sgathach Latest: New diagnosis 1.5, scared of injections Sgathach, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:02 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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      ert Latest: Alaways woken up by very low/high blood sugars ert, Feb 16, 2020 at 9:32 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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      Pasha Latest: pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars. Pasha, Feb 19, 2020 at 8:52 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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    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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      jinty73 Latest: Flu vaccination jinty73, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:12 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: second annual hb1ac Brunneria, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:32 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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      Jaylee Latest: Courses on treating type1 Jaylee, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:49 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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      keishamarie Latest: Isolated keishamarie, Feb 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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      Plumbdot68 Latest: Dr Bernstein Plumbdot68, Feb 9, 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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      Rachel1608 Latest: IVF new embryo help! Rachel1608, Feb 11, 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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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Pasha Latest: A to Z for words in general Pasha, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:11 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Useless fact #6381 Tipetoo, Feb 18, 2020 at 10:02 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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    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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      PenguinMum Latest: What have you eaten today? PenguinMum, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:29 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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      DCUKMod Latest: Counterweight TFR DCUKMod, Feb 11, 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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      Veryanxious Latest: How low do you go? Veryanxious, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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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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      Jim Lahey Latest: Fat Fasting for insulin sensitivity? Jim Lahey, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:01 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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      DCUKMod Latest: Tummy Tuck DCUKMod, Feb 19, 2020 at 4:32 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.
      Twisticles Latest: VICTOZA users Twisticles, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:35 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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      russ1664 Latest: MiaoMiao stickers and leftover residue russ1664, Feb 18, 2020 at 10:31 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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      Hotpepper20000 Latest: Meralgia prosthetica Hotpepper20000, Feb 19, 2020 at 4:51 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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      bulkbiker Latest: Cholesterol and Statins bulkbiker, Feb 19, 2020 at 10:26 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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      Lulu9101112 Latest: Struggling Lulu9101112, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:19 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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      Diabet1c Latest: Ketones and exercise Diabet1c, Feb 17, 2020 at 1:05 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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    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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      GeordieMark88 Latest: DLA/PIP Loss :( GeordieMark88, Feb 4, 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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      Olusola Latest: When Do I get my License Back? Olusola, Feb 13, 2020 at 7:02 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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      urbanracer Latest: Encapsulated beta cells urbanracer, Feb 17, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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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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      Pipp Latest: Diabetes and Compassion Study Pipp, Feb 18, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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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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      Karen19056 Latest: Carbs and Cals App Karen19056, Jan 18, 2020
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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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