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  1. M

    Wanting to help young families / newly diagnosed.

    Good Afternoon, Born in 1990 & Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 1994. I recently “helped out” a 8 year old who had been diagnosed 18+ months ago with diabetes, it was a friend of a family friend and his parents were struggling with the everyday problems and found the doctors/nurses at times...
  2. 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...
  3. betheaton

    Newly diagnosed type 1

    Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic here! Had to deal with the diagnosis alone due to coronavirus and have been in hospital since Friday morning due to having DKA. Been discharged and feeling pretty apprehensive about managing life outside of hospital. Has anyone got any useful advice or hacks which...
  4. J

    Newly diagnosed type 1 help please!

    Hi all I recently came out of hospital last week after finding out I am a type 1 diabetic. I have to check my blood sugar levels 4x a day. I’ve found that a week in it’s becoming harder to get enough blood out of my fingers. Any tips on keeping your fingers in soft and how to rotate pricking...
  5. Northerner

    Metrics of cost-effective screening for type 1 diabetes

    Health screenings can catch conditions early, helping patients avoid a condition's worst consequences or even preventing it from developing altogether. Think of mammograms to catch breast cancer early or high blood pressure screening before a person has a stroke. Screening helps pre-symptomatic...
  6. Megan Phillips

    Type 1 pregnant with Identical Twins

    Hi everyone, Hope you are all staying safe . I’m type 1 have been for 22 years, and we are over the moon to say we are pregnant with identical twins (after two years of concentrating on getting my HBAC1 down). I just wondered if anyone has any experience on here with a twin pregnancy? I’m now 16...
  7. C

    Having diabetes for 4 years and still most times feeling like it takes over me.

    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, at the time I had no idea on what it was and it was all new to me, finding out what it really is and that it’s not curable killed me and to this day it still does with all the thoughts and depression that comes with...
  8. Northerner

    Coronavirus: 'The worst bit is the uncontrollable coughing'

    "The worst bit is the uncontrollable coughing," says Andrew O'Dwyer, who is recovering after being infected with the new coronavirus following a skiing trip to Italy in late February. "I've had worse flu, without a doubt - but I wouldn't want to catch it again," he says during his...
  9. Tomwright9393

    My Story

    Hello my me is Tom Wright I'm now 26 years old and I live in the Uk In a city called Norwich located in the county of Norfolk. When I was 18 I applied to join the Royal Navy. Joining the military was always a dream job for me as a young boy, I loved being active and relished being apart of a...
  10. L

    Novorapid issues

    Hi, Been noticing lately that my novorapid readings after food have been weird Example reading was 5.5, carb counted my food, took correct dosage (in stomach), 3 hours later it’s 13.5 (using Libre) it seems to be when I inject into my stomach it doesn’t seem to work as well as when I do it...
  11. Northerner

    DNA misfolding in white blood cells increases risk for type 1 diabetes

    It's known that genetics, or an inherited genome, is a major determinant of one's risk for autoimmune diseases, like Type 1 diabetes. In human cells, a person's genome -- about six feet of DNA -- is compressed into the micrometer space of the nucleus via a three-dimensional folding process...
  12. Northerner

    New research looks at type 1 diabetes and changes in the environment

    Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in...
  13. Northerner

    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes UK chart history with his new album Elgar

    JDRF’s Global Ambassador Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the highest-charting cellist of all time with the release of his new album Elgar Sheku has made official UK album chart history at the age of 20 as the first cellist to break into the Top 10. This is because his second album, Elgar, entered the...
  14. L

    Hypos during late stage pregnancy

    PLEASE HELP... i had major difficulties with hypos during my pregnancy. It has got to a point I am now going through court with childrens services due to be accused of inducing the hypos. This is not true but I am struggling to prove this due to hospital staff (antenatal staff) saying they found...
  15. Northerner

    You Don’t Look Sick: ‘People make so many assumptions about me and my condition’

    Harry Edmanson, 28, from Devon, has type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where antibodies attack the pancreas and mean that it no longer produces the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar levels. It differs from type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with diet...
  16. Northerner

    SCUBA DIVING WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES — YOU CAN DO IT!

    WRITTEN BY: Brian Novak I love to go on adventures in the outdoors! Having T1D can sometimes be its own adventure but I have never let it stop me from setting out on some truly amazing experiences. One of my very favorite ways to live beyond type 1 is by scuba diving. I received my PADI open...
  17. C

    Hi people, just joined

    Great to find you all. I have borderline diabetes, possibly secondary to haemochromatosis (iron overload where iron gets dumped in the pancreas among other places). Sometimes called bronze diabetes due to involvement of the liver. If anyone has this I'd love to hear from them as Im pretty...
  18. K

    New to the forum but 42 years type 1

    Hello. I’m type 1 from Hampshire. I’m looking forward to chatting with you about the wonders of magnificent diabetes. Merry Christmas.
  19. G

    diabetic support day! World Record Beating!

    Hello fellow diabetics! on the 26th of January in Basingstoke (venue tbc) I am holding a diabetic support day with speakers to motivate and inspire us to feel better about being diabetic. On this day we will also be aiming to beat the current world record of 'most diabetics in one room'. This...
  20. Northerner

    'Super-grafts' that could treat diabetes

    To save patients with a severe form of type 1 diabetes (characterized by the absence of functional insulin-producing cells), pancreatic cell transplantation is sometimes the last resort. The pancreas contains cell clusters -- called islets of Langerhans -- where cells that produce blood glucose...
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