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At last no more novarapid for this Type2.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ickihun, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks @jjraak. I will buy one but shopping for an alternative method at mo but so far too expensive for us. Even in Sunderland.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hahaha..sorry @ickihun
    didn't even look at price of it, twas meant just as a guide really...my bad

    (got the wifes set in Lidl i think..about a fiver)
    bound to be similar on ebay..it's just a big set of elastic bands really, anyway.:D
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Resistances bands sound like a great ideal. There are many for sale in Amazon and ebay.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ickihun you look great in your new pic and you sound great in your post. Keep going inspirational supermum. :)
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @ickihun congratulations on your progress so far - long may it continue xx
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    After a run in with an idiot in a car a few years ago I used walking poles for some time rather than struggle to walk unaided - they give such a lot of confidence - the pavements around here are so uneven even when there are no potholes. The security was the main thing, I was confident enough to stride along rather than tottering like a little old lady, even though I stumbled from time to time.
     
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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My alternative was a chiropractors fees. Will hv to give up a hobbie to pay towards costs. :(
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    5 and 6s fbgs and odd 13 or 8-9 2hrs after fruit or food just after IBS medication. Only monitoring fbgs and after meals or if not feeling right.
    I've seen evidence of RH but protein only meal later settles it very quickly.
    With no bolus hypos from too much insulin is less ikely but still monitoring, as advised. Old consultant made it very clear I'm still producing my own insulin. Even now. So reducing insulin is the prime objective. No matter how long it takes. My PCOS responses greatly on metformin so I'm in no hurry to get side affects or stop it again. No spots now or crying over nothing. Was checked months ago for menopause and only showed high prolactin. I will ask if gone in 5mths time and if thyroid is OK. No med change for hypothyroidism which I'm surprised but absorbsion has changed so meds may not be as effective due to that rather than excessive weight but even IVF ideal weight I still needed levothyroxine.
    I had a case of bell's palsy which I was given a course of steroids to take. I became strong as an ox. It improved but when tired I still hv a weakness.
    So i hv an attack of immune problems about once a decade and gain a medical condition and sometimes meds to help.
    In my 20s bell's palsy then hypothyroidism. In 30s diagnosed with type2. In 40s hv back and neck problem after a burn out on diabetic meds so needed insulin.
    Not saying nipped nerves are diabetic related though.
    How are you @Juicyj?
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Still struggling to walk so off for an x-ray on my painful back on Monday. I'm very very mentally ready for a gym again. I've been lucky to hv been previously trained or coached alongside my footballing ex-hubby for a few decades so I do need a refresher on any new equipment but cardio and resistance was once just part of my daily living.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm sad to say I had to return on Novarapid after creeping bgs after low carb small meals, too. I'm only taking 5 to 10 units but hv been encouraged to keep retrying from my ex-Endo.
    However today my GP told me I'm type1 and type2. I've been on insulin for over a decade with no success on all other meds independently.

    I will still push to reduce more of my current insulin units; 29 triple basal units and max. 20units of Novarapid. Now with 3x 500mg of Metformin. (Was 122 triple units and max 90 Novarapid).
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @ickihun sorry to read that you’re back on Novarapid but hopefully you’ll get there. I came off my BP pills 5 months ago after being on them for approx 40 years and my BP remained fairly stable until about 3 weeks ago when it started to rise again so I made the decision on Friday to start taking them again.
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @Daphne917 I like you... know; we are at risk of stroke or/and heart disease. I hv mild HD so I'm not risking my health for an invisible gold star.
    I know you feel the same way.
    My GP is going to help me reduce some of my meds. Hospital want them reduced, as I, but not if I hv a stroke.
    I must put my foot down in places. I'm not risking all I've done to date, to then end up dependant on SServices.
    I hv a plan which if I can pass 3 stages I will go against all that deems me worthless or retreating into disability stopping me. I'm don't just lie down, never have.
    Even if I have type1 in the longest honeymoon period ever noted and type2 extremely reduced I'm not dead yet.
    I hv so much more living to do.
    Reducing my stroke prevention and blood pressure tablets won't be done neglectful. I'll insist on it. I've seen it go wrong. Spectacularly!
     
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    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, and well done! I paid to go and see our excellent physio /osteopath clinic with very dodgy knees and they gave me a full set of resistance bands and exercises. Later found out that my gp could have sent me there. If gp could apply for this for you would this help to get you more mobile? The lidl resistance bands are pretty good too.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Thanks @Fruitella. Having x-ray in the morning. Physio just talked about pain receptors in brain. Useless waste of his BA, in my opinion.
     
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