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United Kingdom Diabetics


United Kingdom Diabetics

Join this group if you have diabetes and you live somewhere in the UK (Admin: Ross)

Members: 377
Latest Activity: Mar 5

Diabetes Forum

Is this group still alive?

Started by Walesteacher-Lee Jul 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Meeting other diabetics & UK conferences

Started by Alissa. Last reply by Shelley Scott Avon Jun 9, 2013. 10 Replies

gbDOC tweet chat

Started by Andrea. Last reply by Andrea Sep 18, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm Pumping

Started by Jan Rout. Last reply by La Jun 27, 2012. 5 Replies

How do I break it to my mother?

Started by latvianchick. Last reply by La Jun 27, 2012. 3 Replies

Hey just started a new group!

Started by Justin Staunton. Last reply by Justin Staunton May 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Do You Have a Diabetic Foot Treatment Question?

Started by Daniel A. Weisz. Last reply by muleman Jan 5, 2012. 7 Replies

NHS NIHR research for the future

Started by Ollie. Last reply by Jgos Oct 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Health care for diabetes in UK

Started by Vonda K. Last reply by pgcity Oct 7, 2011. 42 Replies

David cameron

Started by Osob. Last reply by Zo Zo Sep 12, 2011. 5 Replies

Diabetes and discalculia (numerical dyslexia)

Started by latvianchick. Last reply by CheekyGrin2011 Aug 20, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by jake on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am
Hi everyone. It doesn't seem very busy in here but always good to hear from people who understand it! I got diagnosed Jan 2010 and have been keeping things under control OK with diet and metformin. Currently HbA1c is 5.2%. However, any tips on how to keep it up year after year would be good. And any ideas for low-carb savoury snacks?
Comment by moz1972 on September 18, 2011 at 1:10pm
hi everyone
Comment by Mucka on September 17, 2011 at 9:17am
Hi every one, Any one from the Black Country?
Comment by gail on September 11, 2011 at 11:41pm
Good morning everybody just found this site hoping it will help me with my diabetes
Comment by Justyna on September 2, 2011 at 5:44pm We need signatures! It's a petition to make Insulin Pumps more available to t1 diabetics in the UK Pleas sign & share - if we get 100,000 signatures this petition may be debated in the House of Commons.
Comment by Awel on August 13, 2011 at 10:48am
Any one from Wales? :)
Comment by Dave Roberts on May 5, 2011 at 8:58am
Hi Eliza, as am American who has been living in the UK now, I understand your concern. The care i receive is great and the NHS is wonderful (though not perfect). You will need to get an NI number when you arrive here. Two websites with information about this are and The folk here have always been very helpful to me, so I wouldn't worry about it. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me. Or anyone else here - everyone is very helpful!
Comment by Elizabeth Rae on April 19, 2011 at 10:25am
Hi all. Not sure if this is the right place to post questions, but here goes...
I recently got an offer to study at the LSE for a 1 year masters program. I'm thrilled by this opportunity and the program is a perfect fit for what I want to do (International development). I'm still working out the financing and deciding whether or not i should try to defer until next year because the program starts this September. I would have so much to figure out, not to mention all of the diabetes things that would come into play.
Can anyone tell me about the healthcare system there? The LSE web site mentioned that students studying for more than 6 months can qualify to be under the NHS, so this is good news, but the school isn't giving me a lot of information (it seems they dont want to help too much until i have accepted their offer).
It is also just a huge thing to go abroad for a year not knowing anyone and having that fear of something diabetes-related happening and being completely on my own. I know I will meet people but who wants to say "hi! nice to meet you. here is my emergency shot, the glucagon, can i show you how to administer it?" ha
Comment by Mark Jones on March 28, 2011 at 2:31pm
Yes i used to it now and have never tried anything else' it's a case of sticking to what i know'
for now anyway. might change later on.
MDI could be the one i go for. thank's for the tip'
Comment by DBolding on March 26, 2011 at 10:33pm
Hi Mark, welcome to the site!

Your on 2 injections a day!? is that through choice? Im on MDI and find it so much easier. I can get as and when I want, even miss a meal if I chose without having to worry about a hypo :-D

Anyway, welcome!

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