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  1. T

    No diagnosis yet - any advice?

    Hi everyone I'm new here. I'm looking for some friendly advice since I don't know anyone with diabetes and really struggling to get answers from my GP. In the last month, I've started having symptoms that sound like hyperglycemia, feeling very sleepy after meals, as well as feeling confused...
  2. LittleSunflower

    Advice

    Hello all, hope you’re all keeping well. I am in need of a little advice from you; over the past few months I have been unintentionally losing weight. I am part of the NDPP (NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme) for Type 2 which requires me to weigh myself before every session (roughly every 4...
  3. L

    Been ignorant, confused and scared

    Jan 2018 I was sitting at 36 on my Ha1bc, by July this was 54 and when they tested me the following week 56, by December 2018 my ha1bc was 97. I wasn’t totally ignorant to begin with, but my diabetic nurse was cruel, nasty and didn’t listen and scared my 14 year old daughter and refused to refer...
  4. L

    One month in and struggling

    Hi, I’m 22 years old and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on the 5th of January 2021. My sister has had type 1 diabetes since she was 5, she is now 20, so I was very familiar with it pre diagnosis. I am struggling to accept it, it doesn’t feel real and I know the struggles that my sister...
  5. LittleSunflower

    Keto Diet for a Beginner

    Having being told I’m prediabetic a few months ago, I am still struggling to change my diet for the better. To begin with, I cut out all of the sweet stuff but have found myself going back to that during the lockdown period. I have been researching the Keto diet and would really like to try it...
  6. Ralph-YK

    Advising on treatment, established patient vs new

    It occurred to me today that my experience of responses HCP (GP, A&E, & 999), upon requests for help, will now be affected by having established conditions. Compared to 6 years ago before diagnoses. (In some instances it still requires me to get on to them about things!) This might create...
  7. Josh Taylor

    Looking for more experienced advice, about this remedy

    I'm currently in the process of finding solution how to cope with my T2D. I've tried intermittent fasting and it definitely helped me out so far. I lost my food craving and feel better overall. It balanced out my insulin levels as well. I was recommended this type of Halki remedy from a friend...
  8. A

    New To This!

    Hi I've just been diagnosed with diabetes about a week ago, a friend from work recommended that I join this forum! If anyone can give me advice on a keto diet or a very low carb diet and how it will affect my diabetes I would really appreciate this! Also the doctors haven't confirmed which type...
  9. B

    Just diagnosed

    Hi, I've just been diagnosed with type 2. At first I didn't feel like it would bother me. I knew I had to make some serious changes and I was ready for that but today I just feel like I don't even know where to start and that I want to bury my head in the sand and ignore everything. How many...
  10. Karajane

    Finally spoken to Dr, finally got HBA1c, what do I do next?! :S

    Hi all, Im not sure if you remember me, but I posted about being diagnosed and feeling like it was my fault. Thankfully, you guys were amazing and Im doing a bit better mentally. 3 weeks after the letter just popped on the doormat, I have finally spoken to a Dr and found out my HBA1c is...
  11. B

    Advice on Australian healthcare needed

    Hello Everyone, I'm not actually diabetic myself but my partner has Type1. He currently injects with Lantus and NovoRapid. We have just had visas approved to do a working holiday in Australia for 12 months. I am wondering if anyone knows about or has experience with obtaining insulin in...
  12. Bricky1991

    Scared. Hiding. Depressed

    Hi, I’m new here - I’ve just got back from a diabetic clinic. I was diagnosed two years ago at 25 with type 2 diabetes. For a long time I’ve buried my head in the sand. Why me? Woe is me etc...etc. I feel ashamed. Ashamed that I haven’t done anything about it but ashamed that I’d let myself...
  13. N

    Level 3 University Student

    Hi all, I'm a level 3 university student, and I'm doing my dissertation on type 2 diabetes. I just need around 3-5 people for a short 5 mins interview. Would you be willing to help me? If so, please message me. Thank you
  14. L

    Worried about my son

    Hi :) I'm new here so forgive any mistakes! I'm really worried about my son - he's been type 1 diabetic for 16 years, diagnosed age 10. He lives at home with me and we're more like best friends, he's my inspiration. He's never had the best control and always had a high hba1c (8.5) but in the...
  15. G

    Hello - I'm new here and have a question

    Hi, I have had D2 for some times now, I controlled it through diet for a long time, I also have a auto immune problem and take medication for that. Due to my auto-immune problem I was put on steroids, this played havoc with my diabetes and I am now on metformin and was recently given a blood...
  16. B

    I think I have diabetes and Im worried

    I went to the doctor worried I might have diabetes or some form of it about 3 years ago and she sent me home with a blood testing kit and I had to record my bloods for a week. She read over them and said they were a little bit off but they were ok and nothing else was done about it I have...
  17. M

    Backpacking South East Asia with Type 1

    Hello everyone, I am looking for some advice. My girlfriend and I recently booked one way tickets to Thailand (we have money for flights back) and we will be travelling around SE Asia for a few months from country to country, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Phillipines, Sri Lanka...
  18. Sharon Barker

    WW / SW / Weigh loss help please!

    Hey folks, I'm desperate for some weight loss advice please. I've been a T1 diabetic for 5.5 years and this last 6 months weight loss is becoming a nightmare. It started at Christmas when I was having real trouble controlling my sugars and had to use a corrective dose on and off for three...
  19. CarlG

    desperate for help 5 years in and still have no idea

    Good afternoon I wonder if anyone can help me I’m desperate for help and I can not seem to find any. I’m was diagnosed as type 1 insulin based over 5 years ago but In the last year they have found that I’m not type 1 but type 2. After having a really bad time with doctors and constants NHS and...
  20. P

    Scared girlfriend

    My partner has had Type 1 since he was 10 years old. He's now 24, we've been together for 2 years and I love him to bits. Too much maybe, he's scaring me very much at the moment. He's never properly looked after himself since I've known him and I've tried in many ways to get him to wake up and...
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