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Diabetic musicians

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

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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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 · Well-Known 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 · Expert
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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! :)
     
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    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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  7. doommoose

    doommoose Type 1 · Newbie

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    Yer I am too I also play a large selection including drums, mandolin, bazouki, trumpet, clarinet, violin, harmonica, but am primarily a bassist due to my dad and grandfather both being bassists so had no choice in the matter. Been gigging for a good 14 years in various bands used to be in a band with a diabetic drummer, diabetic guitarist, me and a standard human on vocals usually had our drummer hypoing once every other week at practice but practice was standard LG three hours
     
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  8. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    In the last week I have come across 2 classical musicians, one a composer and one a concert pianist. I have known about both of them for many years, but did not realise that they were both diabetic and sadly both died as a result. The first was the German named Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933). On a Dutch recording of his organ music, his daughter, at least 30 years after his death wrote "We all inherited our fatal diabetes from her (my mother).This was hardly recognised during father's life-time and certainly was not treated; it was definitely a factor causing his early death".
    The second is John Bingham, one of the most promising British pianists of the 20th Century. This is an excerpt from his obituary in the Independent in December 2003, when John died at the age of 61:
    His last years were marred by illness. A stroke earlier this year compounded increasingly severe diabetic problems, which required the amputation of his right leg. Undaunted, he intended to return to teaching.

    I always think we are lucky to live in more advanced times!
     
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