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Blog entries by nomoredonuts

  1. Yep, February 1st 2016 was the day I became diabetic. (Actually I was pretty obviously diabetic a couple of years before that but didn't know). How do I feel about this minor milestone? I don't know really. Have I beaten diabetes? No, of course not. I've had spectacular success in reversing the...
  2. I'm not normally one for moody introspection, but sometimes you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I gleefully came off Bendroflumethiazide last year after being on it for years. My blood pressure was quite good and for once the GP agreed. But since Christmas my BP started to climb and...
  3. I haven't mentioned my holiday for a couple of weeks. That's because I was on it. Honest, I tried to check in on you guys but a combination of dodgy wifi, mountains, having to drive a bit more than 2000 miles* and a grandson meant I've been out of touch for a while. This was a trip I've wanted...
  4. On a whim, I ditched my Amitryptylines while on holiday in July, after having taken them for around twenty years. They always did a great job of damping down my first signs of awakening at 4 am, allowing me to doze on, and on, like an internal snooze button. This supposedly "rested" me, having...
  5. I made a Chicken Pilau last night and it moved me to write this blog. There's not a lot of difference which term you use, I've even heard Pilaff, Pelau and Plaw. I learned this recipe from an old Trinidadian and she burnt sugar in a pan in which to brown chicken pieces before adding the onions,...
  6. I'd not not been home long from a trip abroad during which I'd experienced a few twinges in my lower back, when sciatic pain down my left leg worsened to the point that I couldn't stand. The only respite was lying completely flat. (This was ten days before Christmas when I was due to cook for...
  7. Its quite an uncomfortable feeling to be detached from your life support system, being forced to rely on long forgotten caveman instincts for your basic needs. Then after three days, just when you think you are coping, pure luck hands you a life-line. Or should that be a life online. We flew to...
  8. I had a bit of a skinful last night round at the neighbours. A gentle San Mig to start then a couple of tumblers of red wine, with dinner. Then it went a bit wrong. I kept hearing myself refusing the port but it kept being refilled. (Neighbour is Type 2 but the NHS version so anything goes). We...
  9. You heard it here first. I've just come through a difficult couple of weeks where my normal cheerful optimism took a bit of a knock. I started plotting BS levels on graphs each month since March and have seen a slow but definite downward progression from the 10.8's through an average of 8.2, 7.2...
  10. This week I sneaked off to a quiet Cornish fishing port in search of sunshine and good times. One night I found myself stuck in front of a juicy chargrilled sirloin steak. It came with fat chips and a watercress garnish. What's a chap to do? Bite of steak. Stab some watercress. Then......
  11. I went to a wedding last weekend and at times felt quite left out. The venue was wall to wall with tasty sweet forbidden treats, which sadly I'm no longer allowed to get my lips round. But that’s enough about the bridesmaids. The caterers served school dinner roast lamb with creamy dauphinoise...
  12. One of the few good things that came out of my education session was a chat with the DN, where I mentioned my struggles with Metformin. I have documented on these pages, in nauseating detail, my all-nighters on the midnight throne. I take two 500mg, one with brekkie, one with dinner. I've tried...
  13. Let me go back a couple of weeks. I finally went to my Diabetes Education in late April having been diagnosed in late January. No surprises there and I sat on my hands and tried not to interrupt while the standard NHSisms were trotted out. I amused myself by trying to work out who in the small...
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