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  1. P

    Study on social relationships and diabetes.

    The pandemic and lockdown highlighted the importance of companionship and friendship. Various studies have shown the importance of social ties in relation to health, including reducing risks of heart disease and promoting well-being. I am a student at Durham University, exploring the role of...
  2. ColinUK

    Coming out to family...

    Coming out never ends. I did it years ago as a fully fledged gentlemen of the homosexualist persuasion but now I’m off to the parents for dinner this evening and feel I have to come out as T2. I’m taking my BG monitor with me as, although it’s not a typical meal, it is a regular meal and I’d...
  3. JonWel86

    Hey Everyone.

    Hello Everyone, new to the Forum. I hope this is allowed. On 15th September myself and my family are doing the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, nearly 4 weeks time ouch all us are doing this in aid of Diabetes UK. I myself am doing the larger 24 mile walk whilst my Fiance and the kids are doing the 5 mile...
  4. 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...
  5. Diabetes UK

    Type 1 bag for Parents

    Our Type 1 bag is specifically designed for parents who have a child who has been newly diagnosed. It’s a support pack and contains information, resources and stories from other families to help parents come to terms with what a new Type 1 diagnosis means. The Type 1 bag includes: A parent’s...
  6. K

    Struggling

    Hi all, Have been diagnosed with type 1, about a month after having my first son. He came a month early with complex health issues, and spent the first month of his life in intensive care at the hospital. He has a condition where he makes too much insulin, so is constantly at risk of having...
  7. Sophie Mitchell

    Do you provide support to someone who has lost a limb?

    Would you be willing to talk about your experiences privately as part of a research project? I am looking for individuals who provide support to a partner, close friend or family member, who has lost a major limb (i.e. arm or leg) as a result of an illness, trauma or accident to talk about your...
  8. L

    Student Nurse looking for help!

    Thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully help! For one of my classes this semester we chose a health condition and a target group to create a presentation/information for. Diabetes is a condition close to me (my partner and mum both suffering different types). As a result in acutely...
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