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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was at DAFNE day one today and I'm feeling disheartened already. I was given a carb ratio of 0.5: 20 grams which doesn't fit what I've been eating. They didn't listen to what I'm been doing. So my egg-cheese salad, they calculated I needed 0.5 units of fast-acting, for 20 grams of carbs they calculated from only fast-acting carbs, and my calculation was 6 units from 65 grams of carbs, including all carbs, and half for protein. What's a girl to do? I'm supposed to bring my diary tomorrow. The real diary looks like lunch [3.5 + 2.5 Fiasp] for 6.5 CP's and dinner [2 + 1.5 Fiasp] 3.5 CP's. So I ignored their suggestion because I knew it would send me sky-high, which they said shouldn't be something to worry about, but it's not for me. Am I taking someone's, who is more worthy than me, place on this course? At least I know what a CP is and how to calculate it now.
    I'm thinking of just giving them the numbers they want to see.
    I don't get why I'm not fitting into their mould. I'm not insulin resistant. I am really sensitive to carbs and am having a high protein meal. I need to do some research.
     
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  2. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @hh1 . An absolute winner.
    Usually a “ Top Banana “ award is only for fellow type 1’s........BUT......... what the heck. No reason why a puppy can’t be awarded a “ Top Banana , “ especially if it has found its way into the heart of our little diabetic community.:):):)
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Agree! You have an official top banana puppy, and may she live a long, happy and healthy life without diabetes or other ailments :)
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Ha! I decided to wait and am below 6 again. Beer is finished too, so time to eat my very yummy dinner :)
     
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  5. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Years ago, I found this to be very helpful. It's a free sign up and you can list everyone's birthday, anniversary etc and it will send you reminders via e-mail. One of the other things that's nice is it has a message paste that you send to your friends asking them to enter their birthdays. But you don't have to pay anything to use it, because of course they hope you do eventually sign up!

    No junk mail etc from it. You have the option of signing up for a paid membership if you want use their cards.

    https://birthdayalarm.com/
     
  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Give them the real figures. They will see your carb ratio is wrong and correct it for you. Dont give them false figures as it wont do any good at all.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is Narla. A blue merle with lush blue eyes. Had to post a pic 20190819_215332.jpeg
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with @porl69 even if you know the figures are wrong, by going by what they have suggested this will highlight that the ratio is incorrect and will be adjusted

    When I went on my DAFNE course, they initially told me to do 1:10 for all meals. I was normally 1:4 for breakfast and 1:5 for other meals. After a few days of highs on the 1:10 this was adjusted down to 1:6 on last day I went back for a follow up session for an hour a week later showed them my diary and this also proved that 1:6 was wrong most of time. I explained that I had went back to origial ratios after a few days on 1:6 and my figures were better, which they agreed
     
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  9. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous. What a blue-eyed babe. Great name.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @hh1 What a cute pup! Awwwww!!!!!
    @porl69 She's gorgeous!!!!!
    @Fairygodmother A happy and contented dog!
    @Mel dCP What a cute batch of cats!


    All the dogs and cats and the squirrel pictures has put a happy face on me for the day!!!!
    Mine are sleeping on the couch which they have taken over.
     
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  11. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning friends, a bit of an extremely early morning. I crashed a few hours after the interview so I slept like a baby. To my horror my diabetes was sky high, I have no idea why - 15.7 so I’m waiting for it to come down. I think the lady days are coming.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel like we are one big family with all the cattos and dogos, oh I love them all and including our new friend the fluffy squirrel :D
     
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    Morning all, up on a 7, somebody was rather loud at times duing the night. Thanks all for comments about herself; @the rower she thinks she desrves a Top Banana too (I'm not sure ;)). @porl69 is Narla yours? And I agree, great name, where does it come from? Pics worth waiting for @Fairygodmother :)
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone off to see the consultant today 1 step closer for my pump i hope .have a good day everyone
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ert I would say do not get too hung up on what they are asking you to do. Play along and prove that you are correct. Or just revert back to your own management at weeks end. (I always smile politely, engage, nod my head, but ultimately do exactly as I like. Mantra-it is my diabetes!) Just because people suggest things doesn’t mean you have to do them. DAFNE is the gateway to lots of other things in the diabetes world.
    Once done, it is proof on your records that you have completed an
    educational course.
    At the moment you are still honeymooning, this may last for years or come to an abrupt halt in a few weeks. Your management will change yet again. Anything you can learn will help with that.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I ripped down the squirrel’s route to the window feeder, an abundant Virginia creeper, when a lovely, intelligent, fearless young rat turned up there. It was a beautiful creature but I didn’t want it and its family climbing in through the bedroom window. They say we’re always a few feet away from a rat, more of them than us, but I didn’t want it that close. Am I prejudiced? They can chew through pipes and cables - powerless in floodland.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    An unusual extended LO last night. A bit disconcerting as I usually wake when low. Dealt with now. Maybe it was all the excitement of finally posting a pic and the emotional overload of everyone’s gorgeous dogs and cats.
    Hope you get good news today on the job front @MeiChanski.
    And about your pump Karen.
    Have a good one everyone.
     
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  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good luck Karen and fingers crossed X
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good morning all, Pebbles cat is cuddling up to me, daughter has 1 /2 day at work, as she is going to a concert tonight and beautiful blue skies too.
    Happy Tuesday to you :)
     
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