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  1. R

    Hi new to group

    Hi everyone, Been diagnosed with type 2 this week, given Metformin, not really been explained what going to happen, what diet to change/follow. Wasn't having any symptoms, but it was found during a blood test for something else ‍♀️. Have ordered the diet booklet from website, but overall, bit...
  2. L

    Scared I’m diabetic. Not about the condition but how people around me will be

    I have had a few possible symptoms. I’ve dodged getting tested (stupid I know) because I’m scared. Not so much of the condition itself although I know it has to be taken very seriously but more how my gp and similar will react. I’m on medication for other conditions that can be not good for...
  3. C

    Backwards Hypo/Hyper Feelings

    Hi all, I joined specifically to ask this question. Lately I've been feeling as if my bloods are low; achy, tired, adrenaline rises, all that jazz, but when I check my bloods they're normal/high. I think the weirdest was a level of 16mmol, but I was sweaty and weak. Obviously when I Google...
  4. R

    Turned 50 and diagnosed with type 2

    Hi I have recently been diagnosed with type 2. I am 50, not over weight and I am generally active but now I inject insulin x 4 per day and remain very confused as to how I got here? What has cause this? What have I done wrong?
  5. K

    Blood sugar spikes in the morning, hypos by lunch time. T1

    Hi all, I know this is not something I'm alone in experiencing, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Background, I have had T1 diabetes for four years in August. Recently I've been doing a lot more exercise so my carb counting ratios have changed, I'm currently trying to work out what my new ratios...
  6. L

    Accu Check Lancet Drum

    Hello all, I am new here and recently diagnosed Type 2 due to start of Metformin as struggling to get blood sugars down despite good diet. I bought a new accu check mobile tester yesterday. It has a cartridge that does 50 tests, but the lancet drum says only 6 lancets are in each drum and only...
  7. robert@fm

    Strange product

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LogiLink-High-Speed-Ethernet-network/dp/B007M8TB08/ref=sr_1_28_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1484412432&sr=8-28&keywords=ethernet+cable+5m :eek: :rolleyes: So, is it a network adapter or an antiperspirant? :confused: Amazon seem to have got the description of the first tagged on to...
  8. Debbie444

    Please Help Diabetes Pre Assessments now monitoring should I pay private tests?

    Hi I am very new and pre Diagnosed by doctor my dad has it. I began using his machine getting higher readings than him so I bought one and kept collecting more. I have been diagnosed with RA severe in lumbar region OA. In knees. I also have joint hypermobility syndrome. And have severe social...
  9. Bitsuns

    "its because your diabetic"........fact or fiction

    Hi, and good morning. Popped my 1st post on here yesterday, very new to this forum (any forum). I'm looking for guidance,information and to hear from anyone with similar experiences. I have been suffering with a range of ailments of late, and all I hear is "its because your diabetic"..... For...
  10. ruthpen82

    Whats next....

    Hi, I'm Ruth, 33 yrs old, basically I went for a standard blood test yesterday (i have low iron) went to bed last night and the out of hours doctors rang me at 11.30 asking about my blood test was, If I was unwell and told me I needed to make an emergency appointment at the GP first thing in...
  11. RByatt72

    Confused.com

    Hi I joined today and have been T2 since Oct 13, I am on metformin 1g twice daily, Glimeripirde 3mg in the morning and Sitagliptin 100mg at lunch. My last Hba1c was 79 but to be honest I was in denial and my control was poor I am due my next in August hoping to have it lower. Since being...
  12. P

    Gestational diabetes and struggling

    I have just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I have the monitor to check my levels 4 times a day the first week I cut back on portion size and cut out sugary drinks and only had a rocky bar with my lunch my levels were all over. When I went back to see the consultant I explained what I...
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