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Diabetic musicians

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by garinsionfitter, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Since my first post on thing thread I have acquired several melodeons and a bayan and am playing regularly for dancing - social, maypole and longsword, and teaching morris as well as playing for an adult side. This diabetes lark seems to have given me a whole new lease of life.
     
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  2. mrsspenny

    mrsspenny Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi Jaylee, thank you for your welcome and sorry I did not reply to your post sooner, I am still getting the hang of finding notifications on the site and only just read it. I have had a meter for a couple of years now, but was advised by one of the diabetic nurses last September that because I was on metformin and my diabetes was well controlled I didn’t need to test daily. Well, that didn’t work out well for me and now am testing three times a day, am following a low carb plan and am taking Gliclazide as well. Do you test before and after every meal? I am wondering if I should do this to winnow out foods that I react to.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @mrsspenny ,

    As an insulin dependant myself, it is imperative that i do test regularly. It's a double edged sword. "what is my food doing." What is my insulin up to..?"LOL, then there is the activity factored in. which can be like having a knife thrower in the mix...

    From what i gather with the Gliclazide you're prescribed. It increases insulin productivity in the pancreas & lowers insulin resistance too. It is worthwhile keeping an eye on the effects of diet regarding any diabetic condition. Especially where meds are involved.
     
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  4. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't even play a tambourine.
     
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  5. gsf1996

    gsf1996 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey all, garinsionfitter here - I made a new account because, truth be told, I'd forgotten I had this account already enjoyed reading your replies! :)
     
  6. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I play midi piano roll editor, but no instruments are harmed in the process.
     
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