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Type 1 rules we accidentally break :/

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

  1. fansy

    fansy Type 1 · Member

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    I think I'm guilty of everything...I never changed the needle on the pen, ( pump user now) meter myself with the same needle 50 times, never keep the insulin I use in the fridge and still sometimes overcompansate when I have hypo, that starts a very tiring rollercoaster ride, hate it:sour: .And I cheat sometimes and have eat something forbidding like a cake or candy :facepalm:
    I stumble to the kitchen end eat everything I see when I'm 2 or lower- 10 minutes, that´s just plain stupid. If I'm over 2, than maybe...
     
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  2. phil55494

    phil55494 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I too did the through the clothes thing. I think some of my t-shirts still have the old blood stains...
    Not changing pen needle or lancet. I did get better at this and maybe change them a couple of times a week - it used to be either at the end of the cartridge ot as my gp says, when it bounces. I'll have to get into the habit of changing my lancet when I change canula now I'm on a pump. We'll see

    One that I've never done and I'm now finding hard moving over to apps is always write down BG results and insulin doses. What my first DSN at diagnosis drummed into me. She was like a lifesaver to someone flailing in the post diagnosis physical and emotional surf.

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  3. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Which brand of Oat biscuit do you buy?!?!?!!!!!!! :spitoutdummy: (You could always have them with some cheese or ham, etc.)

    Personally, I've never tried eating a coaster; what do they taste like and are they low carb? :facepalm:
     
  4. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That was me!! :D
     
  5. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh, gone are the days when all your supplies (I'm talking animal insulins of U40 strength... "Uh, you wot?") had to be kept in the fridge all of the time - and your syringe was kept in a plastic container full of meths... injecting with cold insulin really stung :inpain:

    And one time (hypo-ish before breakfast) I made the mistake of injecting some meths into my leg before I realised what I was doing :***:
     
  6. mattmo86

    mattmo86 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Drink Lucozade when im not low, if blood is 6, and I feel low, i'll have lucozade.

    Don't often change lancet, or even spin the drum round (Multiclix thingy)

    Not really having a clue with what im doing i.e carb counting etc but carrying on regardless and hoping im ok.

    Think that's all from me
     
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  7. RHNtype1

    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am with you on all of that, not so fond memories of my insulin and syringe being kept in full view of all guests in the fridge chiller cabinet of a Spanish hotel restaurant while we were there on holiday.Nippy injections from big thick needles too....what a change now, thank goodness.:cool:

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  9. Hollister

    Hollister Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a little giggle to ymself because I agreed, before I saw everyone disagreeing!
     
  10. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Call your DSN /Diabetes Clinic and ask to be put on a carb-counting course - even if you've been on one before, you'll find that data changes and sometimes a change of 'trainer' or going with a fresh perspective helps you absorb better.

    Put it this way, diabetes is a bit like cancer: it can eat away at you subtly and quietly without you realising it until, all of a sudden you get an eye bleed, or you suddenly get loss of sensation in the fingers, or you need to go to the toilet every two hours, etc. The difference between cancer and diabetes though is that the survival rate of diabetes is much better - providing you control it.

    The more you know and understand about living with what you have, the greater your chances of living a full and healthy (indeed healthier) life.

    Good luck - and get on that course (they are statutorily obliged to offer you education about living and managing your diabetes)!
     
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  11. dave3389

    dave3389 · Member

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    Hey was reading through a few of the posts new hear :) the top three things you've put sound so much like me lol

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  12. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What a great thread :)

    I'm guilty of a few things
    - don't change lancelet often enough, only do it once a day
    - leave needle on Novorapid, only change once per day
    - I get a few false hypos, don't check BG then find out at next meal I'm above normal range
     
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  13. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is bolus rage?

    I never store insulin in the fridge.
    I always leave the needle in the pen, and put a new needle in before I will use it.
    I don't usually record my readings.
    Only change the lancet every 3 days or so.
    Out of contact with my official care team as an outpatient from hospital.
    Drink too much alcohol.
    I'm always running down my supplies.
    Overtreat hypos.
    Don't test before I drive.
     
  14. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Rage bolusing..?

    For me it means jacking a couple of units of "act rapid" with just the sole intention to slap down an unusual V high blood sugar level count...
    Sometimes this can backfire an hour or two later & swing it too low.. :banghead: Even if I have been sat around doing ****** all most the afternoon. ;)
     
  15. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah! Yeah I do rage bolusing too. Haha
     
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  16. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah get you. I'm usually relatively conservative with my correction doses. I've really suffered when I've taken a corrective dose mid morning, then more rapid acting with lunch + levemir, and then boom mid afternoon I'm screwed.
     
  17. RHNtype1

    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally did that rage bolus thing before getting my pump, so cool that it does the sums for me now. I do have the bad habit of taking a correction for high a sugar reading the morning after alcohol though which means that I need to turn my pump down and eat a few bits and pieces a wee while (couple of hours) later as my sugar drops, the hangover day following alcohol that is usually quite welcome though and I feel so ill with a high sugar I have no patience to wait it out.

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  18. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Rage bolusing all morning because DP started at 5am whereas it's normally at 7am. And for whatever reason it went on for ages.


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  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have remembered one. Walking along the sandy beach last year, barefoot and then just kept walking and walking and I ended up on the concrete ground still barefooted, whoops.:oops:
     
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