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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds similar to what I do with Opsite Flexifix. Even do the 10x10. Put a square of lint under as due to swimming always change at the half way point.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Skin Tac wipes before you stick your gadget on - https://amzn.to/2sOdUK3 - I don’t put anything on top unless I’m doing something where I think it might get knocked - like ziplining or being in the front row of a rock gig :D
     
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  3. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    or ziplining into the front row of a rock gig???
     
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  4. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    That too :D Perhaps @Jaylee can advise.
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    greetings fellow pumpers and prickers, hope you are all doing well.

    Had a scary overnight hypo about 3 am this morning, luckily enough my body seems to know when i go low and I wake up, My Libre said 2.9 but i felt considerably worse. Finger check ooooops 2.4. Couple of jelly babies to get me going, down for a coffee and sugar but felt even lower. Gulped my coffee down with numerous spoonfuls of sugar and feeling soo low, i notice a chocolate caramel slice, so that was scoffed as well.

    paying for it this morning though, with a BG on waking at 14.7, although now back to a manageable 6.2
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Spoke to the Dr. and I can pick up some naproxen and tramadol. Hopefully those will make the pain a bit more bearable.

    And @Robinredbreast , your humming tip was really useful when I woke up tonight from the pain :) !
     
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  7. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds similar to what I do with Opsite Flexifix. Even do the 10x10. Put a square of lint under as due to swimming always change at the half way point.
     
  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Sending you get well wishes x
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Strangely, I've not lost a Libre yet.. I just follow the destructions, but stick under arm. I get two alcahol wipes that come with the kit. (Presumably before & after removal?) however I use em both on application after a shower, making sure the area has dried.
    Bang on the disc, check the edges are down & thassit!
    I've caught it hedge trimming when I nearly fell in & rubbed it a few times on my car seat leaning back to grab something from the rear.. It's still here..
    My current Libre runs out tomorrow & is still strongly fixed. Maybe a little black lint round the edges.

    I did do a test a while back giving an expired sensor 3 extra days grace? It still took some ripping to get it off.
    It could be possible my skin is just not that acidic? (Or something??)

    Talking of rock & roll @Mel dCP , remember me mentioning spending my "retirement" time in a sound proofed booth a couple of months back?

    Feel free to pogo to this murdered 1980's Classic...
    This may help @Antje77 take her mind of the wrist woes too.. I happen to know @Juicyj likes a little rawk as well...
    @Japes you might appreciate a bit of "angelic" choral singing too? ;)

     
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  10. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @helensaramay without really know how couscous behaves I banked on the fatty lamb to slow things down and I did inject after I had eaten it and got it about right - I did dip a bit low whilst out with the dog sometime after, if I hadn't been out I think I'd have been spot on but the little extra exertion and IOB just dropped it a touch - will defo do it all again it was tasty!

    Just been shortlisting job applicants, of the 28 received we ended up with just 2 :***: !

    @smc4761 typical night time hypo response glad you've got it back under control - when will we ever learn not to eat the entire kitchen????...............it's not us that has to learn, it's the hypo monster that has to!
     
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  11. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast Makaton is used a lot in my workplace by about half of the students, and until this year I've predominantly worked with the non-Makaton users. However, we do all learn some, students and staff, so we can communicate better. We probably universally all use the 5 basic essential signs especially if we don't want to announce where we're going!!

    Young Vampire and I just tap a finger (usually the ring finger on the non-dominant hand) a couple of times with our index or middle finger of our dominant hand and say "Bloods". We make a fist with our dominant hand and pretend we're injecting in the place of choice with no word usually for injection, but that's probably how it's evolved for Young Vampire. I'd be interested to know if there are any official signs!
     
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  12. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Ya girl finished early today, training induction went okay - a bit long for what it is tbh. It was quite worrying that the head chef didn't know any of the hygiene and food, health and safety answers. Fresh sensor applied and I was thinking about university all day and that I'm capped at 40% this year. I didn't give up on university, I kept that option opened in case college didn't go as planned, which didn't and jobs issues. I'm not being negative but realistic because achieving 80% overall to average out to a 2.1 is far too much for the final year. I'm willing to consider a MA degree if I can wing it for a 2.2 but I don't see that happening with my ability and I'm sure my parents won't be happy if they paid £15000 for me to come out with a third. It is possible if I did all my reading, prep work etc etc, but my downfall is exams and there is no room to fail.
     
  13. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Manfer87 I use Skin Tac on my Dexcom and it works great.

    @slip I eat couscous off and on, I just dose as I normally do with everything else. Which for me is half a half hour before I eat and the other half when I eat. But I don't think I eat anything high fat with it? It runs about 36 carbs per cup of cooked.

    @slip On the job applicants, 2 sound pretty good. Sometimes I would get over a hundred applications and only be interviewing 3 of them. Probably I would get so many because you didn't have to have any training or experience to apply. Amazing what people will put on applications without realizing what they are telling you!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I will look in my Makaton signs core vocabulary pocket book :brb:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Injection sign - use dominant hand, thumb and index finger in line, open wide, then place on arm/leg ( looks like a large sideways V)
    Blood - dominant hand moves down body from mouth, with other hand laid flat on heart area.
     
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  16. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Has anyone heard anything of WuTwo of late?

    I know it was looking like life was heading into a difficult time for her. I hope she's OK.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I sent her a pm a few weeks ago, but, as far as I know, she hasn't been seen :(
     
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  18. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Snorkeling was easier than normal. I didn't drop as much as I usually do. I started out with an 8.5 and only decreased to a 7.5 and stayed there. I had to actually take some insulin to go back to normal.

    I always reduce my basal and I start with being about 8.5 and drop to around a 6.0 to 7.0 when I get out of the water and then slowly continue to drop over the next few hours. So I usually have to make sure I eat something within an hour or two after because I can really drop a few hours later. So this was interesting to be so different. But it was a pretty easy snorkel, warmer waters and very calm.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I sent WuTwo a pm too and have not gotten a response to the latest one.The last time I had heard from her was when her FIL's outlook didn't look good. I have been worried too and hope she is doing okay and miss her.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Our dear friend @WuTwo hasnt been around since her family needed her. We do incredibly miss her and I hope she’ll make a reappearance soon. Along with our friend @knikki and cake.
     
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