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I have to make young people aware of the dangers of reducing your insulin dose for weight loss. This can potentially leave your diabetes out of control and may lead to a ketoacidotic episode which can mean being admitted to hospital. I have posted a good link about this and the hazards associated with it. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Living_with_diabetes/Diabulimia/
569 views milan, North London - Fri, 9 Sep 2016
I care for my elderly father who has dementia. He doesn't need much help usually although he needs to be watched over as he wanders and leaves the gas cooker on. I want to go away for a week - does anyone know whether the NHS or social services will arrange his care while i go away?
613 views CarerPenny, Herts - Sat, 30 Jul 2016
If anyone is looking for a relaxing way of spending a summer’s afternoon you might want to think about going PYO for fresh fruit at any of these places which I like: Cammas hall Farm , Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT Graveley strawberries, Graveley, SG4 7EH Hawks wick fruit Harpenden Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6JG If you have any good ideas on how to make good fruit dishes and drinks please share with us here.
660 views Janet, United Kingdom - Fri, 1 Jul 2016
We desperately need a new hospital in West Herts - after the closure of A&E in Hemel people are forced to travel to Watford which is struggling terribly. The Leave campaign told us that voting out would free up £350m per week to spend on the NHS. Now that the decision has been made, it's time they put their money where their mouth is. Please post your support in this discussion group if you agree and share with your friends. Herts Valley CCG are apparently a member of this group and will...
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