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    Stress, cortisol and blood-sugar

    My mum is type 1 and regularly gets a number of high blood-sugar tests often followed by a number of low blood-sugar tests even though her diet, insulin injections and exercise program is remain the same. We’re trying to find the cause of this so that she can better manage her diabetes. We found...
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    22 New Type1 feeling useless

    I’ve been Type1 diagnosed for 2 months now, at 22 an adult diagnosis.. i’m someone who is very on-top of things so monitoring and tracking my levels has come easy to me, its the isolation and loneliness that comes with it that i’m struggling with. I don’t know a single soul with DT1 or even DT2...
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    Health Anxiety

    Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well, I'm posting here cause i'm really struggling at the moment. I've been a diabetic since i was 12 (i'm now 26) and i've always been badly controlled due to having a fear of needles. I've asked every consultant i've had to consider a pump but they...
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    Survey- How has diabetes affected your mood and eating habits?

    Hi everyone! I hope you are well. I am a final year pharmacy student conducting research on the impact of diabetes on mood and eating habits. If you have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are over the age of 18, i would greatly appreciate if you could fill out my survey below. Every...
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    Losing hair and poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on here. I’m just shy of 27 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a year and a half ago. I attended the DESMOND programme a year ago and since then have taken Metformin since the spring of 2019 and then slow release later on in the year. I’ve been prescribed...
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    Help! Feeling hopeless.

    Hi all, I got diagnosed with type 1 back in April 2016, since then I have got 'lost' in the system and never really had a good support group. I have struggled with it ever since and every kind of help I have reached out to, just faded out. I still don't know how insulin works and how to carb...
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    New Here :)

    Hello Everyone! My name is Barbora and i have had diabetes for 10 years now. I also just moved to England to study at a boarding school and to it I can say that my diabetes hasn't been quite in control lately. Do any of you have some tips on taking better care? I often find myself neglecting my...
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    Advice wanted

    Hi i'm a 23yr old female living in greater london and I am looking for some advice. I've been under immense stress the last month with different things such as family and a new job and my sugar levels have suffered. I've also not been very well. I am currently taking medication for an acid...
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    Randomly high blood sugars - please help!

    Recently whilst at University I have begun to wake up with blood glucose levels above 20. Normal correction doses appear to do nothing and I maintain blood sugars above 20 throughout the day. Normally my diabetes is very well controlled with only the odd explainable hypo. Does any one know what...
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    Home stress and Diabetes - Psychology

    Hi there this is my first post made, and apologies because it's a looooong one I'm posting under a pseudonym purely because it's a sensitive topic and i'd rather not be identified, but I do visit the forums regularly for information and tips and have found them very useful; just never posted...
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    Coping techniques.

    Being type 2 and being under a lot of stress due to where I live, I am struggling to maintain a monitoring schedule. I bought all the equipment, but just haven't gotten around to trying them out. One problem is I am a night person, and so never sure when would be the right time to test with a...
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    Looking for answers...

    Actually in hospital for a mental health complaint just now, but thought I'd try the diabetes forum to get some answers for some questions I have. Been trying to look after myself, but stress and a troubled environment is making this difficult, so am seeking some support on here... hopefully I...
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    Hypers and hypos.

    Needing some knowledge on these matters. Under a lot of stress here, so tend to rest during the daytime, on and off, and use the night time, quieter then, to make some progress in my life. Been feeling quite lethargic, exhausted really, for some time now, really slowing me down, thirsty...
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    Hi. Just to say hello, there!

    just realising that my type 2 diabetes diagnosis is something I need to have some solid facts on. This condition. Lots of stress factors in my life that makes daily 'taking care of myself' difficult. Thought I'd join this forum for some support and to gain some knowledge on this subject, to...
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