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Mrs May has her chips!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Nidge247, May 3, 2017.

  1. Nidge247

    Nidge247 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I see on the news last night and this morning, the reporters are all passing comments on Mrs May looking awkward ting a cone of chips on her campaign trail yesterday; however no-one yet has linked it to her T1, and I would expect she would not want to eat too many and risk a spike in her BGs, when it might be difficult to take her meds? I have often wondered how she (and other folk in very public life) manage to keep good control when diet choice may throw up issues during a working day.

    Certainly being on lchf, the last thing I would want would be to be handed a pile of chips and expected to consume in front of the camera (I'm used to being filmed, though not much since diagnosed with D).
     
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  2. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting but then the media are pretty stupid aren't they.

    I'm sure TM would be very good at politely refusing something that would affect her health.
     
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  3. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could she be a pumper?
     
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  4. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I believe she is a pumper
     
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  5. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would believe that Mrs May would have ready access to the best tech around. I can imagine that her private health care allows for that;)
     
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    raun01 · Active Member

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    I think Mrs May is well aware of what's good for her.
     
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    equipoise · Well-Known Member

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    Just not very aware of what's good for the country....
     
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  8. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    No reason why she cant eat chips (i do sometimes and i eat below 20g carbs a day, on average. And if i do have chips it is occasionally, and just a few).

    I doubt if the cameras tracked every bite of the whole portion, and even if they did, she could cover it with insulin.

    Its amazing what newspapers will manufacture news out of... Lol.
     
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    Debzz_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why can't she eat a few chips ? She's type 1 for anyone wondering and what she eats is up to her .
     
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  10. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think she may just incorporate diabetes into her lifestyle, rather than letting it become her lifestyle.
     
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    ExD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Poor woman, first her clothes, then her hair, now her food! Lord help her if she's ever caught having a glass of alcohol!
     
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  12. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Brunneria, @Debzz_ - I think the main concern here is more the difficulty of administering exogenous insulin in the public eye; rather than "what's wrong with a diabetic eating chips?". When you're one of the most likely people in the country to make headline news; you're probably even more likely to do so with an insulin pen hanging out your abdomen or a cone of chips in one hand and a BG monitor in the other:)

    As far as I can see, that was the focal point of @Nidge247's post.
     
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  13. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    She was started on insulin injections and she now injects herself four times a day while keeping a close watch on her blood sugar levels and what she is eating — not always easy when you’re a politician on the global stage. (Source - Dr Roger Henderson - Spectator, Health - Diabetes, July 2016)

    Most news reports have said that she takes four insulin injections a day, and there has been no mention of her using an insulin pump or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). (Source - Miriam Tucker, WebMD UK Health News, July 2016)

    Leaving Number 10 after a fantastic tour and standing outside the famous black door with my omnipod insulin pump on my back and my FreeStyleLibre on my arm reminded me that I can do anything I put my mind to.


    Theresa May lives with type 1 diabetes and studied geography at university. Two similarities with me – perhaps I could be the next Prime Minister!
    (Source - Lydia Parkhurst, JDRF, No 10 visit March 2017)

    So, maybe not.
     
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  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    So she is actually LADA ?
     
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  15. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I do :D
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    But that's a whole different ball game..........................:rolleyes:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that lady has any doubt what's good for the country!
    Problem is, I don't agree! :) and there is no viable alternative. :)
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Degree in geography! Well, May may be able to trump Trump she'll know where Brussels is!
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    That's a new thread then :)
     
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