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United Kingdom Diabetics

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

Members: 376
Latest Activity: Apr 17

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Meeting other diabetics & UK conferences

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gbDOC tweet chat

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I'm Pumping

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How do I break it to my mother?

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Hey just started a new group!

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Do You Have a Diabetic Foot Treatment Question?

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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)

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What type have I got

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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
epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/15519 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 http://www.jobshop.stir.ac.uk/emp-issues/nin.php and http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/index.htm 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 Zo Zo on April 19, 2011 at 10:44am
Eliza, I cant comment really about your entitlement to the NHS as a foreigner, as i can only say what the NHS is like. However it will be worthwhile to speak to the British Embassy in your country about it, and about the move to Britain for a year and see what they say. As long as your friends/lecturers know that you have diabetes, if worst came to the worst you'd get an ambulance called out to you.
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!
Comment by Mark Jones on March 26, 2011 at 3:59pm
Hi . new to this site; but had type 1 for 21 year's. reasonably o. k do a hypo as we all do if i miss ameal or am late with one. treated with 2 insulin injection's daily .mixtard human. i'm 45 yrs old' and diagnosed in 1990'. my control varies but most day's my reading's are normal' 4-9. is usually my level's . i live in wrexham. and yes sometimes i do eat the wrong thing's and get sick.
 

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