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Blog entries by Charles Robin

  1. Well this has been one to forget. It's approaching 2 am and I'm still awake in part because of my diabetes. It began like any other Wednesday. Did piano practice, some vague stuff in the afternoon, and then had dinner before going to teach a piano lesson and accompany a choir. I had something...
  2. Wow, talk about a lapse. I last updated this thing in April last year. No time like the present to correct things, I guess. Over the last few months, I've been busy! My last post contained some cautious optimism about my eye appointment, and that it turned out that slight maculopothy was not...
  3. In my last blog entry, I mentioned that after my retinal screening, I had been given an appointment with the hospital opthalmology department. Well, that appointment happened this morning! I shall give the thrilling account of what transpired. I was apprehensive about this one. I had built it...
  4. I held off posting this blog entry for a couple of weeks, whilst I played around with my Tresiba dose and saw what it was doing to my blood sugars. I am now ready to cautiously report success with the switch. For the first few days my blood sugars got some hay and some wire, and put them...
  5. I am pleased to report that I have started my 'probationary period' with Tresiba. I saw the DSN last Wednesday. She downloaded my blood test results, and was very worried by the frequency of hypos I was having. According to the data, 20% of all my results over the last 3 months have been under...
  6. Just a quick recount of some brute stupidity today. Yesterday afternoon, I went for a coffee with my wife. My blood sugars were 5.2 when I had lunch, so I figured all was good. However, I didn't realise I had done the classic stupid thing; given myself my short acting insulin twice. Instead of...
  7. I have had a busy couple of weeks, and have quite frankly been rubbish with keeping up my blog posts. Well, at this precise moment, I am rectifying that! To be honest I have not had much to report that would interest the diabetes community until today. I had my latest diabetic clinic this...
  8. As the title suggests, my cold is still here. I think it's starting to lose, but I'm still not enjoying it! My sense of smell is starting to return ( I have been seeing if I can smell the contents of my coffee jar for the last few days, this morning was the first success all week). Now, however,...
  9. I still have a cold. This one has been a bit of a stealth cold. It looked like it wasn't going to do anything much, but now the dreaded sore throat has reared its head. So I was really, really decadent and slept in until 9 this morning. I took some anadin, and that made the symptoms reduce by...
  10. I'm going to have a productive day today dagnammit. I have planned to have a productive day. So waking up with a sore throat is less than ideal. But it shall not be an excuse! Anadin consumed, brain in gear. So, pancake day just happened. Shrove Tuesday. An ex housemate once asked me if it...
  11. I'm skiving off piano practice today. The conductor of the choirs I accompany cancels rehearsals during half term, as a lot of the singers have children/grandchildren to look after. That means I get a couple more evenings in with my wife this week, woo! And I can focus on writing instead of...
  12. Our bodies are designed to do certain things at certain times. Every now and then, these things don't happen when they should, leading to problems. See where I'm going with this? Really? Are you sure? Because you don't see at all. So let me shed some light. This morning I sneezed. This caused my...
  13. Ok, let me answer one burning question straight off. At the end of my last post, I hinted that I may have been eaten by a bear whilst trying out low carb. This in fact, did not happen. Maybe I should have saved that revelation until the end. That's why you readers of previous posts came back,...
  14. I'm going to try and write a coherent blog entry, but I have competition for my concentration right now. My wife is a few feet away, playing the Lego Movie video game. It's rather distracting (I've looked over three times while writing this sentence so far) but I'll give it my best shot! So I...
  15. Not a bad morning so far. I've done some piano practice, and then moved on for some writing. All background material for my attempt at writing a coherent second draft of a novel. Still a way to go before I have all the material I need, but one step at a time! That goes for diabetes as well. I'm...
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