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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by cath_heidi, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. cath_heidi

    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    I literally don't know anyone else with diabetes :( sometimes I just need someone who understands because everyone is clueless x
     
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    Kingo kingsley Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi I'm newly diagnosed and being on here will really help you :)
     
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  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Well you've come to the right place, welcome to the forum.
     
  4. cath_heidi

    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    Kingo kingsley Type 1 · Active Member

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    Ask any question and you'll get a very good answer back that will help
     
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    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    Yehh I've looked through a few posts and it seems quite useful and interesting
     
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    Kingo kingsley Type 1 · Active Member

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    Being on here has really helped me :)
     
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    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    That's good to hear :)
     
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    Paul59 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm newbie since 9th Sept, most I have learned about my condition has mainly come from here & not the medical services, aswell as research on the net, so here is about the best place to start, so ask & browse & come to your own decision on how you want to go with controlling it.
     
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    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    Yeh the info on here is probably better because let's be honest we're all experts lol
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    Charles Robin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you at college/university? You could see about setting up a group there if you are, there are probably others in your area you just haven't met yet.
     
  13. cath_heidi

    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    No I finished college in July and planning to go to uni next year, I needed a break in between the two
     
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    Charles Robin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good plan, you have time to plan, and take a lot of the stress out of moving to the next level of education. Also, it could give you a chance to get a different type of education; learning more about your diabetes :). The reason so many diabetics feel isolated is partly down to a lot of diabetics being unable (or unwilling) to properly talk about their condition. Unfortunately those of us taking control are in the minority. A diabetic with poor control is likely to wave away questions and just say 'I'm fine, I take my medication and I can eat what I want.' Well, most people here can verify it's not nearly that simple. I believe that's a significant factor in why the public are so ill informed, and don't realise how serious diabetes can be. If you can get on top of your diabetes, the chances are you will want to share your success. This will mean those close to you increasing their understanding of what you have achieved, and what you had to do to manage it.
     
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    I have a big problem with my OH, she just can't understand how serious it could be if I fail to control, when she makes things like a casserole I ask her to measure the ingredients she puts in so I can work out the values, or tells me what I can eat. Think the sooner we can get to the nhs group meetings the sooner she may understand. it's hard enough dealing with it without having someone thinking they know it all, but have no idea. so your not alone.
     
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    cath_heidi Type 1 · Member

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    Yehh I think if the professionals take time to kinda just work with us coz I find they just put us in groups and leave us there, and actually they could be a bit more human, it's not easy living with diabetes
     
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