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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • bulkbiker
    Posted by bulkbiker on Jan 2
    Woke up to Weight 198.8 pounds 90.17 kg Body fat 26.5% Visceral fat 11 BMI 27 FBG 4.5 mmol/l Ketones 1.2 mmol/l Still got the slight headache but slept well. Zero intake yesterday wasn't as difficult as I thought but it gives you lots of extra time! Weight is most likely water weight as I was...
  • bulkbiker
    Posted by bulkbiker on Jan 1
    Slight headache (probably down to lack of caffeine) and feeling a bit cold and tired but oddly not thirsty. Have taken in absolutely nothing today and tried not to even touch anything wet.. which was mostly successful. Wonder what the morning results will be.. Bloods have been [ATTACH]
  • bulkbiker
    Posted by bulkbiker on Jan 1
    So having dry fasted for 8 hours (asleep) figures this morning were Weight 202 pounds 91.63 kg Body Fat 26% Visceral fat 11 BMI 27.4 FBG 4.9 mmol/l Ketones 0.5 mmol/l Aim today is to not eat or drink anything or be touched by any liquid... we shall see
  • bulkbiker
    Posted by bulkbiker on Dec 31
    Attempting my first hard dry fast for 2020. It's 11:40 pm on 31 Dec 2019 just showered. Will try to have a zero intake of anything until 02 Jan 2020 am. Will give stats tomorrow morning for the start
  • For the US Loopers out there, who are now a little lost without being able to use the Libre US 14 day sensor to loop, I wanted to post a quick guide to getting the US 14 Day Libre sensor working with Loop. I am sure many of you are already doing this, and I am sure there are many ways to...
  • Lamont D
    Posted by Lamont D on Dec 11
    I have had to witness the local A&E three times in the past week. The first was one of my family having rhinovirus, the second was a footballer who had a torn ligament, the third was myself, receiving far too many volts from an electrical power point! What a hat-trick! The care was fantastic,...
  • Hello everyone! Now that I’ve gotten the MiaoMiao and tomato app and running on my 14 day libre. I thought I’d let you all know my thoughts so far, to be updated as things change. For anyone not familiar with the MiaoMiao, i studied and learned more information about MM from MiaoMiao Customer...
  • Gary61
    Posted by Gary61 on Dec 10
    I have now reached a happy medium with my veganish diet. I now stay on it for usually 4 days and then eat basically what I like on the other 3 days of the week. I have found this compromise more achievable to make and am enjoying the contrasting differences I am experiencing. I had my 5yr old...
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