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A brief note to introduce myself.
My names is Andrew and though I have not yet been diagnosed with diabetes though I know I am at risk. I am 47 years old and live in the north west UK.
In my day job I deal with people with diabetes every single day as I am a full time specialist in helping people with health conditions including diabetes to obtain life cover (in the UK). I also write a blog which often looks at issues to do with diabetes and life cover. I get a high level of satisfaction from my job as I feel that I am doing something that is of real help to others.
I have registered on the forum in order to listen to other people's stories and to learn more.:)
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Hi Andrew! I'm new here too.

My first husband was in the military and we spent three years in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (1995-1998). Best years of my life (so far). Man, I love the UK! Haven't been able to make it back, but someday . . .

Anyway, welcome!
 

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Hello & welcome, Andrew. The support I get on this forum is at least as helpful as any meds I take - these folks are incredible.

Since you know you're at risk, the best thing you can do for yourself is get your exercise & your way-of-eating (WOE) squared away. Might not even hurt to get a meter & take an occasional after-meal reading. An hour or so after meals will give you the real indication of rising blood glucose. I know the docs always want fastings, but the postprandials tell the tale a lot earlier than fastings.

Thanks for joining us - visit often.
 
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