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    Now having a very tough time having been been giving a life saving treatment from my local MACMILLION UNIT will not go into details to Boreing and i like to keep upbeat
    and my magical FRRE STYLE LIBRE keeps me and my insulin pump ACCU-CHEK SPIRIT COMBO OF 15 YEARS in just about sane
    i aslo have the latest fast acting gell and sports gel 25 GRAM S of carb
    today i needed some fast acting carbs WELL I TRIED SOME FAST ACTING GLUCOSE CHEWS 10 X 3.2 GRAMS OF CARBS so i am sure you know the type it took me 3 mins of chewing to even break them uo anybody else tried them by time blood sugars going low to say 4 some put my pump in to 20 recent .
    tablets so damm hard why i asked i keep to LUCOXADE ORfast acting gel any body like to add the same problem
    old timer vic 1957 vintage
  2. Good Morning
    To all .
    One of the things i find on many points of Diabetes .
    over a long number of years request are made for help and advice but us looking at subject s can i ask anyone that needs help as this forum says we can only give advice ..
    so please help by stating if you are on INSULIN or DIET/TABLETS will help us a lot to help YOU
    stay safe regard s VIC HILL INSULIN 63 YEARS
  3. WHAT A massive difference . today playing football in Norwich a young girl has the MOST ADVANCED INSULIN PUMP TO DATE MEDITRONICE 670 .
    can adjust insulin input as it reads blood sugars in real time so while playing football a is done for her as she can run challenge and score without a worry for the diabetes that really is brilliant oct 2019
    1958 oct
    Me playing football in Richmond park for Addison sec modern school Shepards Bush .
    start take some extra carbs and just play run challenge trip score for a good 90 mins insulin type diabetic only hope i do not go low 2injection a day no means of adjustment only take less insulin before sport
    and the only thing i can 1 hour after football when back home is the only test we can do in clinctest 5 drop urine 10m drop of water in a test tube colour blue good orange full of sugar
    vic 62 years on insulin
    some brilliant science in all aspects of insulin delivery systems
    Just done print out for my acc check pump
    HIGHEST 26.1 LOWEST 3.2
    have just got the ROCHE TEAM TO COME ON LINE WITH MY computer over 75 mins of working to get the SQL format delete and update so i can get a report
    i think i have had a wake call as my results
    target above range 82.2 % with in range 12.9% below range 4.9%
    so in view of this adjusted time blocks all now 15 per one unit of insulin basel up to 11.5 and a tighten up of food CARBS NOT GUESS WORK
    find out what is fact and try and walk more
    so i think over xmas my FREE STYLE LIBRE will be fitted ,to hell with cost it my life i need to take more CARE
    but overall in that period i had a cataract done and a tooth out
    and i check my average the last 2 days up to 37 % in TARGET
    HAVE GOOD xmas everyone and if you are reading this hope it helps get back on track eating CARROT S ha hah ah
  5. what was it like
    going back in the yard i grew up as a kid.
    very very strange to be allowed back in to the rec room only .but did find out that some of the children at this school had pumps and scanners for there blood sugars and control by pumps for insulin
    my pic is with my dad s old morris car and my mum outside the home which is in the back ground
    tell you what no body wishes to know what we had to do then 1960 no pumps no scanners just insulin and a wee test that was blue or orange
    if it was blue you were ok and if orange more insulin
    but i am still about thanks to all the research and people who discover the modern tech .
    vic 62 years on insulin


    not had a clue who was to be speaker
    but will just say this for over 1 and half hours this person held the small crowd attention, with his humour and life story of diabetics since the age of 11 months about the insulin used the doctors that inspired him and keeped an eye on him and his family, how he grew up in uny life married
    eye bleeds done and repaired by the old and early laser s that welded his bleeding veins in back of the eye and saved his eyesight then how the doctors asked as he was so fit if he would like A KIDNEY/PANCREAS TRANPLANT ,
    his answer was yes ,
    but had to wait for 7 organs before a right was chosen a clue was given to the crowd as the only thing he was to avoid grapefruit juice
    and he missed dialysis but a few weeks great story great book all funds for the sale of the book go to a transplant unit
    great story and humours read
    i do give him a few more years, and 3 years on dialysis but a very lucky kidney transplant myself great man and family
    vic hill 59 years on insulin
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