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i,m finding it hard to get my BS levels down dispite medication and diet

1 reply , 3823 views scrappy, suffolk - Tue, 28 Feb 2017


exsplaining what its really like to live with type 1

I am hoping that the fabulous community here will post replies on this thread about the subject in the title, or possibly provide links to people's blogs on the subject, this topic could then hopefully be something that could be shown to gather support from family members, it could be helpful to newly diagnosed families. Thanks so much for reading and for posting if you are able. https://www.youtube.com/v/EskUNarI2BE?rel=0

1145 views jon, Herts Valley - Wed, 16 Nov 2016


just diagnosed with diabetes

I was just diagnosed last week with diabetes. My drive to work was tough as my vision was blurry. At this point, wearing my glasses in worse than not wearing them. I was already having difficult seeing close up with glasses due to my age, but now it is impossible to see close up. Once this is all under control, will my vision be "ok"? I really don't want permanent eye damage if I can avoid it. Thank you.

1874 views barryM, Enfield - Mon, 31 Oct 2016


should I start insulin or not?

Hi, I have become used to Metformin after 7 years. I am incontinent at least once a week and I am not happy, My feet are going numb and I'm frightened. I want to be on insulin. I want low BG's not the high ones I get now. Can somebody advise me whether I should start insulin or not? Thanks.

4 replies , 2246 views jerry123, United Kingdom - Mon, 24 Oct 2016


Chest Infection, do I need to go to the doctors or walk in centre

I have a chest infection, I don't know how dangerous it is for me to have them, but my diabetes nurse said that I can be put back into hospital if untreated. How dangerous can it be? Do I need to go to the doctors or a walk in centre? I am doing the same stuff I did before I went into hospital, (heavy breathing, headaches, dizziness, not eating). I am really scared as I don't want to be in hospital again.

1465 views Liz1, United Kingdom - Fri, 7 Oct 2016


Anti diabetic

My mother who is suffering from diabetes..... Got a health drink..which is anti diabetic.... She used for 6months....her sugar levels are under control......from many years she is taking many medicines... But no use.....now after using anti diabetic drink...her sugar level is under control

2 replies , 3332 views suryavamsi, Andhra Pradesh - Thu, 17 Sep 2015


Dexcom G4 sensors

Hi Guys, thanks for this group! Is here anybody who use Dexcom G4 monitoring system? Lucie

1 reply , 2742 views LucieW, Czech Republic - Sat, 11 Jul 2015


Thirst and diabetes

I’ve just checked NHS direct and it seems I should go and see my gp. But I just wanted to ask is it usual to feel thirsty all the time when developing diabetes?

2 replies , 2826 views Jack, United Kingdom - Thu, 4 Jun 2015


Freestyle Libre

Has anyone tried the FreeStyle Libre glucose scanning system from Abbott?

2085 views Bryony, Abingdon - Fri, 8 May 2015


Diabetic recipes

Eating a healthy, balanced diet when you are living with diabetes can be challenging. So we thought it might be helpful to members of this community if we started a discussion thread dedicated to sharing diabetes-friendly recipes. What's your favourite diabetic recipe?

2640 views hf-editors, Thu, 13 Nov 2014

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