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Be honest, how -are- you doing?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by daemoncor, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. deb1960

    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm T2 so I don't know much about T1 but isn't there a dn or diabetes clinic where you can go for help and advice? Surely it's not good for you to only be eating 2 slices of toast and day. Sending you a hug x
     
  2. Bertyboy

    Bertyboy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find most restaurants have at least a few very low GI meals on the menu, even if it means having to leave a carb-y side on the plate (or give it away!).
    If I had such bad sensitivity, I'd avoid even "low-carb" bread like the plague and stick to omlettes, chicken soup, salads, fish etc. just to get a nutritional mix.
     
  3. encore1332

    encore1332 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 physically im doing ok with bg somewhere near, but mentally would like to be able to ask for help
     
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    h4kr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Far be it from me to give advice as I’ve been in my own dark place wobble for a couple of weeks.. but how about asking for help on the forum..? I did and was able to vent (even have a cry whilst posting!) and the positive responses lifted me so I could reevaluate where I was. Talking here helped me.. :)
     
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  5. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This made me giggle. What does a type1 look like? Do we all look the same? If you made a line up of type1 people and then put a non-diabetic in amongst them, would we be able to pick them out?
     
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  6. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fineish is a word it just looks funny. I know what you mean. ..... sometimes it's a pain to push to remain positive so well done you on 23 years. Onwards and downwards, struggle against the tide.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a nurse, nor a doctor nor a consultant but on my little chart 40 is "normal". Patch up and reinflate, I think you're doing magic.
     
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  8. Bertyboy

    Bertyboy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, I've had a fever all night, my BG was 8.9 when I tested ealier and I've lost mobility in my left arm, which is in agony from the pneumococcal jab. Never had that with a jab before :(
    It was all going so well.
     
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  9. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Waking up is magic
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You'll get better, don't worry
     
  11. Jc3131

    Jc3131 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bread is a no go for me as it spikes me really bad.

    But I've found that Burgen bread doesnt spike as much and im back down to normal levels within 2 hours. I eat about 4 loaves worth a week
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've asked a couple of times for the red but always end up with blue. As long as they work I guess the colour is irrelevant.
     
  13. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think they worry that keeping a constant low is going to affect your hypo awareness.
     
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    Bon83 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering where you get the echo gadget from? I am ok if have my routine - one novo pen in one place - the other in another. But if I'm out or on holiday I get really thrown. I had a near panic attack in a toilet because I was convinced I had injected 7 units of novo rapid instead of back ground levemir - I hadn't but it was traumatic
     
  15. Lorna Tinker

    Lorna Tinker Type 2 · Member

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    This condition takes over your life. I am type 2 medication and insulin. Have kept my sugar levels at a reasonable standard lately but you have to work at it. God knows how you type 1 deal with this I know (No Choice). I have great admiration to you all.
     
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  16. Bertyboy

    Bertyboy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just ask your diabetic specialist or GP. I was on prefilled pens and mentioned to my practice DSN the other week about the plastic waste. She dug a couple of Novo Echo boxes out of her cupboard and changed my prescription. Told me the NovoNordisk rep always gives her one or two, but they can be ordered on prescription.
     
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    Bon83 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh plastic waste is such a guilt! I will ask thank you
     
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    Nanaclaire · Active Member

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    Hi diabetic 24 yrs (type 1) take novorapid & lantus & metformin yrs ago but had to come off it. Recently was put back on it I don't like it. I'm having really bad stomach pains & headaches & feeling awful.
    Strangething is that my BS have raised quite rapidly and I carb count. Finally after being fobbed off at Dr's had blood tests done & have now been summonsed to DN. Anyway 5days ago I had enough of feeling awful and I stopped taking the metformin (day before Easter) probably shouldn't have done But my bloods have dropped to 6-8mmol no more stomach pains, no headaches for 3 days, I feel so much better & got more energy. I no I have a lot of health issues osteoarthritis in spine, angina to name a few but I can't believe how much better without metformin.
    I will probably get a telling off tomorrow but the way I feel I don't care its my body
    Wonder if anyone else has had this problem
    Nanaclaire
     
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    chips Type 1 · Active Member

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    been type 1 for almost 10 years now, from what a doctor told me a few years ago i wont make it too the age of 30 (im 27 this year) and judging from my current health situation the doc is probably right about it. so physically and mentally im not doing great. due to some recent developments at home i no longer have a safe, secure environment or anyone to rely on when i need it. has been a fun start to this year at least
     
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    chips Type 1 · Active Member

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    usually a drop like that means your Hypo'ing a lot which is why they try to lower your levels gradually. Least thats what iv been told
     
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