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HbA1c

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Cumberland, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    90 oh crumbs here we go again
     
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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Is it the crumbs that is causing your high numbers?

    Or are you in sympathy with your footie team?

    You have done it once mate, there is no reason why you can't do it again! Get back on the bandwagon!

    Keep safe
     
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  3. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry your hba1c has risen @Cumberland. Sorry if this is a daft question, but do you know what's caused it to go up? Is it a change in routine with Covid etc? Sending hugs and hope that things aren't really stressful for you just now (apart from diabetes). Take care, and let us know how you're doing. You've really encouraged many people on this forum, and had a lot of wisdom to share, so you'll be able to bring your hba1c down again, I'm sure.
     
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  4. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I know I can jump back on the bandwagon again

    Good luck to TRFC easy 6 points for you this season
     
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  5. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Thank you

    I was shielding from late March to August 1st so no exercise whatsoever
    Just sat in the house or back garden

    My waistband didn’t expand, thankfully

    I can’t pinpoint as to why, but it’s got me feeling a bit down.

    Thanks for your kind words, I do try and help others with well meaning advice and support, suppose that’s a ‘nurse’ thing in me

    Neuropathy really painful and now it’s starting up in my fingers/hands

    I’m ready for the knackers yard
     
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  6. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was really hard for many reasons for those shielding. Nobody wants to be told to stay at home for that length of time. The times we're living through with all the uncertainty and constant changes to what we can and can't do, have caused a lot of people to feel down.

    Neuropathy is absolutely horrible, I suffer from it, and the pain gets me down at times. Have you tried any other medication apart from Amitriptyline for it? I've had a little bit more success with Lyrica (still very limited though). Look after yourself.
     
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  7. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I know what you mean, I have just had all my tests done again and because I didn't do a lot, during lockdown because of the wife and Father in law both isolating because of being on the at risk list. Also because of my anxiety and depression, I really didn't want to do anything at all. Of course all this and more, had me in a bit of a state, just like Rovers!
    I think that I've turned the corner, I had a very good day yesterday, but paying for it today,, no energy, just want to sit in my chair and watch the world go by!
    Trying not to think about anything!

    Hopefully we will get back to supporting our teams, I think both clubs need all the support they can get!

    Keep safe, keep the faith!
     
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  8. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I’m on Pregablin and cocodomol

    Amitriptyline and Duloxatine not little effect

    Your right neuropathy is terrible

    Let’s hope for better days
     
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  9. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Keep the faith is forever hopeful
     
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