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

  1. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dexcom woke me at 5.30 this morning to inform me that the 2 ginger nut biscuits before bed last night wasn’t sufficient.
    Jelly babies to the rescue.
    Fast forward to 6.30 and was awoken again. Far more pleasantly this time. Grandkids had a sleepover last night and at 6.30 it was get in the big bed time.:).
    It’s been hectic since then, but they’ve just been collected so we can now relax.
    @becca59 . Take it easy. Hopefully you’ll be back to normal before too long.
    Planning on hitting the gym later. A swollen left knee and a tight right hamstring could both lead to some funny looks later.:wideyed::wideyed:
     
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  2. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What’s going on????? @LooperCat and @Kim Possible !!!!?????? Confused the what’s it out of me.

    Bright and sunny here this morning and was fairly good yesterday made even better by my daughters team winning 5-0, just winning would have been amazing ( they’re not the best football team) but 5-0!!!! And the opposition weren’t that bad either, I think they all must have had readybrekk for breakfast or something, they were like a different team. They may have finally ‘clicked’

    BGs have been good too
     
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  3. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning folks hope you are all having a good weekend

    I had the 24 hour blood pressure monitor on yesterday and overnight. going off every 20 mins until 10pm then every hour during the night. It was actually not that bad

    Unlike my BG which at 2am this morning was horrendous at 16.2. All I had for dinner last night was 5 pieces of pakora from local takeaway which I bolused for as 40 grammes of carbs. I then had half a portion on chicken tikka bhuna and a fairly smallish piece of nan bread. I again bolused for this at 40 grammes. During the vening I also had about half bottle of dry white wine, number 2 on the dry scale.

    I appreciate that there will be no definitive answer as to how many carbs are in a chicken tikka Bhuna, it will vary from takeaways but I would have thought that this and a small piece of nan bread would not exceed 40g of carbs. same with the pakora
    Are my calculations that far out. I did dual bolus for this over a 4 hour period and BG during the evening were OK at around 7.5. Going to bed it had crept up slightly to BG of 8.1.

    I know the fat content will cause delays in rises of BG, but to double overnight seems a bit strange

    Any thoughts on the carb contents, what i can do differently, maybe even what i could eat differently. I do love my Indian food from the local takeaway

    Thanks in advance
     
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  4. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @smc4761 . Good to hear the monitoring went fairly well.
    Could the high BS be down to the disruption/ stress / inconvenience of the monitor doing it’s reading throughout the evening.
    As we know it doesn’t take much to upset the T1 apple cart.
     
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  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A conversation about being less easy to track down on the internet, basically :)
     
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  6. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @smc4761 all I can suggest is you’ll have to try it all over again and up the carb/bolus amounts until you get it right. Of course it could be what therower suggests or it could been the protein/fat or the hidden extra carbs. :meh:
     
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  7. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    I promise I wont spam you all again about the meet up next saturday
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  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Master
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    Makes perfect sense to me...! :cool:

    Though I had to google the name @Kim Possible . & it pulled up a sort of millennial teenage mutant ninja "Buffy?"

    Useful regarding who to tag, regarding future relivant topics.. ;)
     
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  9. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely back on the double bolus, slightly raised basal for Sunday mornings! I'll be interested to see if Tuesday's sudden clinic nurse's appointment includes an Hba1c and if this tactic has helped at all in the overall average.

    Having noted on another thread that my clinic issued meter is about to be discontinued (Glucomen LX2) I'll definitely be raising that as something to talk about as well especially if when I go to collect my repeat prescription on Monday night there is a test strip crisis!

    I like the names @LooperCat and @Kim Possible !
     
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  10. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I will be changing my avatar shortly too, as I use this current one on my Facebook account sometimes. The green circle is the Loop logo.

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    In other news, Libre sensor failed at just five days in, although my MiaoMiao/Spike rig is still reading it. Sadly the calibration seems to have drifted and I woke on an indicated 4.6 - tested as I felt wobbly and it came back as a 2.8 :banghead: Hey ho, all part of D-life! Three dextrose tabs and a cheeky peanut butter sandwich (see, I am human after all) for which I’ve now insulinated, and all is good. Back to rehearsing for my practical exams in a couple of weeks. I’ve borrowed a resuscitation doll and the ventilation gear so can practice to my heart’s content at home. There’s certain things we have to make sure we not only do, but verbalise, so I’ve written a sort of script to run through. Complete with laminated picture of a defibrillator and a selection of ECG rhythms to interpret.

