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IanD
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IanD

Well-Known Member, Male, from Peterchurch, Hereford

Diagnosed T2 in 2000, complications developed on DUK/NHS diet. No complications after over 8 years low carb/high fat. May 7, 2016

IanD was last seen:
May 31, 2019
    1.  
      cjworld65
      cjworld65
      Hi - I am trying to set up a new account, and although I think that I have completed all that I need to, I appear to only be 70% complete.... not sure what I have missed
      1. IanD
        IanD
        Don't worry, just add specific information when you post to the forum.
        Feb 21, 2015
    2.  
      Erin
      Erin
      Hi IanD and all the moderators and collaborators here. It's great to have feedback and education from Websites on diabetes. Thank you.
      1. IanD
        IanD
        Thanks. I'm glad you find the forum helpful. Our experience as diabetics can be more useful than medical professionals who are not diabetics.
        Feb 21, 2015
    3.  
      BRI12
      BRI12
      Hi i am new here,i am looking for some advice i am t2 taking inserlin plus other meds. i work as self employed on a o hour contract and i have just got out of hospital today after having newmonya is there any kind of benefit i could claim for the time i could be off work, any info would be gratefully appreciated
      1. IanD
        IanD
        I don't think so. Suggest you post in the open forum. Mods don't have all the answers. Sorry.
        Feb 21, 2015
    4.  
      lj1
      lj1
      Hi - is it possible to buy the glycogen emergency packs from anywhere? My partner is type 1 diabetic and had a seizure recently when we were out and it has scared me hugely. We had to call an ambulance and I know that I will worry less if I can get hold of one of the kits. I imagine I will need to go to a GP however...Many thanks
      1. IanD
        IanD
        I am informed:
        Not sure if you can buy them in the UK but they are available on prescription from a gp or diabetes consultant,
        Feb 9, 2015
      2. Dusty13
        Dusty13
        I bought glucogel from Amazon!
        Mar 15, 2015
    5.  
      ange0205
      ange0205
      Hi Ian, my post has been moved forums but I cant tell where its gone to. Can you help?
    6.  
      seanal
      seanal
      Hello Ian, I am a 3rd year Health and Human Sciences student at Durham University. I am at the moment completing my final year dissertation investigation members views on their participation in internet forums and self help groups. I was wondering if it would be allowable to post a link to a short online survey I have prepared for your members to complete.

      Kind Regards
      Sean Alder
    7.  
      mixu62
      mixu62
      I would like to start testing myself daily can you send me in the right direction for a meter and test strips that can be sent to my house monthly
      1. IanD
        IanD
        Sorry for the delay. Ask on the open forum.
        Feb 21, 2015
    8.  
      dootsie
      dootsie
      Hello Ian, a couple of months ago, I had a phone call from Diabetes UK inviting me to a Diabetes Day +Lunch in Waltham Forest, London on 2nd October 2014, they took my name and booked me in but never gave the venue address. Is there any way I can contact them as I need to cancel as it clashes with my college days.
      1. IanD
        IanD
        Sorry - Ive been away - only just seen this.
        I booked late on email - & wasn't on the list when I got there.
        Oct 2, 2014
    9.  
      Paul Janowski PhD
      Paul Janowski PhD
      May I ask why my post have to go through moderator before being displayed? Have I done something wrong?
    10.  
      Patricia21
      Patricia21
      Hello Ian advice please.I have had a Accu Check for a month,I tested at 5pm and it was 10 which is high and usually 4 or 5 at that time of day so I tested again on another finger and it was 8.5 a third test was 5.4.can we trust Accu Check Mobile.
    11.  
      Sharon Anne
      Sharon Anne
      hi Ian the only reason I m worried doing urine strips everyday and they are 1.1. My BG I take fasting about the 6 mark and throughout the day two hrs after eating 6.4 and 7.4 I tend to end the day at 7.8 . My nurse said my I was 74 on the scale she wants me 53 ?
      1. IanD
        IanD
        I've never used urine strips - they are not sensitive enough - I believe they only register at a sugar level of above 10. Some have suggested using them to check whether supposed sugar free drinks are sugar free - when you get draft cola in a pub.
        Jun 12, 2014
      2. IanD
        IanD
        Your own BG readings look OK -the nurse's readings are HbA1c (2-3 month average) 74 = 8.9% & is too high,
        53 = 7.0% & is the maximum recommended.
        You questions are best asked on the forum. My experience is limited.
        Jun 12, 2014
    12.  
      Sharon Anne
      Sharon Anne
      Hi Ian so sorry to bother you . I am knew to the forum and hopeless with computers , I have had lots of support on here I really feel like I found people who just get me . However at the moment I am worried sick about keytones now someone as mentioned I must have them and don't know the best place to look for advice
      1. IanD
        IanD
        Why are you worried? - ketones are dangerous if you have very high blood glucose resulting in "ketoacidosis" .
        What is your HbA1c?
        Do you measure BG & get high readings - above 20 (or above 400) 'cos if you do, you need to report to your Dr or to A & E.

        Ketones are not dangerous if you are on a low carb diet.

        Any advice we can give is based on experience & is no substitute for professional advice.

        Ian
        Jun 12, 2014
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      chimo
      chimo
      Hi, Yesterday I had a annual Medical check ups and for the 1st Time I noticed my FBS above normal to my suprise I had a FBS levels at 165 and non Fasting i.e. 2.15 hours after lunch at 114.. Now, I am confused what is that and how it is...? Is that a sign of Diabetes? Actually I had a heavy Dinner last night alongwith 3 Mugs of Beer and also Pastry and Icecream....please advice me immediately. I am very much tensed.
    14.  
      paramedic
      paramedic
      Please can you delete my profile from this site? Many thanks
    15.  
      donaldo01
      donaldo01
      just want to find out if people have the same
    16.  
      mo1905
      mo1905
      Hi Ian, welcome to the world of Junior Moderating ! I have no clue how this works so maybe we can help each other out a bit ? Good luck ! Mo
      1. 2 people like this.
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      IanD
      IanD
      Diagnosed T2 in 2000, complications developed on DUK/NHS diet. No complications after over 5 years low carb/high fat.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Peterchurch, Hereford
    Occupation:
    Retired scientific consultant
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Tablets (oral)
    Medication:
    Metformin 500 mg x 3
    Exercise:
    Tennis 2 - 3 times a week
    Hospital gym twice a week
    Stair climbing - my music keyboard is in the loft
    Likes:
    The Good Book - I'm church organist, preacher.
    Music
    Grandchildren
    Dislikes:
    Carbohydrates
    I sing with a community choir;
    Conservation, photography, microscopy
    family;
    Church (organist)

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    Type 2 in 2000, 3x500 metformin, reduced carb diet
    HBA Jan 08 - 6.7, July 09 - 6.2, January 10 - 5.9, October 12 - 6.3
    No diabetic complications.
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