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Type 1. Just diagnosed. Still in hospital bed.

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Davemills, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Davemills they like to bring levels down slowly as quick changes can damage the body, especially eyes.
    The gym should be ok once you recover a bit. Weights tend to push my levels up, cardio brings it down. Make sure you have your hypo kit on you when you go and test regularly. Take a look at the runsweet website.
     
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  2. JPW1

    JPW1 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I started insulin therapy just before Christmas, with gradually increasing doses its really only this week that I've seen BG levels returning to within range, still some adjustment needed though, so I wouldn't worry too much about high levels at your stage in the game. I found the gym including running 5-6K put my BG levels up or they stayed the same until later in the day (I think it rises due to increasing adrenalin) when it might drop quite a bit - something to watch if you go later in the evening I would guess.
     
  3. Davemills

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    Yeah I'll maybe leave it a bit before trying to gym still all over the place at the moment
     
  4. Davemills

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    Quite long then before they reach 'normal range' then. The consultant did say that I would need to reduce my overnight dose if I go to the gym in the evening. Long road ahead lol
     
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    Another question. Something for later down the road but just came to me. If yous are out all day/or even maybe away somewhere and need to take more than one shot of insulin. How do you dispose of the needles?
     
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    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Those little pots your testing strips come in are pretty useful for emergency storage once they are empty.

    Although a lot of us are pretty lazy about changing needles every time we inject!
     
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  7. Davemills

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    Good idea with the pots
     
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  8. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I pop the needles back into my test kit. It is important to change the needle.
     
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  9. DaveHFCooper

    DaveHFCooper · Newbie

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    Type 2 two weeks ago ! Still confused as to what I'm supposed to do, eat etc but keep positive Dave, at least it's been caught!
     
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  10. rowlyc

    rowlyc Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Dave, I am fairly newly diagnosed too, 06/12/19. And I am still very much trying to find my new normal. It's the strangest disease ever, everytime I speak to people with it or with children with it, I learn something else which dumbfounds me! I am currently trying to keep as low carb as possible, I find it keeps me from spiking high or going too low (but everyone's different). However, when exercising I eat a banana and test regularly, eating further carbs if needs be. There's lots of negatives out there, so be careful joining social media groups. Try to suck in as much information as possible, but try and take it easy too, as I still find on some days it consumes my thinking. At the beginning everyday it consumed my thinking.....so it is getting less....woo! I do think it will benefit me in ways, my diet is a lot healthier now, I am losing weight (which I needed) and I am more focussed on what's important in life and thinking of me first rather than others. Good luck, I hope you are starting to get your head around it and you are feeling better.
     
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    TIGERLILY1991 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Dave,

    I was diagnosed in July last year so still pretty new too! Things do become the norm very quickly. In regards to disposing of needles, my DSN introduced me to needle clippers and I thought they were the best thing since sliced bread! They're pretty cheap on Amazon and mean you can just snip the end off the needle which is then safely stored inside the clipper.

    Hope this helps.

    Jx
     
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