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    Diabetes support and advice.

    Seeing as we have a handful of sugar intolerant members thought it might be an idea to have a thread to cover the issue. There are a large number of people walking around who are totally unaware they have the illness so firstly my advice would be to see your GP if you have a family history of diabetes, you have had gestational diabetes, you’re 40 or over, overweight, or have any of the following symptoms...

    Needing to pee more frequently
    Drinking more than usual
    Numbness/pins and needles in feet or hands
    Sudden weight loss
    Itchy dry skin
    Increased appetite
    Blurred vision

    Also some medication can increase your risk of developing the illness, Mirtazipine being one of them. All it takes is a simple blood test to find out.
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    Regular blood glucose testing isn’t always necessary however it doesn’t do any harm to monitor levels to know you’re on the right track. Medication isn’t always needed if a good healthy diet is in place. In fact a healthy diet is the most essential tool for everyone. A guideline on what you should be eating can be found here http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diet/nhs-diet-advice.html

    Also recommended is www.mapmydiabetes.co.uk. You need to be signed up by a healthcare assistant so speak with your GP or diabetes nurse/consultant about registering.
    ‘The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.'
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    Thanks for this, lovely
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    Brilliant thread.
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