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Type 1 rules we accidentally break :/

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by mooshk, May 12, 2014.

  1. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of the need always to carry glucotabs everywhere, come what may. Your 'goose-stepping' description brought back the memory of trying to get home after, ironically, a clinic visit. I had to get a bus, but remember finding it very difficult to find the cash for the fare in my bag. I knew I was going hypo, but could do nothing about it, and had nothing I could eat. When the bus arrived, and I wobbled crazily to the door, I remember thinking that I was lifting my knees too high. So god knows what I was doing! Fortunately for me, the bus drive took less than 20 minutes and dropped me just outside my glucose-containing house.
     
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    v987gbl · Newbie

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    What a great thread. I'm confused about the insulin in fridge scenario - I had an issue last year when my blood sugars were running way too high and amongst the advice that the nursing team gave me was that I shouldn't keep the bottle I was using in the fridge. I ignored the advice though as I've always kept it there and not had any problems before.

    I re-use both my lancet and my syringes for extended periods. The syringe is kept in my fridge as my consultant told me I could do back 30 years ago. Who am I hurting, it's only me that bruises?

    After 40 years as a type 1 diabetic, I still over compensate when I have a hypo
     
  3. v987gbl

    v987gbl · Newbie

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    Oh and I sit down and write all my results up, the night before my consultant's appointment - thank heavens for the extended memory on my Freestyle.

    Jennie

    T1 - HbA1c 7.8
     
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  4. catsbd

    catsbd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have my insulin and levemir pens in fridge. I have 'snack/insulin' amnesia sometimes. I forgetto change my pen needles and finger lancet gadget. I forget to rotate my injection sites.


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    bugsy xx Type 2 · Newbie

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    injecting through my jeans and tshirts!
     
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  6. Picci

    Picci Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Since reading this thread I have for the first time in 35 years started to change the needles on my pens and my lancet at the end of the day!! All these years and I only changed needles and lancets when they wouldn't puncture my skin. I know I know!


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  7. loliver1

    loliver1 · Member

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    I must be lucky as i am able to get enough supplies so i don't have to reuse needles or lancets and test as often as i need to- had to be persuaded to change injection sites due to problems with absorption of insulin my insulin is in fridge except one i am using i do record my blood sugars as i am preparing to possibly go on a pump and need evidence- would love to use an app for this so could the person who said about this let me know where / how to get it - thanks
     
  8. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Deffo guilty of injecting through clothing. Never stopped doing it until I went on the pump.


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  9. runner2009

    runner2009 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK here are the ones I break - I'm a type 2 with type 1 antibodies.

    1. Change lancet only when it bends or breaks
    2. Change pen needle not every time.
    3. Keep pen needle screwed on - not as much
    4. Don't wash hands before testing - not so much now
    5. Do a rough dosage calculation - basically guess - not all the time.
    6. Have a hypo test then treat sometimes don't test again just rely on how I feel
    7. Don't carry glucose tabs anymore just guesstimate with raisin - I would end up eating the whole tube of tabs even though I wasn't low anymore
    8. Eat extra fatty stuff because I'm on a statin

    Bad diabetic, very bad diabetic

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  10. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The wait 10 minute rule after treating a hypo before testing again.

    Who the heck thought that was a good idea? As if I am going to sit calmly twiddling my thumbs, watching the clock go round in the hope my blood sugar of 1.9 might just go up instead of down. It might be my last 10 minutes! Eat or drink some panic glucose to pass the time, that's my rule.
     
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    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh and there is an Andoid version too.:)

    Edited to say :" or even an Android" Mine has some strange ideas of what I am trying to say ! :D
     
  13. birchy66

    birchy66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear I feel like a real goody goody cos ( I think) I follow all the rules. My DSN threatened me with a spanking if I didn't.
    On the odd occasion I have forgotten my test kit when I've gone out in the car for the day (very bad!!).
     
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  14. RHNtype1

    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :bag:Hi, New to forum but type 1 for 30+ years, done the hypo overtreatment,done the teenage huffs that involved avoiding insulin or avoiding food and getting pretty ill.Also done the various ways of overtreating hypos through the terror of behaving weirdly in public due to a hypo.
    Rules were quite severe when I was diagnosed so broke them all when younger but then cleaned up my act and had a family,LOL I think lots of us find motivation to stick with the rules when it might affect someone else, like our kids.
    Still manage to forget to change lancets all the time, still test too often from the same place and still find myself tempted to play safe with letting sugars be a bit high rather than be embarrassed by having a hypo when out and about.BAD HABITS maybe.
     
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    nicky1327 · Newbie

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    Pretending I still have the needle on my pen and then jokingly slip and stab my girlfriends leg or work mates, it's not a type 1 rule breaker but it is funny, chucking the odd used needle in an empty bottle of pop and then chucking it in the bin


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  16. brandilandreth

    brandilandreth Parent · Newbie

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    We use the app BlueLoop for my phone and it's also https://blueloop.mycareconnect.com/default.aspx hope this helps - we love it!!
     
  17. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a really good idea, IF you can do it - it saves you from a big rebound and then maybe another rebound hypo after that. But I agree it's not that realistic. I only ever manage it on mild hypos. On strong hypos I struggle just to keep track of what I have eaten. I tend to leave all the wrappers in a pile so I can add the carbs up once I am functioning normally again.

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  18. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I second that. It's why I always carry glucotabs and a meter on me now, religiously. I never used to bother, I just had them at home, in the car and in the office, I thought that was good enough.
     
  19. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What?


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  20. lianne85

    lianne85 Type 2 · Member

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