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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been at work since Thursday 26th september to Friday and started on Thursday 3rd October, I think it was because I didn't activate my account that they use to upload pay slips etc. But I texted my manager to say I didn't activate it because a) I wasn't notified to say there is a link to click on and b) I wouldn't click on any link. I think they do calculate by hours that you do, those who have worked on the day that I started get paid as well and according to the contract, it is weekly.
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Master
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    Ah, OK? Sounds like a miscommunication twix your employers & you.
    You were quite right not to click any "link" sent via email. However, it looks like you needed to verify your account with the wages department...you should have been informed to expect this.. A mere oversight.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Master
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    The old adage, "think dead cats" come to mind also.. But maybe inappropriate regarding @LooperCat 's intended avatar?

    Having said that.. Along with dogs on beds. Cats on cars (a Micra?) are not ideal either... Ooh that poor paint work.
     
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  4. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Paintwork was poor when I got it. So I’ve covered the worst bits with vinyl Raven stickers! Husbeast polished it once and poor cat was slithering all over the place :hilarious:

    Poxy night here, woke with a mild low at 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep until ten to getting up. Typical. And now for some reason my liver is being incredibly “helpful” and dumping glucose like it’s gone out of fashion. Currently at 11.5 with a straight up arrow. Not feeling spectacular, if I’m being honest, so maybe I’m going down with something? I’m sure we’ll find out in due course. All part of T1 life and why we become so resilient.

    Still, onwards and upwards. Busy day in uni today, patient assessment skills this morning and airway management this afternoon. All stuff I already do as a CFR but as with all the things I have experience of, I’m resetting my brain to zero and absorbing anything and everything they teach - I’m certainly not thinking I know it all. Plenty of coffee in my thermal cup(s) should keep me alive!

    Have a tolerable Monday, chaps! ❤️
     
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  5. Manfer87

    Manfer87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone :D x
     
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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Morning everyone have a good day,brollies at the ready
     
  7. ChrissiStar

    ChrissiStar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, I’m not saying ‘good’ as it’s Monday, it’s blowing an absolute gale out there & I had a pretty awful night, so I am a little grumpy.

    Woke with a 4 at 5.30 this morning so fired a Jelly Baby in, I’m obviously still fighting this bug whatever it may be and my anxiety is shot to pieces again as I couldn’t get back to sleep, so was lay in bed with my mind racing, my heart racing & sweat pouring off me. Great start to Monday!
     
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  8. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Love the claws, hope the head is better
     
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  9. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, sounds like some bad night's sleep or lack of it. Hope everyone feels better soon and doesn't go down with anything
    A decent number this morning, madam not playing up and I can wear my 5 badge.
    Off to see a loft conversion shortly
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have just eaten some proper food Bloods still on the higher side so still taking insulin. At GPs this afternoon for results of pelvic X-ray. They came back abnormal! Am not 60 til next month but am beginning to feel a lot older than I should. Ill health over a sustained period certainly drags you down. With diabetes management on top am starting to lose my zest a little bit. Note to self, must fight back. Missing my weekly gardening, swim training and just my usual very busy active life. Have a favourite 10 day holiday in a couple of weeks so that could be just the thing to reset the equilibrium.
     
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  11. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Late on parade, work getting in the way:p

    Sunday BGs have been a bit :meh:, but back under control now (he says after eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut :rolleyes:)

    Talk of googling yourself, I did a quick one for images..........all I can say is there some ugly name sakes out there :hilarious:
     
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  12. ChrissiStar

    ChrissiStar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh what I would give to eat that in a day! Cheese scones! *drool* I can’t wait for my appetite to return, a couple of weeks of food not appealing has been okay (as has the 9lbs weight loss) but I just want to go back to feeling ‘normal’

    Massive congratulations on achieving a Unicorn Day too! Not easy given how temperamental Libres can be.
     
