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  • Just returned from my Diabetic clinic with the results of my first true HbA1/C with my new pump and am very pleased with the figure as well as what my pump predicted. Firstly my blood sugar was 6.1 or 43mmol/mol. I must say that my pump has performed admirably after I removed a few hiccups with...
  • Tipetoo
    Posted by Tipetoo on Feb 8
    I have just purchased a Lifesmart blue tooth meter here in Australia. It is as accurate when compared with my Freedom lite readings, and the strips are subsidised by the NDSS (code 312) as well. Comes in a reasonable carry case. although the lancing device is medievil and went into the bin....
  • jjraak
    Posted by jjraak on Feb 7
    Finally began my BLOG... But what to put in it ,? Others seem to do their factual journey better, others set out the scientific information really well. And while it's a collective piece, as we all suffer the danger of similar condition. We are all individuals, and see the journey through our...
  • oldsteve
    Posted by oldsteve on Feb 6
    I have read an article about resistant starches (RS) and wonder if any others have come across these. Apparently, RS although high in carbs, it is the type of carb which does not affect blood sugar as it is not digestible (something like the sugar alcohols I suppose, e.g. Erythritol). It is also...
  • Nov 2018 still, but now I've got a bit more confidence and i start finding out other things about this disease..in particular Metformin and the effects it CAN have in some cases. Thank you alex..most illuminating. every day on here is a school day, i am learning so much about this...
  • jjraak
    Posted by jjraak on Feb 5
    a question came and and i've been blessed to have been able to travel so for india i gave this advise. ah, how lucky ..i hope you enjoy., nevenneves been many times ourselves, but only to goa, and love it. People lovely, but be prepared for beggars and almost everyone at airports, etc...
  • Boudicea1
    Posted by Boudicea1 on Jan 28
    Has anyone any advice for antipsychotic drug induced diabetes please? My son very rarely has a single figure reading.
  • First of all, I hope everyone who reads this blog had a wonderful Christmas and kept themselves well. My particular downfall has always been mince pies with Brandy cream. Don't ask what I have to dose when having one lol. Even though I am a firm advocate of the Medtronic 670 pump, I would just...
  • I bought myself an ice cream maker as a Christmas toy. I also sent for some natural flavourings of vanilla, strawberry, cherry, almond and raspberry. The ice cream maker is only small as I don't have very much space in my kitchen. Consequently it is a model that needs the bowl to be kept in...
  • I was diagnosed T2 on 21st November via a routine blood test that showed an HBA1c of 50. I had previously had results of 43 and 44 and the Dr had warned that I would be diabetic if my weight kept going up. I had a back injury during the summer and moved very little so the Dr wasn’t surprised...
  • I get so angry at sites that profess to "want to help" and yet they still expect you to pay. Im aure I can't be the onlt persone on her who are in the very low income bracket eat or heat thats me and yet still these sites want money how is that helpful. I apprciate they have staff etc but why...
  • Another year ! 2019 was the start of my low carb journey where I managed to reduce my weight to pre diabetic era ‍♂️ 2020 is the beginning of my re-education journey! I have decided to enrol on a health coach diploma course at the young age of 61 yrs ... who said it’s never to late to study ....
  • Hello, everyone . my name is Emma.i have been diagnosed with diabetes about ten years. My parents just are normal worker in factory .but they give me more love and care . i love them . they brought Dexcom for me .but it is so expensive and the alarm is not very well sometime . so my dad changd...
  • ↑made many friends while on here, some stayed, some left, but the abiding comments were usually, like this one i replied to https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-was-your-fasting-blood-glucose-with-some-chat.22272/page-1870#post-1940169 Mine was a 2 x 4 hour session..more then enough,...
  • bulkbiker
    Posted by bulkbiker on Jan 3
    Interesting that after one day of no coffee or tea (01 Jan) I went back to my usual 4 coffees and 1 tea yesterday. Had last coffee slightly later than usual as we were at some friends for supper about 9 pm.. (beef sirloin roast yummy) Last night went to bed at 12.30 (had to drive back from...
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