    I’ve also got to practice my “secondary survey” skills but need an unconscious body for that - husband is willing to let me practice on him but seems to find it hard to remain professional ;) I only have to wave my stethoscope at him and he gets that glint in his eye :rolleyes: Flattering but not helpful :D

    Bit of a post hypo headache now, so will chuck some nurofen down my neck and crack on, much as I’d like to wallow on the sofa with my book. Catch you later x
     
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  11. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,
    My blood glucose was absolutely perfect - 6.1 this morning. With catching up, I guess it’s only cocktail making that is a cause of concern. I’ll watch youtube on how to make the best cocktails, I am drooling over a beautiful tropical flavour cocktail, ;) I see new names and I thought new friends who dis.
    I did a basal test and my basal isn’t causing havoc, so another hypo mystery.
     
  12. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @LooperCat I have deliberately not used this avatar anywhere else, except with my diabetes-related blog. I am Japes or some variation of it on other forums.

    Both my names are too unusual both as names and in their spellings for casual use on the internet and given I work in a relatively specialised field in education I'd be far too easy to identify by students! Just done one of my occasional checks and the only things which now come up for my name, correctly spelt, are organist related ones and a family history connection which I've been unable to persuade the perpetrator to remove. I was happy to share the information, as we could fill missing gaps in each other's work, but I wasn't expecting every last e-mail to be published on the internet!

    Ironically, my names in their more common spellings bring up a diabetes-related death story!! Bad handwriting led to a wrong insulin dose in hospital kind of thing.
     
  13. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You could tell him to keep his eyes closed. Not uncommon in unconscious bodies. Or you could approach him with the steth in one hand and a rubber hammer in the other and tell him you'll make things a bit more realistic if he doesn't start behaving like an unconscious body.
    If it fails you can at least suffer your headaches together afterwards.
     
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  14. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My actual surname is (as far as I know) only shared with my husband, as it’s one we put together after we married. A google search only comes up with me or him. And as I’m on the road to becoming a healthcare professional, I’m taking precautions now to help keep my online presence lower key than it has been. Not that I’ve got anything to hide, but in these politically charged times, I wouldn’t want my employment chances harmed if the interviewer happened to do a search for me and find that politically we’re poles apart. Would an ardent Brexitter choose to employ a vocal and very politically active Remainer, and vice versa? This country is so politically divided just now, that I’m adopting a more prudent approach to my online identity.
     
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  15. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Am I missing something here, looks like MelDcp and Helensaramay have changed user names??? any reason
     
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  16. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Explained upthread :)
     
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  17. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    According to one of my work colleagues, she was paid on friday and I haven’t received a single coin. I don’t know if I should activate panic mode. I assume everyone will be paid on the same day.
     
  18. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @MeiChanski You can just ask, but a lot of times there is a delay to be paid because it takes time to add hours, calculate time etc, even if they send it off.

    So you get paid for say the week after the week.
    So the 23rd to the 29th would either get paid the 4th or even the 11th.

    But a lot of employers pay on a 2 week schedule because it is cheaper , less paperwork time. So if she just got paid, then the next pay date could be in 2 weeks. Here they have to post it (USA) . They usually tell you when they hire you or interview you. Just ask or look for a notice at the workplace.
     
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  19. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Master
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    Hi,

    If my memory serves correct, you have only been at this position for a week?
    "Wages" department may have done the hours prior to or at the beginning of the week you started? Any future "overtime" pay may also be delayed till the following pay date, if it was worked during this time wages had collated your hours done in the weeks prior?
    The following pay date you should find the correct money for the hours in your account. (Along with an issued payslip.)

    Are you paid monthly?
     
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  20. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Master
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    Well, that weekend went too fast...

    New Libre on tonight. The old one ran out Friday. I couldn't be bothered to remove the dead sensor till tonight. (Just basically seing how long it sticks.)
    Lol, still holding on for dear life as I yanked the old one off. The double sided tape came away from the sensor before my skin let it go.

    On that score. Going to continue to source my libres from ASDA. My local Sainsbury's pharmacy don't seem to do VAT exemption?
     
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