2017 was an unimaginable yr for the Diabetes Forum. First we celebrated the milestone of reaching 250,000 discussion board members, then a University of London research demonstrated how the Forum empowers wellbeing amongst our customers.
The Diabetes Forum continues to be place of help, collaboration and teamwork, and we thanks all to your contributions, nonetheless huge or small.
As we close to the tip of the yr, meet up with the 10 most popular Forum posts of 2017.
1. Parking nice for treating hypo
“Today I received a £70 parking fine from a private company for overstaying by 20 minutes. My reason for overstaying was because I was treating a hypo.”
2. Taking again management
“On July 27 2017 I stopped all medication, and on 15 Sept 2017 my HbA1c was 41 mmol/mol (5.9%). I hope that this inspires others to take back control.”
three. Workplace discrimination
“My boss pulled me into the office and said, ‘I’m gonna be blunt. I just don’t understand your condition or why it is such an effort for you to manage it.’”
four. Cannabis use and diabetes
“I am aware of the dangers linked with cannabis, and personally I am comfortable with my judgement. I just wanted to get some views on smoking as a type 1.”
5. 70 years with kind 1
Ray Burrows celebrated 70 years residing with kind 1 diabetes earlier this yr. He attributes his success to versatile consuming and common train.
6. Advised to reuse lances
“At a recent appointment with my diabetic nurse I was told I could reuse my lancets. Is that really right?”
7. Worst evaluation with DSN
“My appointment today with the DSN to discuss my high blood sugars went nowhere. I feel so angry right now, they are just not listening to me.”
eight. BG from 21.5 to 10.four after train
“My blood sugar was 21.5. I read exercise can lower blood sugar so this morning I went for a 4 mile run and after half an hour my BG was 10.4.”
9. Metformin and vitamin B12
“Can the metformin SR cause my vitamin B12 deficiency? I have been having headaches, am always tired, and developed a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.”
10. Awkward avocados
A US put up exhibiting ‘Awkward Avocados’ sparked a captivating dialog about ripeness and textures of the superfood.