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Hello world, Lillyse here!

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Lillyse, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Lillyse

    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there!
    Swedish girl ("woman" seems too grown up even though I'll be 30 soon) with Type 1 here! Have had it for about 10 years now. I work as a cook in a pub, which can be interesting with long shifts and late hours. Not easy to have good sleeping/eating routines with my erratic schedule but hey, it's (mostly) fun! ;)

    I have always been told how "good" I am at almost all my appointments. At the last visit the nurse raved about how well I was doing with only finger testing and pen injections, but since finding this forum I've realised my hbA1c and overall control could be sooooo much better!!

    I don't know, I just think I've been lucky with good hbA1c results, because my bg results often are all over the place :hilarious: Lowest ever hbA1c was 46, latest check-up said 49. I just started using a contour next meter whick seems to get me more excited to get good readings, but time will tell...

    Anyways, looking forward to learn more about type 1 stuff here! Hoping to find some motivation to get healthier and not just guess my way through life.

    Whoopwhoop, enough blabbering, that's all for now! :)
    Current bg: 5,6 mmol/mol

    //Lillyse
     
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  2. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!! Yea, work can make it more complicated than it already is!:)
     
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  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hot kitchens and Bering on your feet for hours will add to the interesting aspects of control but it sounds like you are doing well.
     
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  4. Lillyse

    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    Haha, yes, the upside being that I don't need much extra excercise outside work

    Thank you both for the welcoming! There was a small swedish online forum years ago but it closed down and I've been missing it... So glad I found this place :)
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hej and welcome Lillyse, nice to meet you :)
    Your job sounds interesting and very busy too.
     
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  6. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hej Hej, we're glad you found this place too !
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Lillyse ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Make yerself at home & ask anything you like.
     
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  8. micksmixxx

    micksmixxx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hej, Lillyse.

    It's great that you've found us, but sad that the Swedish website closed down.

    I do hope that we can become better acquainted as time goes on, ma'am.

    Lots of Love and Light.

    Mick
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    P.S. Please don't be offended, or alarmed, at the 'x's'. It's merely a logo, of sorts, that I've used for the past 40-odd years.
     
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  9. Lillyse

    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    @micksmixxx, @Jaylee, @urbanracer, @Robinredbreast wohoo I found out how to tag people :cool: Long time no forum... Thank you all for welcoming me!

    Today was a typical wtf-t1 day, haha.... Went to bed with 3.1, woke up with 14.4.

    One thing I've been thinking about is ketones. My dr or nurse have never talked about it, I just read about it here. Or, maybe they said something over 10 years ago when I got the diagnose, but there was a lot to take in then ;) Do you self test for this? I don't think I have had it (?) since I don't feel bad (at all) even when I get bg readings of 26. Or maybe I get it but just don't feel it. I just dunno, please feel free to enlighten me :wacky:
     
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  10. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    My glucomen meter can do blood glucose and ketones (using different strips) and I have done it in the past but not for a few years now.

    Everytime I did ketone testing I got low numbers, - even when my glucose levels were higher than I wanted. So I kinda lost interest in testing for ketones.

    When my meter is being super friendly and displaying HI it also prompts me to ketone test so maybe I should do it more often.
     
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  11. Lillyse

    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    Haha, that was how I saw it yesterday - my app for my new meter screaming "DANGEROUSLY HIGH! Check for ketones and contact your medical team". (My body randomly decided that 18 was a good number.) I'll ask my team when I go back in a couple of months. Can't be that important of they haven't told me in so many years.... I hope. :bored:
     
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    Lillyse Type 1 · Member

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    Just an update, it seem like my insulin had gone bad for some reason. I stayed high for two days, and when rather big correction doses really didn't make any difference I tried new pens and it did the trick.

    Weird though, cause they worked in the evening (3.1 before bed), but woke up at 14.4.

    Superstrange, I don't know what happened, but I'm good now so whatever! :dead::confused::meh::p
     
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