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Please can we have a forum section on reactive hypoglycaemia?

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Brunneria, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I had constant blurred vision for months until I got my bloods under control and stayed ok because I didn't go above 6 mmols.
    Be careful, when driving!
    The optician is right it is high bloods that distort your eyes but also fluctuating up & down never helped.

    I have been told by my specialist that because of the hypos. If I wasn't on meds I couldn't drive.
     
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  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I don't believe that this thread is on the right forum. We are patiently waiting for the new forum.
    Surely it requires a sticky at the top of another one say other complications.
    @Giverny please a progress report?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. ladygti

    ladygti Other · Active Member

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    Yeah see I go low but not high but he said if it is fluctuating between low and normal then that's enough to cause the blurred vision. Yeah I had eaten - I'm eating so defo not eating too little prob eating too much to be honest esp over the Xmas period. Actually saying that I had quite a bit of choclate and mince pies over the weekend etx so maybe that would have done it. I'm just worried about my license I need it can't be without it! x
     
  4. ladygti

    ladygti Other · Active Member

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    Yeah see I'm going low not high so you take meds and that allows you to drive on - did this have to be declared to your insurance company and did it affect your premium? And do you still get a 10 yr driving license or did they shorten it? Maybe I'm over worrying here but I need it for work can't work otherwise given the nature of my job. It was last thing I thought of for eye test just thought new prescription new glasses be grand but wasn't the case! Sorry for all the questions!
     
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  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Somebody else will have to answer the insurance and licence as I have never drove. I have problem with perspective.
    As already said, it's the fluctuating bloods that distort your vision.
    Get your bloods under control. Chrimbo is over now and get on track. Once you do, your eyes will clear and driving won't become a problem.
    Still be careful tho!
    Stay away from carbs and sugar! Yes it is hard but you have to think of your livelihood. Also your future health.

    If I can do it so can you.
     
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  6. ladygti

    ladygti Other · Active Member

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    Thank you nosher ! Yeah it's a lifestyle change need to do it and hopefully feel better and in the meantime il only drive when feel ok and not when blurred vision occurring. Thanks for the replys guys you's are really helpful! Thank you!
     
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  7. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    There is a forum on driving and the DVLA. Go to forums and search around there.
     
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  8. Randburg

    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @cold ethyl
    Hi,
    I have been following her diet for 18 months with a few of my own changes on Carbs after I lost weight, and really it works.
    I have lost over 30Kg and my Blood sugars and HbA1c are virtually in non Diabetic levels, if I watch my Carbs closely.
    I would recommend her Diet Ideas, they defiantly worked for me ;)
     
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  9. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    @Giverny, @daisy1 & @Brunneria
    Is there any news on the new forum?

    With all the new updated website, I was hoping that you would grant our wish.
    Thanks very much!
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thumbs up from me :)
     
  11. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    Hey! I know it's only a fairly small change, and likely not what you were after... but a thread prefix has been added to the Ask a Question forum (since I felt that was the most likely place for threads about RH to crop up) which gives the topic a slightly more targeted and specific audience on the forum.

    However, I haven't ruled out the idea of a Reactive Hypoglycemia sub-forum. I'd just like to see how the prefix does first. I hope that's an acceptable compromise for you guys. Open to other ideas.
     
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  12. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    @Giverny I can't find a prefix. Where is it?
     
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    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    It's the little drop down menu in the thread title box when creating a new thread in the Ask a Question forumn :)
     
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  14. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    @Giverny , I appreciate everything you're doing for us, but, on my iPhone, I can't find the drop down on the Ask A Question forum.
    I've looked and searched pressed every button and it's very allusive.
    Help?
     
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    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    [​IMG]

    Where it says '(No prefix)' - tap that and you can add a prefix. RH is an option in there. If needs be, I'll make prefixes mandatory in that particular section.
     
  16. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I'll have a look. Ta!
     
  17. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    No problem! I must say, I do agree that the thread prefixes are fairly easy to look over. Will investigate effective ways of making a more visual prompt to use these.
     
  18. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    @Giverny
    I have posted a new thread on the Ask A Question forum, can you sticky and I believe @Brunneria has (hopefully) a reply to post for newbies!

    If this ok?

    Thanks very much!

    Any future improvements we would be so grateful!
     
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    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    Done!
     
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  20. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Goodness, thankyou @nosher8355
    I started the welcome post, and then got sidetracked. Will crack on with it ASAP.

    And thank you @Giverny for the prefix.
    I have just been able to add it to this thread :happy:
     
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