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Greetings from Pakistan.

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by ziawattoo54, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. ziawattoo54

    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm 20 and I have been diabetic for last 18 years. It's type 1 diabetes. Hopefully, I'll learn more about the disease and dos and don'ts related to it.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    HI and welcome.. just a quick note.. your profile says you are type 2 so might be worth updating.
     
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  3. ziawattoo54

    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Oh, It might be a typo, I'll update that. Thank you
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    No woRries it's just that will appear under your name and a lot of us base advice on Type so it's relatively important.
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yeah, I didn't notice that while signing up. Now I've updated the profile. Thanks.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Yep that's done... have a great time reading around and feel free to ask anything someone will be along to answer.
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yeah, I'll keep an eye and will try to participate and share my experiences.
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
     
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  10. ziawattoo54

    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi
     
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    margarett89 Family member · Member

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    I have no idea how much you know about your illness, but I will gladly give you some facts that you should pay attention to. Good luck! :)

    Many factors affect your sugar level
    in blood

    • Food: The level of sugar affects how often,
    how much and what you eat.
    • Physical activity: It usually decreases
    need for insulin.
    • Disease: The need for insulin increases.
    This is especially true during fever.
    • Where to inject insulin: Insulin
    it is absorbed into the blood the fastest if administered
    is in the stomach. Insulin administered in the arms works
    slower, and at the latest, the insulin in your thighs
    and buttocks.
    • Mental stress and stress: Voltage
    Mental health often causes an increase in the level
    blood sugar. It's how much and how long it grows
    the level of sugar varies depending on the situation.
    • Alcohol: If you drink alcohol, you can do it easier
    get a decrease in sugar (hypoglycaemia) and at the same time
    it's harder to spot him. Do not drink alcohol on
    empty stomach, measure the level of sugar in the blood and
    possibly eat something before you go to bed.
    It's easier to regulate sugar if you're running
    regular lifestyle, among others in terms
    diet and sport.
    What is low sugar (hipoglikemia /
    hypoglycaemia)
    If the blood sugar falls below 4 mmol / L,
    this is called hypoglycaemia. It is difficult to give
    unambiguous definitions of hypoglycaemia. Most people
    feels discomfort and / or gets hypoglycaemia when
    sugar drops to 2.5-3 mmol / L. Limit
    hypoglycaemia is different for different people. In case of
    suspected hypoglycaemia is important to measure
    blood sugar level.
    The cause of hypoglycaemia may be excess insulin,
    greater than average amount of physical activity or
    not enough food. Sugar drops have different intensity and
    they are often felt as unpleasant. Possible
    symptoms are sweating, difficulty concentrating, shaking,
    pale skin, anxiety, anger, weakness, blurred
    speech and hunger. Diabetic Association
    also developed an information brochure about diabetes
    and low blood sugar.

    Chronic complications
    Misdiagnosed diabetes, i.e. high sugar levels
    blood for many years, can lead to chronic
    complications. People with diabetes are particularly
    exposed to
    • Kidney disease
    • Heart attack and stroke
    • Diabetic wounds and venous damage in the legs
    • Damage to small veins in the eyes, which in turn can
    lead to weakness of sight and blindness
    • Neuropathy with reduced sensation in the legs
    • Impotence in men
    • Gum disease and oral infections
    Regular medical checks and good treatment from
    early stage may delay occurrence
    consequences of the disease and prevent them. Association
    Diabetics has also developed a brochure about
    chronic complications / consequences of diabetes
     
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  13. ziawattoo54

    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Wow! Thanks for your concerns. I knew many of these things already, as it's been 18 years. But a few were new for me. Thank you once again.
     
  14. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    Perhaps popping in some positive facts, may prove welcoming to some on top also,
    • lifestyle change essential
    • low carb eating plan
    • cutting out bread,potatoes, rice and pasta as example, substitute bread with seed crackers, rice grated caulifour, spirilize zuchinni for pasta, eat pumpkin instead of potatoes, look how simple it is.
    • More exercise daily
    • Smaller portions of food
    • no snacking between meals
    • intermittent fasting as and when lifestyle and life allows as and when you are able
    Such small lifestyle changes can contribute greatly for D2 to be controlled and reversed, its good to have positive incentive facts too,in my opinion anyway to anyone out there. Am I wrong in this thinking?
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    For type 2 diabetes, you've provided an absolute way out. You're right without any doubt. I'm T1 and for T1 things need more care.
     
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  16. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    Sorry my mistake, I thought you were T2 i.e. showed T1 but to be adjusted to type 2. my confusion Good luck.
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    No problem. Obliged for your suggestive response.
     
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    Carolann13 Type 1 · Member

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    Hello ziawattooo, how is the health clinics in Pakistan for diabetes, NHS here is good, but I still can't get the new libre blood sugar monitoring kit.
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi Carolann13, here in Pakistan there's a large number of diabetes patients and so are the clinics.. I've been consulting with doctors at "Diabetes Institute of Pakistan" (one of the best in the country). I had heard about this "Freestyle libre kit" a month or two back, but it isn't available here till now. I'll dig in further to get this as you've reminded me, and then I'll share the details with you. :)
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/libre/products/reader.html

    Check the link, it isn't available yet, but this website is taking pre purchase orders.
     
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