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  • Gary61
    Posted by Gary61 on Nov 13
    Hi all, I've just got back from a nice long walk with my Golden Retriever called Jessie and thought I'd tell you about the changes I've made to my diet with dramatic results. Last week, a friend of mine suggested that I watch a new film/documentary called ' THE GAME CHANGERS ' on Netflix. So I...
  • I've just had a really good day at the Diabetes U.K. Tech Conference which was held in Swansea University. There were several speakers presenting, from Senior Consultants to a few Type 1 individuals. I learnt that for a much safer chance of developing complications, a diabetic must stay in the...
  • Hi everyone, today I thought I would show you how I control my blood sugars when having a curry. I know that probably the vast majority of Type 1 diabetics would never dream of eating something like this so I thought I'd show that it is possible to do so especially using my new pump, My...
  • I've just returned after spending 4 days in Paris as a surprise birthday present for my daughter. We decided to spend a night in London and then travel by Eurostar to Paris on the following day. The convenience of being hooked up to a pump makes all the difference in enjoying a trip away. It...
  • poemagraphic
    Posted by poemagraphic on Oct 30
    Shine on Oh! Light of Silence How You resonate deeply within my soul my very being Lost in an eternity of incessant noise. I sense freedom at last Now like a crescendo from the Gods it bursts my limitations Shattering them into an infinitesimal smattering of smithereens far beyond...
  • poemagraphic
    Posted by poemagraphic on Oct 21
    Don’t Cross The Line There is something wrong here, there is no denying So many of our youth, daily are dying Stabbed with a blade, with malicious intent Blead out on the ground, lay under our tent A blue and white tape, flaps in the breeze That cordons off a crime scene. There on their knees...
  • Gary61
    Posted by Gary61 on Oct 14
    Had a really difficult day trying to maintain a good level of control. I pumped a fair bit more insulin than I needed with no real visible effect. It was very frustrating. Out of desperation and several hours I then renewed my cannula and placed it on a different site. Lo and behold my sugars...
  • Resurgam
    Posted by Resurgam on Oct 9
    At the beginning of October there is a knitting show I attend as an exhibitor, and to which I cart a couple of machines and their ribbers, a table and a stand, lots of yarn, books and things to sell. This year my daughter decided to go on holiday, and my husband decided he was ill, and someone...
  • My T2 pre-diabetes has been confirmed with the lastest hbc1a blood test with a slightly higher result of 43. My aim is to learn as much as I can about T2 and to try to get my levels to "normal" range. I have a plant based diet and lowish carb intake. Since my first hbc1a test I've cut out white...
  • 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...
  • Phew, working really hard in the gym at the mo and loving it. Just thought I would upload a trend showing how I go about trying to control my blood sugars when I run on the treadmill. I thought on this trend that I would attempt to run for 8km which would have been impossible when I started 7...
  • After my dentist said that I needed to do more to keep my dental plaque under control, I had a think about what I could try to help the problem. As I clean my teeth after every meal and use floss (albeit carefully around my crowns) at night, I felt at a bit of a loss. A bit of research...
  • Resurgam
    Posted by Resurgam on Sep 26
    At the August Bank Holiday I went out to a gig with my morris side, the pub had promised water and other drinks, so when I realised I had forgotten my water bottles I did not go back for them. The pub did not provide - not even much water, and although I was given some, and managed to get a...
  • After a couple of weeks in the gym, I can finally say that I am now starting to enjoy my sessions. Everything seems to be a little easier to do now and I can now see a bit of progress in both the distances I now run and the weights that I lift after having 3 rotator cuff injuries over my...
  • Metabolism_Boss
    Posted by Metabolism_Boss on Sep 25
    I had to visit the dentist yesterday afternoon as I had broken a tooth. Not only did I get told that this tooth would have to be taken out in hospital - it was a wisdom tooth and will need to be surgically removed- but I then get a lecture that began "I know you look after your teeth, but as a...
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