1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

EllieM's Recent Activity

  1. EllieM rated Mbaker's post Informative in the thread Breakfast carbs.

    Your choices appear to be plant / vegetarian or vegan based is this correct. Just observationally no matter what method of eating is...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  2. EllieM rated In Response's post Agree in the thread Breakfast carbs.

    One of the frustrating things about diabetes is that we are all different. We tolerate different amounts of carbs, we have more...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:59 AM
  3. EllieM liked Brunneria's post in the thread Breakfast carbs.

    Hi, My recommendation would be to get yourself a blood glucose meter and find out what happens to your blood glucose after that portion...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:59 AM
  4. EllieM rated 1970clea's post Agree in the thread Breakfast carbs.

    Testing your blood sugar before and after eating will help you determine which foods are a no go. Personally I got my highest spike...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:59 AM
  5. EllieM rated In Response's post Winner in the thread Eyesight.

    The way it was explained to me (albeit, probably a bit simplified) is ... When we have high blood sugars, our body does its best to get...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  6. EllieM rated Brunneria's post Agree in the thread Eyesight.

    Hi and welcome Yes, at @LittleGreyCat says, our eyes can be affected by raised blood glucose. This can happen slowly, or quickly, and...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:52 AM
  7. EllieM rated LittleGreyCat's post Agree in the thread Eyesight.

    Eyesight does change as control improves. You are supposed to wait a while until your BG is stable(ish) to allow your eyes to adjust to...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:52 AM
  8. EllieM replied to the thread Tresiba not working. Doctor won't listen..

    Welcome to the forums. Assuming that you are T2 (and not misdiagnosed T1) I'd try reducing the carbs in my diet to see whether you can...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM
  9. EllieM liked Antje77's post in the thread Tresiba not working. Doctor won't listen..

    Hi @Geewdra , and welcome to the forum! Sounds like your treatment isn't working too well. Is this doctor a GP or an endocrinologist?...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 5:55 AM
  10. EllieM rated searley's post Agree in the thread Tresiba not working. Doctor won't listen..

    Pretty much insulin is insulin I’m sure it’s doing something.. you’d may be worse without it.. it’s just not doing enough For some...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 5:51 AM
  11. EllieM replied to the thread Oddness.

    Yes. Remember that up to now the libre has mostly been used by T1 diabetics who are taking insulin, and for most of us T1s 10 is a...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 5:50 AM
  12. EllieM rated HSSS's post Agree in the thread Oddness.

    I thought it was other way round. Ie interstitial lags behind meter so do meter first then libre. I’ve got a freebie sensor to use soon...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 5:41 AM
  13. EllieM liked Goonergal's post in the thread Oddness.

    Whatever targets you set yourself. My own targets are just that, applicable to me. The Libre won’t let you set a lower limit below 3.9,...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 5:40 AM
  14. EllieM replied to the thread Metformin - 2 months, still side effects.

    @DisneyGuy I had a look at some of your previous postings and see that you are already on the slow release metformin? Look, 97 is a...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 3:43 AM
  15. EllieM liked Resurgam's post in the thread Metformin - 2 months, still side effects.

    It is almost endearing, the faith that GPs put in the tablets they prescribe - I have not spoken to my GP since I was diagnosed in 2016...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 3:34 AM
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook