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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I think we'll stick to our unofficial ones - they work for us.
     
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  2. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all! Crashed before 9.00 p.m. last night most unusually but definitely a much needed extra couple of hours of sleep, though I could've done without the middle of the night correction dose apart from the fact I'd've been a most horrible number this morning otherwise. I'd allowed for a bit more of an active evening, which just didn't happen once I'd sat down!

    Also happy to report my heels are liking the extra bit of orthotic insoles in both new and old boots! They are far less achy in the mornings since I started using them, and it's working well if I use them some of the time rather than all the time to give my feet some variety. Given I've always preferred flatter shoes or trainers, this seemed a simpler solution than buying shoes I wasn't going to enjoy wearing.
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Morning all woke to a 6.6 but oddly felt hypo on waking which was odd, bg levels are being quite good at the moment (hurrah !)

    Happy Friday all, it's been a long week here so a weekend is well overdue, daughter is doing a science sleepover at school, no sweets or screens and she's very excited :)
     
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  4. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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  5. Manfer87

    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Mel dCP
    Good thinking about the rock gig! I'll have to remember that for the next gig I go to :woot:
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all. 9.something last night 9.something this morning - although unlike juicyj I felt much higher than that - thought and felt I'd messed up last nights bolus but no, although could have done with a correction before bed I guess.

    Have a great day all.
     
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  7. Manfer87

    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    100% agree with you @Juicyj ... The weekend is definitely overdue!! :D

    I hope your daughter has fun at the science sleepover, sounds interesting!
     
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  8. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good morning all, TGIF :)
    Awoke on a 6.4 so, very happy with that:happy: Off to do some food shopping soon and as I am working Sunday I might make a beef casserole in my slow cooker before I go to work:)
    Have a great day everyone :)
     
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  9. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Off to thr Dr again. Antibiotics have been taken for 48 hours now and I still wake up crying from the pain twice a night when one of the painkillers starts to wear off.
    And I have my doubts with the diagnosis. No fever, not ill, no redness.
    Happy it will be the other GP, I like having new eyes looking at it.
     
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    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 I hope all goes well & you're sorted & fixed up soon :)
     
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  11. Dabootie

    Dabootie Type 1 · Active Member

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    Morning everyone, been AWOL for a bit as been on holiday to Florida for a bit over two weeks. Been back at work since the start of the week so bloods been a bit erratic due to unsettled days at work.
    Self funded a Libre sensor for the holiday as didn’t know how my bloods would react to the heats and humidity and happy to report got on really well with Libre and it helped me make some informed decisions....just need to get it prescribed now...DSN went through criteria with me at review and wants me to check bloods more frequently so they can argue it’s more cost effective for nhs to give me Libre.
     
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  12. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Doctor said definitely not erysipelas, and sent me for X-rays and blood tests. Thank you dear neighbour, for dropping everything to pick me up at the GP and drive me to the hospital!
    They're looking for a fracture (unlikely), arthrosis (not very likely) and gout (quite possible I think).
    Will know more next week.
     
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  13. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    A quick google search turned up with lots of reasons why gout is likely, and nothing against it.
    So, anyone with tips for gout?
     
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  14. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Therapy went okay today and it was very satisfying to watch ENT doctor vacuum my bf’s ear infection. My bf unfortunately has had an ear infection for 2 months. ENT said my bf’s ear drum perforated because the pressure was too much and the ear had to find a way to get rid of the liquid and pressure.

    Training was also not too bad, I did walk back home and I had a hypo so I stopped at Tescos because I felt safe there. I had glucose gel but it wasn’t in seperate tubes but the best way I can describe it that it looks like a children’s PVA glue bottle. As I was strolling around tescos and I feel kids are never low key about anything, there was a kid that looked at me and shouted “MUM, THERES A LADY EATING GLUE” I was like I just wanted to treat my hypo in peace
     
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  15. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    To be fair @MeiChanski in a really bad hypo glue could be appealing.
     
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  16. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    All I know is, I wouldn't want to spend my time in a supermarket treating a hypo surrounded by kids & trolleys...

    It would feel like the floor was moving.
     
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  17. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 What used to work really well for customers is, 4 2x strength tart cherry pills (or guzzle tart cherry juice or black cherry juice but in our case that can be an issue......people would drink a quart the first day because it hurts so much) and 9 alfalfa pills or alfalfa powder. That was instructions off of one of the companies that markets those products. It equated to 4,000 mg Tart Cherry and 4500 mg alfalfa. It sounds like a lot, but these are more food type things versus vitamins or herbs. I'm not sure how much alfalfa you would actually have to eat lol.

    Cherries and strawberries naturally lower uric acid in the body. Solaray also makes a combo pill Solaray Total Cleanse Uric Acid that has Tart Cherry, Bromelain, Celery and Turmeric in it. But not the alfalfa. Probably because you have to take a lot of alfalfa and it doesn't come concentrated. There are a few companies that market blends to lower uric acid. Most all of them should be based on Tart Cherry or Black Cherry.
     
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  18. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I got complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS, when I broke my wrist. Could it possibly be that ?

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Here are the steps for getting the pain and swelling of a gout attack under control:
    1. Take an anti-inflammatory medication as soon as possible.
    2. Ice and elevate the joint.
    3. Drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or sweet sodas)
    4. Call your doctor and make an appointment.
    5. Relax; stress can aggravate gout.
    More items...

    I found this which maybe helpful and I hope your pain gets better.
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Possible, but for now I don't see anything making me think it's not gout.
    I am on a high dose of naproxen (1000mg per day) but only started after a few days. Plus 3500-4000mg of paracetamol.
    No ice, can't bear it. Elevate and rest, yes my hand lives on a thick pillow on my lap, and I don't dare move unless absolutely necessary.
    Plenty of water and tea, but also weak white coffee and some alcohol.

    It's not enough. Even the occasional tramadol doesn't make much of a difference. I hate to whinge but this really is no fun.

    My diabetes seems to love it! Low flat lines all week and needing less insulin for the same foods. Perhaps enduring pain is such hard work that it counts as a 24 hour work out or such :hilarious:
    At least I'm happy I don't have to deal with diabetes behaving ridiculous on top of all else!
     
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