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  13. Dabootie

    Dabootie Type 1 · Active Member

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    Afternoon all, very late on the go today.12 hour overtime shift yesterday so treated myself to a lazy morning in the company of my cats. Went to pick up my prescription only to find the receptionist doesn’t know what happened to it.....cue second visit later today after they have reprinted it and got it signed again.
    Anyone have any experience of thyroid issues? When I had my hba1c done I got a call from the surgery to say my thyroid was ‘borderline’ underactive, now 5 months after diagnosis I’ve put on better part of 2 stones. Hubby who is type 2 is losing weight, we eat much and such the same.....I know I’ve been on holiday and normally gain about half a stone (and generally lose it quickly after the holiday) but I’m shocked at just how much weight I’ve gained.
     
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  14. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Greeting fellow pumpers and prickers. Looks like some of us are having a rough time, so I feel i should join in.

    Since around 3 pm yesterday been sitting around BG 10+. Overnight it shot up to over 18. Took a large correction dose and upped background basal to 150% and woke up to BG of 9. Not too bad. But since then I have only had 30 g of carbs and it has shot up to BG 15+. Took a correction dose, I actually injected, as well as upping Basal to 125% but 2 hours later I am only at BG of 14.3

    Took another big correction dose along with 30g of carbs for lunch about 45 minutes ago but only down to BG of 13.9.

    Think i will changed fusion set and even my injection insulin as something not right.

    I feel fine, no stress etc, apart from this, so no idea whats going on
     
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  15. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Sending hugs to those having a rough time. Unfortunately I woke up a bit sky high at 15.8 with a mild stomach pain. According to my libre, I was high for ages but sleep is more important. Anyway corrected and waiting for it to come down.
    Do you remember me having issues with getting Fiasp? Well I was so fed up of calling every pharmacy in this area about it because their reply is “we don’t stock it”. This really amps up my anger because I’m sure I’m not the only type 1 in this area using Fiasp. My gp surgery said if you find a pharmacy that stocks it, we’ll send the prescription there for it. I’m like there isn’t a pharmacy that does :( I’ve been without fiasp for almost 2 weeks, using my back up in date novorapid in the fridge. So I took matters into my own hands, I searched for a reputable online pharmacy that delivers nhs prescriptions to my door. Now I’m waiting for them to dispatch it because I’m on my last 1.5 box of test strips so I thought it would be a good time to try it out.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If online pharmacy can get hold of Fiasp, then I’ll give them so much praise. Because that insulin is incredibly hard to get :(
     
  17. ChrissiStar

    ChrissiStar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @MeiChanski That’s shocking, as you say you can’t be the only diabetic in the area prescribed it and it’s not like it keeps us alive or anything...

    I’m hoping to be changed from Novosluggish to Fiasp next week too.
     
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  18. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is indeed shocking, I remember last time my bf and I spent a few hours phoning each and every pharmacy, from big named to small named pharmacies asking for it to only be told they don’t stock it. So I don’t know how consultants are prescribing it and not knowing that some pharmacies can’t provide it. I’m giving online pharmacy a try, if they can’t get it then I’ll have to contact my team to say this drug is harder to get than limited edition yeezys.

    Oh nice, Fiasp is good stuff :)
     
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  19. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Many pharmacists don't stock that much insulin anyway - it does have a shelf life, but they'll order it in as and when and usually they'll say they can have it in 24-48 hrs - but sometimes their supplier can struggle to get it (what with Brexit) will get it and usually within 2 weeks @MeiChanski
     
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  20. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That was the issue, pharmacies tried to order it but their supplier couldn’t get it. It’s been like that for a while with pharmacies in my area that don’t stock it or their supplier can’t get it. I don’t know if it’s brexit because this was even before Boris Johnson rolled himself in. I was able to get Fiasp from the hospital and from my pharmacy but there after I couldn’t get it. If pharmacies told me they can order it in, I don’t mind waiting but they’ve tried and couldn’t get any. Unfortunately I’ve been without Fiasp because of this mess.
     
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