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  1. Midnightcatpatrol

    Another newbie

    Hi. Newly diagnosed T1 at the ripe old age of 35. I was otherwise fit and well but caught COVID in march. After that I lost 15kg iof weight in 3 months. Started to pee all the time and following each pee with another glass of water.. I couldn't get through a night unbroken in the weeks leading...
  2. ColinUK

    Disposal of sharps and question about wipes

    I know we can’t use normal wipes before jabbing our fingers but it’s not always possible to wash hands with soap and water before testing either so which alcohol free wipes do folks prefer to have with them just in case? Also how do you dispose of the lancets and strips afterwards? Currently...
  3. D

    New to forum and T2

    Hello, After visiting my doctor for my blood results yesterday, I was very shocked to receive a rather blunt diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Whilst originally visiting for stomach pains, particularly after eating, and very painful periods, I was not prepared for this diagnosis. On reflection...
  4. D

    Hello , and help!

    Hello recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes but having issues with my GP so apologies for the long explanation.Last August I was asked to make an appointment with my Practice Nurse , apparently my Hba1c was just above 47. She basically said I’d need my blood testing in 3 months and if it was...
  5. AllanJT

    Daughter struggling with newly diagnosed type 1

    My eldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 earlier this year (January). She is twenty years old this year. Initially she seemed to handle the diagnosis well, taking a pragmatic approach to it. My ex wife, her new partner and me went to the initial meeting with consultant and diabetic nurse...
  6. 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...
  7. NatashaElaine

    Just diagnosed 48 hours ago!

    Hey to anyone reading this! First thanks for taking the time to read this.. I am newly diagnosed Type 1 but not new to the world of diabetes. I also suffer with depression and I'm worried once I leave hospital I won't manage myself well. Does anyone have any tips or advice for me? Thanks in...
  8. A

    3mths Diagnosed 11yr old Boy

    Our 11yr old Boy was diagnosed on Dec 18th 2018. The last 3 months have been crazy, stressful, upsetting but also totally amazing seeing how he has coped with it all. All was going really well until he started getting stomach cramps all day everyday. The DSN put it down to Anxiety which he has...
  9. S

    Hi I'm newly diagnosed and confused!!

    My name is Ruth and I have been diagnosed as borderline with symptoms whatever that means. This all initially occurred over a year ago and I was just told to have test repeated in 12 months. Having had bloods done again as advised they came back slightly higher 46.5 and I have for several...
  10. Sam_mumtoT1son

    Mum to newly-diagnosed 7 year old. ARGHHH!!

    Hi there, I’m Sam :-) I took my 7 yr old son to the docs on 5/2/19, his blood sugars were 18, got sent straight to the hospital and came home 3 days later with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes... My mind is totally blown!! I’m trying to settle into some sort of new routine, but he can’t go back...
  11. JS88

    Hi there

    Hello, I’m a newly diagnosed 30 year old female with type 2 diabetes. I’m looking for lots of help and advice regarding diet. I really want to shift some weight and hopefully improve my blood sugar in the process. The consensus as far as I’ve read is that low carb diets work well for...
  12. J

    Hi from the new guy :-)

    Hello fellow diabetics, my name is Jack I'm 23 and as three weeks ago I was diagnosed with type 1. Safe to say I'm still a little baffled and shell shocked with things and am currently still trying to get my levels down to normal after quite a nasty DKA in hospital. I'd love to get more advice...
  13. M

    Diagnosed with suspected T1 at 9.5 weeks. Really scared and anxious about HbA1c :(

    Hi there, I apologise in advance if this is a long winded post. I went for my booking appointment two weeks ago and they called me the next day because my random blood glucose had come back very high (15). I was then sent for a glucose tolerance test the following week which showed fasting...
  14. Stephanie Heales

    Can you give Novorapid and Levemir together??? CONFUSED!!!!

    hi.. i am a mum to a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic 3 year old. I can remember the Diabetic team telling me about them being able to have the two together but i couldn't remember for sure if she said it was okay or not? With him being newly diagnosed his usual routine has gone out the window...
  15. Karen Gaskell

    Mum to 10 year old just be told has TYPE 1

    Hello everyone, since Thursday lunch time our world has just totally take a new direction. Took my son to Dr to get blood results after doing a 12 hour non fasting, to be told next stop A&E. Bless since June of this year my son has started to have behavior problems at school, it was 1st...
  16. H

    Snacking?

    I am a newly diagnosed type 1, about 1.5 months. I am on novorapid insulin and levemir insulin (fast acting and background). I'm after some advice on snacking. What and how can I snack without it changing my blood sugar levels too much? Do snacks always have to be under 10g of carbs or can I...
  17. H

    Newly diagnosed type 1!

    hey, I have had type 1 for about a month and a half now and although I have managed to get a hang of this new routine, I would be grateful for some top tips about dealing with type 1 and any tips and tricks you think it would be worth me knowing! thanks!
  18. M

    Hello there :) type 2 here

    Hi I'm Mal i got a DX just last week and seen my GP this morning and got started Metformin , i also have my first appointment with my nurse on Friday . I also have MS and was reading that there could be some kind of connection between MS and Diabetes , any body here suffer from both ...
  19. N

    New T2 Diagnosis - Conflicting Info

    Hi all, I'm T1 for 10 years, so this question is not related to me, but a colleague. I'm an admin on the Freestyle Libre Users group on FB, in case anyone knows me :-) A colleague has come up to me and told me that he's been informed that he's got D (16mmol/l spot test). He was prescribed...
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