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If you've just been diagnosed as having

Diabetes


See Diabetes UK (formerly the British Diabetic Association) and other international links when some helpful person e-mails me with more information.


If you've just been diagnosed as having DIABETES, don't worry - it's not as bad as it might be imagined to be. Those injections are almost painless because the needles are very tiny and are subcutaneous rather than intravenous. And you don't have to give up chocolate, you just have to use moderation. A little of what you fancy does you good. (You don't have to take my word for this - you can test it! Small amounts of chocolate reduce your blood glucose!)

The main thing to avoid is STRESS. Getting upset can put blood-glucose up higher than eating a large slice of chocolate cake.

Also, the disease is likely to be CURABLE at some time.

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