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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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      Sheila L Latest: Recently Diagnosed Sheila L, Jun 18, 2019 at 9:23 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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      yellowknifer Latest: White wine & soda? yellowknifer, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:41 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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    5. Type 1 Diabetes

      Use this area of the forum for all discussion specifically relating to Type 1 Diabetes.
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      MeiChanski Latest: Type 1'stars R Us MeiChanski, Jun 20, 2019 at 1:48 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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      CathP Latest: closed looping CathP, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:49 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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      JoKalsbeek Latest: Helpless JoKalsbeek, Jun 20, 2019 at 3:15 AM
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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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      StaceyEmma Latest: Confused with my nova rapid StaceyEmma, Jun 13, 2019
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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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      Bluetit1802 Latest: Diabetes and Pancreatitis Bluetit1802, Jun 13, 2019
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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, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      Cocosilk Latest: Newly diagnosed and pregnant Cocosilk, Jun 18, 2019 at 3:39 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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      Lamont D Latest: Confused.. reactive hypoglycemia Lamont D, Jun 19, 2019 at 6:16 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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      Mike D Latest: Fish stocks threatened by Climate Change Mike D, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:08 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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      ert Latest: Mock mock mocks ert, Jun 16, 2019 at 4:49 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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    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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      Diakat Latest: Daughter 8 Newly diagnosed type 1 Diakat, Jun 19, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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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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      Kaykay90 Latest: Unplanned Pregnancy and High HBA1C Kaykay90, Jun 18, 2019 at 6:41 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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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Pasha Latest: Make a sentence from five letters :D Pasha, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:44 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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      Pura Vida Latest: Funny Pura Vida, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:37 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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      Gran25 Latest: Limited breakfast/lunch ideas Gran25, Jun 20, 2019 at 2:16 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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      Viv19 Latest: What have you eaten today? Viv19, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:40 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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      Guna108 Latest: Exante diet and low calorie food week Guna108, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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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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      Gran25 Latest: low carb and low calorie soups -suggestions? Gran25, Jun 20, 2019 at 2:46 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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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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      MontyZ Latest: June 2019 - Group Fasting Support MontyZ, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:35 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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      Tipetoo Latest: Cheese and the LCHF - portion size/quantity? Tipetoo, Jun 18, 2019 at 8:59 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.
      Corinne1954 Latest: does anyone inject dulaglutide (trulicity) Corinne1954, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:23 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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      Grumpy ole thing Latest: Blood sugar monitoring Grumpy ole thing, Jun 20, 2019 at 1:10 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: Relief JoKalsbeek, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:06 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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      leahkian Latest: Anyone aware of CBT therapy? leahkian, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:40 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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      kokhongw Latest: Still in Research, but.... kokhongw, Jun 20, 2019 at 3:06 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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      johnpol Latest: Regular moderate exercise log johnpol, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:58 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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      NewT1D Latest: Living in Singapore with T1D NewT1D, Jun 12, 2019
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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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      britishpub Latest: Dvla licence renewal taking ages britishpub, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:04 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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      zand Latest: Facebook posts could be used to predict diabetes zand, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:08 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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    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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      philly1991 Latest: Dr Michael Mosley Book philly1991, Jun 8, 2019
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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
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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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