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Back in the day!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Ushthetaff, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have some pics on my phone of the "good(?) ol days".....will try and find them
     
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  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just a few Screenshot_20190131-090605_Facebook.jpeg palmer.jpeg
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Clinitest+Clinitest+color+chart.jpg injection.jpg
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You haven't lived if you haven't peed on a stick lol :hilarious: Men, stand, aim, fire :D...............for ladies, trying to hover and trying to aim, could get a bit messy, then waiting for colour to change whilst holding the wet stick up close to the stick container :wideyed: what fun ;) :hilarious:
     
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    #24 Robinredbreast, Dec 30, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I remember syringes, pork Insulin, peeing on a stick, sterile wipes, testing BG with a sort of downwards catapult type of machine, that would descend at speed into finger and was quite painful at times ..............eh lad's and lassies, those were the days and I'm approaching my 31st year :wideyed:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 4 1/2 years old and on those monstrosities..... BUT I am still here now. And VERY glad of all the changes that have been made
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Kids today don't know they are born :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You're right there lad........... now, when I was youngster lol cue a Monty Python sketch :hilarious::D
     
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    Madmaureen Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm still on pork 50 yrs type 1 !
    Remember this syringe IMG_8895.jpeg
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Look at the 20 gauge needle.....only a short one :)
     
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    Madmaureen Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Memories !
     
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    Madmaureen Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too!
    50 yrs!!
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I'm wracking my brain now... :banghead:
    What was the name of that screw top plastic container, one used to sterilise & keep he glass syringes in?
    It had a fluted base which detached to stand it upright & came in a sky blue colour
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good grief Maureen! That needle looks like the end of a screwdriver!!!
     
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    rochari Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Jaylee

    The now long-gone company called Hypoguard used to make a small blue plastic flat box to hold needles, antiseptic pads and insulin bottles etc. Inside it was the syringe holder you describe which was sky blue and if I remember correctly, it had a spring inside, at the bottom on which the head of the syringe rested. It had a screw top and I happily used it for years. Bill
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember them well. Could hold 2 bottles of insulin. Cant find any pics on the interweb for them thou.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    That's the puppy!
    It did have a "stainless steel?" Spring in the bottom... Reminded me of the battery compartment of a "classic" torch. But without the bulb or electrical contacts.

    Alas @porl69 , I can't find any reference on the web either..
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    I am a T2D and not an insulin user, My mother was a T1D for over 50 years, and I recognise most of what has been discussed in this thread I remember the steralization being done in the Baby Burco portable boiler thingy, and the size of the needles made me instantly declare that "I was never going to be a Diabetic, coz look what they make you do". I still have a fear of needles, but can survive the routine blood lettings necessary for me now. However, the surgery has a new HCA and she uses the size 20 needles OUCH! and what a bruisw they can leave!

    My mother fed us well, and we used to have Betty Crocker Devils Chocolate Cake with the fudge icing. She did a good Pavlova, and a decent Tiramasu. Looking at what we ate, I raise my hat to my Mum, I never saw her hypo, nor go blue light to A&E either. She managed it all excellently, She died before the digital meters became available. My life is so much simpler than what she struggled with, so I wish all of you here a Happy New Year.

    One thing I do follow her with, and that is carying around some glucose tabs just in case. I used to beg, borrow, or steal these from her since I found them yummy. Experience has taught me since that this was not a wise move on my part
     
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