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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 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.
Comment by gingercat on January 27, 2011 at 1:09pm
Sorry about late reply Helen, but yes, I am trying to build my back strength up as I also have a bad back! I have a TENS machine when I do walk and it helps to some extent. At the moment, I am still not taking metformin much to my GP's chargrin. I do monitor my BG and it nevers falls below 20. Last reading tonight was 23.6..I am confused about the carbohydrate intake as I do love pasta and sphaghetti and potato. Not in huge amounts but they do form the basis of my diet. Anyway if anyone has info on this carbohydrate business, I would love to hear..and I know it does seem to be a confusing subject..however, on the positive, I have started dancing on my kids' wii!
Comment by Helen on November 5, 2010 at 11:42am
Hi gingercat. Is it slow release Metformin because if it isn't you need to ask for it to be changed, The slow release is better. Do you exercise as this will help with both the diabetes and depression. Nice walks in a park with the autumn colours is a lovely way to enjoy a weekend and may help. Sorry if you have already been told this. Helen
Comment by gingercat on October 28, 2010 at 12:23pm
Hi, just joined and recently diagnosed with T2. I am supposed to be taking metformin but as I have depression I find this affects my ability to cope. I am from London, but I have lived in Cambridgeshire for the past 15 years.
Comment by Helen on October 8, 2010 at 8:00am
Hi Anyone out there who is running the London Marathon next year and isn't fit enough yet? Would be really good to compare notes.
Comment by Duncan on August 18, 2010 at 11:33am
Hi Gang! Does anyone know whether the Omnipod is available in the UK. I'm a paradigm user and nearly at the end of the present pump so was thinking about whether to change next time and having seen the reviews was wondering whether the Omnipod was the way to go but didn't know if it was avaiable here. Any ideas? D
Comment by Sue on August 18, 2010 at 3:35am
Hi, you need to ask your healthcare team about a DAFNE course. It's for Type 1s -- there are often local variations of this course. The main DAFNE course is a week long and faily intensive but very helpful. The other versions tend to be a few hours a week. Sue
Comment by natalie on August 17, 2010 at 7:13pm
hi, i have heard of this course that takes place in england that helps you manage your diabetes. does anyone know what it is called and when it is.
Comment by thewall on June 11, 2010 at 8:28am
Hi, I stumbled onto tudiabetes and thought I would join. Had Type 1 diabetes a while and have recently started using a pump. I live in Warwickshire with wife and two children. The pump has been a new experience for me and the family but it does seem to be quite good.
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on May 23, 2010 at 11:20pm
Hi Natalie nice to read your comments cannot speak for others but at times my diabetes really gets me down I know in the sceme of things it is just a condition some of us get others get far worse things all I can say is take each day as it comes some are good some are bad but they are days and some days we can achieve fantasic wonderful things keep going best regards ramundow

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