My daughter got diagnosed in march and i was looking for a support group for me aswell as her. Iv just noticed that on here the groups are in the USA lol a long way for me to go as im in the UK.
There are two possible ways to find a support in the UK. One is JDRF. In the US, they have volunteers who reach out to newly diagnosed diabetics and can arrange to meet you and your daughter. JDRF may also have contact information for support groups. The second is Facebook. There are several groups for T1D, and some of the people in those groups may know about support groups that meet in person. Good luck!
hi @Hayleyuk, yes most of the active members here are from the US but there are some from the UK. I don’t think the help and support you will get here is limited to the US, the strategies and using insulin and food and exercise is fairly universal. Yes health care and devices, school and insurance questions may require more local help. and then of course when you say your blood sugar is 18 we all think you are crazy low!
If I can suggest, you may ask your health specialist such as your daughter’s endocrinologist if they know of some local support. Before joining T1N I tried and found some local and live support through my doctors office.
When the corona-crisis eases up a little I typically fly to Ireland and Amsterdam to support my projects in fact I have a large project starting up in London very soon. It’s not as far away as you think! =) good luck!
Hi there! As @joe shared, there are some participants on the forum from the UK and other countries. You might speed up “hits” if you include “I’m in the UK” or something similar in your topic - or you could start one called “Looking for friends in the UK.”
Iv asked my DN and she has helped me out alot and gave me a few places where i can volunteer at after laughing. So sorry USA Its in the UK but i like it on here so i might hang around for a bit.
. It’s still fun to have friends online overseas!
To true and i can’t wait.
Hi Hayley @Hayleyuk, nice to see you here.
Yes, although most of the members on here live in the “Colony”, I do see others on here from the UK. Also, I occasionally receive articles from a diabetes organization based in England, I’m looking back in my library to refresh my memory for the name; I also chat occasionally with Members of the Medalist Group who live in your country. There is a large children with diabetes group that I heard about - https://www.childrenwithdiabetesuk.org/
Diabetes is diabetes no matter in which country you live, and we will offer you suggestions for effective management based on personal experiences while trying to manage our own condition; I’ve been living quite well and actively with diabetes for over sixty years. The former leader of your country, Teresa May, is a wonderful advocate for people with diabetes and she very openly and unashamedly displays her continuous glucose monitor, a Libre Freestyle CGM, at state Events.