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Started by: dartgirl
On: 04/10/2016 | 20:48
Replies: 18

by: misspage
on: 05/10/2016 | 06:46
@newlife1, you don't only end up needing insulin if you don't take advice. As @andyscl, type 1 diabetics will need it from the beginning. With type 2, the tablets encourage your pancreas to make and release insulin. If you lose weight the requirements go down due to body mass. However if the pancreas continues to decline then and produce too little insulin then it'll need to be injected. Yes, this can be due to not controlling blood sugar, but that isnt always the case.

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by: sweetpotato97
on: 05/10/2016 | 07:11
I shall check it out
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by: regfaeforth1976
on: 05/10/2016 | 07:14
My mate is struggling to get life insurance cos he is a diabetic,one company was tryin to charge him £90 month
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by: andyslc
on: 05/10/2016 | 07:33
@regfaeforth1976 he could try the diabetes UK website see if they have any information. They also have a forum with 600 000 posts so maybe some info in there.

Unfortunately with other problems I m too broken for most insurers so don't have any personal recommendations to make. If he joined that forum he may get some though.
Veni vidi dormivi
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by: ceejays
on: 05/10/2016 | 15:08

if they all sang of the same hymm sheet ok, but they all have differing views i live the life of a benedictine monk and dont suffer from it any more

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by: tonicurtis1967
on: 05/10/2016 | 15:27
Im diabetic too
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by: sega_nintendo
on: 05/10/2016 | 15:58
I work at a school, there is quite a few insulin dependant 6 year olds, it's a horrible thing to have.
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by: andyslc
on: 05/10/2016 | 16:34
There's much worse things you can have @sega_nintendo. The needles these days are tiny compared to when I first started injections and compared to when my dad started they are minuscule. My lad was diagnosed at 4 years old (he's 9 now) which was a shock as it had been late teens/early 20s for me, my dad, and my uncles. He has coped with it way better than I did at 18 yrs old.
Veni vidi dormivi
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by: jimfraegala
on: 05/10/2016 | 16:35

My auntie had diabetes and it was so awful, really was.




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