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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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      Resurgam Latest: Husband newly diagnosed Resurgam, Apr 8, 2020 at 1:50 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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      milesrf Latest: What do you do during isolation? milesrf, Apr 8, 2020 at 1:35 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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      Robbity Latest: High Fasting BG reading Robbity, Apr 8, 2020 at 2:53 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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      Jaylee Latest: Changing basal dose Jaylee, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:00 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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      searley Latest: Dexcom G6 with t:slim X2 and xDrip+ searley, Apr 4, 2020 at 10:24 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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      chinesemini Latest: Carer of Diabetes 2 and BPD chinesemini, Apr 8, 2020 at 12:01 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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      GuidingSenses Latest: GAD results received omg! GuidingSenses, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:05 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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      DCUKMod Latest: Covid-19 DCUKMod, Mar 27, 2020
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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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      RosieMaxwell Latest: Your Keto or LCHF Stories RosieMaxwell, Mar 31, 2020
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    11. Gestational Diabetes

      Discuss all aspects of Gestational Diabetes and gestational diabetes problems.
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      NicoleC1971 Latest: A bit confused.... NicoleC1971, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:12 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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      Drumbum Latest: Frequency of RH symptoms Drumbum, Apr 2, 2020 at 4:20 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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    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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      kirimaru Latest: I’m Pregnant! kirimaru, Mar 19, 2020
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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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      rebowe1308 Latest: Metformin And Greasy Hair rebowe1308, Mar 30, 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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      MarkHaZ123 Latest: Should a t1d follow a low carb diet ? MarkHaZ123, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:25 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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    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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      JTL Latest: General observations JTL, Apr 8, 2020 at 2:08 AM
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    2. Forum Games

      Post or join in with any forum games here!
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      Robbity Latest: A to Z of Historical names. Robbity, Apr 8, 2020 at 2:45 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, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:30 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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      kev-w Latest: Frozen or Fresh Broccoli kev-w, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:41 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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      Tipetoo Latest: What have you eaten today? Tipetoo, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:36 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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    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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      Laconic Latest: Changed to a plant based diet Laconic, Apr 2, 2020 at 8:22 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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      Brunneria Latest: Newly diagnosed coeliacs Brunneria, Mar 25, 2020
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    6. Fasting

      Use this forum to discuss fasting (5:2, intermittent fasting or otherwise).
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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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    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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      Gemma2 Latest: Waiting for freestyle libre Gemma2, Apr 7, 2020 at 5:55 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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      Brunneria Latest: Facing infarction in per Brunneria, Mar 28, 2020
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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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      Cobia Latest: COVID 2019 Comorbidity with Diabetes Cobia, Apr 8, 2020 at 12:01 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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    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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      Ryanstrong Latest: Supplements Ryanstrong, Mar 30, 2020
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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: Getting high glucose after intense exercises Juicyj, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:51 PM
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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: Type 1 and PIP GeordieMark88, Apr 4, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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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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      searley Latest: Driving license eye test under lockdown searley, Apr 6, 2020 at 6:49 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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      Ross_J Latest: Local group South Wales? Ross_J, Mar 12, 2020
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