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Thirst and diabetes

I’ve just checked NHS direct and it seems I should go and see my gp. But I just wanted to ask is it usual to feel thirsty all the time...

Jack, United Kingdom - Thu, 4 Jun 2015

Freestyle Libre

Has anyone tried the FreeStyle Libre glucose scanning system from Abbott?

Bryony, United Kingdom - Fri, 8 May 2015

Diabetic recipes

Eating a healthy, balanced diet when you are living with diabetes can be challenging. So we thought it might be helpful to members...

hf-editors, Thu, 13 Nov 2014

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