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Stuck in a bad web

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by nessa1970, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning @nessa1970 ! Hope you've got sunshine where you are today.

    Keep talking, won't you?

    Love Snapsy
    :)
     
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  2. nessa1970

    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there I've put a new update thread for you all
    Thank you very much @Snapsy
    Please know I am very very grateful
     
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  3. nessa1970

    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    1.10 carb ratio
    1.3 correction
    Thank you
     
  4. Humma

    Humma Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Take a trip to a cancer hospice and then you`ll thank god you`ve only got diabetes
     
  5. nessa1970

    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's beautiful
    Thank you
     
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  6. nessa1970

    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm cured
    Ta
     
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  7. Claire007

    Claire007 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How are you this morning @nessa1970
    What's your BG?
    Had any breakfast? More importantly have you had any insulin?
    (Oops! You're in NZ? what time is it, maybe breakfast is not relevant, are you from NZ but now in the U.K.?)
     
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  8. Claire007

    Claire007 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just seen your update ness. Glad you're getting help.
     
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  9. lunuka

    lunuka Type 1 · Member

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    Look, no one enjoys injecting and everyone gets sick to death of it but if you're not willing to inject multiple times per day (which will give you more control, better quality of life and allow you treats and as close to a "normal" life as possible) then speak to your diabetes team about taking mixed preps so you only have to inject 2x per day. Your control won't be as good as what it could be, but if you're reading "HI" you're going to make yourself very ill. Maybe not at the moment, but that won't last forever. My pump malfunctioned and I had one night without insulin and I ended up in acidosis so you're playing a very dangerous game.

    As for coke and fizzy pop, there are diet alternatives and I know some people disagree that they taste the same etc but adding that sugar into your system isn't going to help at all. I'd advise for you to drink water where you can as a flushing agent too as it's less complex. If my sugars are high I always try to stick to water as other liquids just don't quench the same or make you feel better.

    Like everyone else here, I know diabetes is rubbish; I've been battling with it for 15 years now, but unless you take care of yourself you're going to end up with some truly nasty problems (loss of eyesight, nerve damage/pain, organ damage). You can still live a normal life, you just need to adjust for it, and it will always be there but you develop ways of coping and means of controlling it to the best of your abilities and once it's part of your life it seems like far less of a problem. There are plenty of members of this forum who will support you with issues and when you feel fed up and who will empathise and who do actually know what you're going through, so it's a good place to vent. But trust me, a couple of injections per day and some tiny blood tests aren't worth dying over.
     
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  10. nessa1970

    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm a kiwi an still here in ole nz
    I did have a peice toast with Vegemite
    Drinking water too
    X
     
  11. Pinkbunnyduck

    Pinkbunnyduck Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello Nessa,
    I'm new here, I'm type . I felt I had to reply to you. Please please look after yourself.
    I ended up in DKA last January, my partner found me in a comma one morning and I spent 2 weeks in intensive care fighting for my life.
    But I was lucky, after spending 8 weeks in hospital due to my multi organ failure, I have been left with severe neuropathy in both feet. The pain I've suffered over the last 15 months trying to recover has been excruciating. I'm only 40 and my life is now changed forever, I've lost my job and everything because if it.
    Please don't do this to yourself, you have the power to control this. Don't let it beat you and don't let it ruin your life anymore than it has to.
    Please Nessa x
     
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  12. Nomi

    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    @nessa1970

    I just want to give you a really big hug! We all have bad times with this, you just need to focus on the small steps to take you in the right direction.

    I started skipping injections a few years ago. I still took the insulin but I just took more as one injection so I didn't have to do it all the time.
    I switched to an insulin pump a couple of years ago, yes you have to insert a cannula but it's only one every few days and it ticks over in the background and does it's thing.

    Maybe this is something you can talk to your DSN about?

    I hope things improve for you Hun

    X
     
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  13. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nessa, your friends on this Forum are very concerned for you and have been giving you very good advice.

    RIGHT NOW, before you do anything else, go to A&E and tell them your problem - they will stabilise you and tomorrow go and see your DOCTOR.

    I am serious. You are walking a very dangerous path.
     
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  14. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nessa, when you see your DOCTOR tomorrow ask if it would be possible for him to prescribe a "FREESTYLE LIBRE" for you on the NHS. The LIBRE can give you BG readings every 30 seconds if you wish WITHOUT you having to prick your fingers.

    That way you KNOW what is causing the HIGH readings on your BG.

    Nothing ventured - nothing gained.
     
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    Blythe Type 2 · Newbie

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    I know how you are feeling. I've been there. But if you do not take your insulin you could end up being blind like I am in one eye. Also you can get nerve damage.
    No one likes injecting themselves every day or doing the finger testing. But diabetics have to it becomes a way of life.
    Believe me I learnt the hard way and regret nor taking my diabetes seriously when I was younger. So sorry you have to take control and not the other way round
     
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  16. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Nessa I didn't realise that you were in New Zealand - I thought that you were in the UK.

    You can buy the Libre on the Internet but it costs about £150 at first and then £100 a month after that. In your case I would recommend it until you are stabilised.
     
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    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I really would love one of those as the finger pricking is what is hard my fingers hurt all the time it's awful
    Is that the one you put in your arm an it's lasts two weeks an you swipe pass it an it shows the reading?
     
  18. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello again Nessa. Yes you have the right description of the Free Style Libre. The £150 is for one months supply of the "thing you put on your arm" plus a "reader" which is a bit like a mobile phone. You can even "swipe" it through your clothes, so it is completely private.

    After your first month you purchase 2 more little "things that you put on your arm" - each one lasts for 2 weeks and costs about £50 = £100 per month. Everyone on this Forum who has one says that they are GREAT.

    Also check that your Lancet is not set too high. I usually prick with it set on number 2 because I am 75 and there is not as much fat/meat on my finger tips any more. When my DN does it she sets it on 4 and it hurts quite a bit. Being retired my fingers are also softer now.

    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    nessa1970 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Okay I'll ask my dsn about how to go about getting this
    I would be a lot of pressure off
    Thank you very much
     
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  20. Kyambala

    Kyambala Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    WELL DONE THAT LADY. You may have to go on the Internet and buy one. I don't know how your health service works in New Zealand but in the UK, if you have a sympathetic Doctor, you may get one free on the NHS.

    We are still hoping everything will work out well for you.

    Keep us posted.
     
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