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Birthday:
Feb 6, 1943 (Age: 77)
Location:
North Lincolnshire
Occupation:
Retired Buyer

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holmroad

Member, Male, 77, from North Lincolnshire

Long standing diabetic since 1970. Mar 3, 2015

holmroad was last seen:
Oct 6, 2020
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      holmroad
      holmroad
      Long standing diabetic since 1970.
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      holmroad
      holmroad
      Long standing diabetic since 1970
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Feb 6, 1943 (Age: 77)
    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Occupation:
    Retired Buyer
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 1
    Treatment type:
    Diet only
    Medication:
    Novorapid and Levermir Pens
    Exercise:
    Each morning after shower plus gardening and walks
    Likes:
    Sport, TV, Satellite TV, Surfing internet
    Dislikes:
    Cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
    Unnecessary obesity.
    I was a sportsman, especially when young - rugby, soccer, tennis, cricket, rifle shooting - and so always kept very fit.
    In 1970 I was diagnosed with tablet/carbohydrate 'portions' diet treatment diabetes, at the age of 27, following an insurance test which had revealed sugar in my urine!
    Following the 2 year 'honeymoon period' - and following a number of infections & sores I was placed on to insulin treatment - however despite many knock-backs I continued to play at a high level of both soccer and tennis - also badminton and squash - thus keeping very fit, which has in my opinion always helped maintain a high level of diabetic control.
    Hypos I do get periodically, but no hypers, but I find that with 'analogue' type insulin I can recognise the highs and lows! I have been on the Basal Bolus regime for approx. 10 years.
    Now in retirement - and following hip replacement in 2000 - I no longer am able to play any sport, so enjoy my garden - all of which helps to keep me reasonably fit.
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