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Jul 27, 1955 (Age: 67)
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Well-Known Member, Male, 67, from North Norfolk

I am lurking Oct 17, 2019

poemagraphic was last seen:
May 15, 2020
    1. poemagraphic
      I am lurking
    2. LindsayJane
      Hello - not been aware of your presence for a while. You OK?
    3. poemagraphic
      Birds of a feather and all that...
      1. jjraak likes this.
    4. jjraak
      i've seen the support YOU give to many others with your likes, hugs etc as well as in comments.

      i guess it's just how we roll, my friend.

      btw, nice to see your doing so well on the HBA1c.
      really grasping the bull by the horns and being a true inspiration
      to those following in your footsteps.

      long may it continue.
      1. poemagraphic likes this.
    5. jjraak
      most gracious, po and your most welcome.

      i like the adage, that we should never look down on someone,
      unless we are offering them a hand up.

      so many have done that to me, it's been a pleasure to pass that forward to others.
      and from what i've seen you have a very similar outlook.
      1. poemagraphic likes this.
    6. gennepher
      Hi. My profile page only seems to allow one reply to your first message. So to your profile page!

      Haiku as you know is generally 3 lines (but not always). Tanka is 5 lines, so briefly but not really a totally accurate explanation is the first 3 lines like haiku. Then the last two lines expanding on it in some way. Maybe with something unexpected.

      Hope the pot washing was good :)
      1. poemagraphic likes this.
    7. jjraak
      cheers, fella.
      you too.
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    8. poemagraphic
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  • About

    Jul 27, 1955 (Age: 67)
    Home Page:
    North Norfolk
    Forensics / Logistics
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Diet only
    Walking, Cycling, Yoga. Martial arts
    Poetry, Photography. Meditation.
    Camping and caravaning
    WIFI, Mobile phones. Smart metres... in fact anything 'smart'
    Master Po.
    So who am I?

    I am male, married,
    5ft 8in 10st 4lb
    Perfect BMI!

    I am known by my friends and followers by my pen name ‘Po’ an abbreviation of Poemagraphic.

    I live in the UK in North Norfolk. I have been writing poetry since the early eighties.

    I have made a life study and practice of meditation, which I began after becoming only the fourth person in the UK to attain a black belt in the Korean martial art of Hap-Ki-Do. I am also a Forth Degree Reiki Master Practitioner.

    I have studied parapsychology for over forty years, going on to appear on BBC ‘Look East Live’ and having in the past my own weekly radio phone in and talk show on ‘Future FM’.
    I was also a regularly contributor to the ‘Paranormal Norfolk’ magazine.

    I am both psychic and mediumistic. I have in the past conducted literally hundreds of private consultations and undertaken ‘serious’ paranormal investigations throughout East Anglia over the last few decades.

    My experiences have been a great source of inspiration for much of my poetry, which I enjoy with a passion

    I am currently working in Forensics.

    The three words that best describe my personality are
    1 Outgoing
    2 Easy going
    3 Friendly

    My tastes in music are quite eclectic
    I enjoy Motown/Soul, Country, Folk.Classical
    I love ‘Passenger’ The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis, Brad Paisley to name a few... There are too many to name!

    I also greatly enjoy caravanning and camping... getting away whenever and wherever I can.

    I love cycling, photography, yoga, martial arts.

    So, here it is my new found friends, my bio.

    Please check out my BLOG



    "No way is the way" Bruce Lee

    April 2019: Started Insulin injections of 100 units/ml and taking 2 80mg Glicaside tablets a day.

    I began by Dropping ‘Lantus’ from 100 units/ml to 90 units/ml then to 80 units/ml (several readings below 4 over the first couple of weeks) I had by (week 5) dropped the Lantus dial to 7 units/ml ... 30% drop in 5 weeks.
    By Week 6: I had decided to stop my morning Glicaside. So from 160mg a day to 80mg... a 50% reduction.

    'Week 7... MAJOR CHANGE!
    Told today (20/05/19) by my consultant to STOP Insulin with immediate effect! Plus a recommendation to further drop my Glicaside to 40mg a day.

    Week 9 Stopped taking Glicaside on the 1st June. I am paying very close attention, to how my levels respond.
    Start of Week 3 (Without Insulin).

    Week 4 (Without Insulin or Glicaside). My daily average BG readings have still remained constant at 6 mmol.

    I slowly began dropping my Carb count from 100g a day over the first six week period to 50g a day
    It has, I am certain, contributed immensely to my overall health, sense of well being and those all important BG levels.

    I am currently eating between 25g and 35g of carbs a day. This is currently working really well for me.

    You may like to follow my Blog where you can read and leave comments on my poetry.
    I am a ‘Leo’ with Scorpio rising… So I just adore the adoration. ;)

    Feb 2018 HbA1c: 117

    April 2018 HbA1c: 109
    July 2018 HbA1c: 95
    Dec 2018 HbA1c: 82
    April 2019 HbA1c: 86
    My next HbA1c will be the one to watch!

    June 2019 HbA1c: 45
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