Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Diabetic Places to be

Hi fellow peoples
There's lots of sites and blogs about diabetes to visit.  A couple I've been on are
Diabetic forum - https://forum.diabetes.org.uk/boards/ and
Diabetes UK - https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
You can view the forum without signing up.  However, to post requires you to.  Having signed up can make posts, ask questions and get advice.  I have found it supportive and informative.  It's a UK site, so you get UK figures and info.  Sometimes there are links posted to other sites that are helpful as well.  And you don't kneed to post just about diabetes.  There are regulars, who post often, so you can get to know people.  It is moderated, which includes removal of swearing in posts.  I was told it's intended to be family safe.  As in younger people can go on.  It's work/library/public safe.
Diabetes UK is a national charity that provides information, support and does various activities.  These include free Information Days around the country that diabetics can attend.  They also have a free information pack that you can request.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

My diabetes

I was planning to call this whole blog (not just the post) My Diabetes, as I expect I could be talking about my self a lot.  I might also mention diabetes, as I am diabetic.  That's taken though.

The So you're diabetic then name comes from how I found out that I have diabetes.  I was in hospital with an infection (Cellulitis). Every time a nurse(/heath care professional?) came round in the first few days they said: "So, you're diabetic then."
"That's the first I've heard." - "Not that I knew!"

That was in December, 7 months ago.  I'm still coming to terms with it.  Trying to find out what I'm supposed to do to manage my diabetes.

[Edit: 2016] Ok, so the support group idea isn't going yet, and no I haven't done any more posts yet.  Sorry on both counts.  I've been dealing with various things, including my flat being refurbished.  Hopefully posts coming soon.