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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like everything diabetes related it's very individualistic, so I could say stress raises my BG levels then there'd be some come along and say it causes them to hypo like a good'un - why do you ask?
     
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    Dian Fourie Type 1 · Member

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    Cause I stress often and my sugar is unstable
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I need to read your messages more carefully:):)
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Bap, barm and roll all work in our house.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Scone, scone, I don't know anymore, it's been so long since I ate one.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have two jobs, school escort and Promoting and sampling brands in a supermarket, or maybe it was me :oops:
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I wish even one of them worked at my house. I haven't found the trick to dosing for them without spiking before coming down again, unless it's only a couple of stolen bites from a friends bap/barm/bun, so no rolls in my house.
    Yes, we do have dialects, and one of them (Frisian) is even acknowledged as a language and has it's own grammar rules. But I think when speaking Dutch, and not dialect, we mainly choose the same words for things. Not at all sure, though, it could very well be your funny quirks just stand out more to me because your language is not my own and grasping the subtleties is pretty hard.

    I had a look at the maps again, and it looks like apart from American English, the English from the London area is favoured in the things I read and hear in the Netherlands, as I'd choose 'dinner', 'tag' and 'roll', and my 'puts' don't rhyme with my 'buts'.

    Not sure I'm representative of the Dutch in English though. I'm quite comfortable in writing, but speaking English feels utterly embarrassing, as I hardly ever do it. My spoken English is very rusty, and then there's this horrible Dutch accent. The Germans and French at least sound cute in English, the Dutch only laughable :bag:
    You can imagine my horror when finding out being elected as a mod involved a one-hour phonecall with DCUKMod for training! (turned out very nice, by the way, and I believe she still takes me seriously even after hearing me talk. Thanks!)

    Funny thing: In German it's the other way around. I get hot sweats as soon as I have to write it, even so much as a short text message, but happily instruct large groups of people on sailing or tell long stories and bad jokes in a bar/pub/café/whatever you call it.
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You can't really choose what makes you feel embarrassed, can you? Knowing it doesn't matter doesn't really help!
    The Dutch are as bad as the Germans with this. I guess I overcompensate (over compensate? over-compensate?) regularly, as the rule of thumb I remembered for English is to cut every word in half or to all their components to make it right in English. Very hard!
    You also switch periods and comma's in numbers.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I think SI units let us use commas, spaces and full stops! Full stops seem wrong though.
     
  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I don't think I understand what you're saying.
    9,950 is 10 euro's in the Netherlands, 9.950 is almost ten thousand.
    My bg on my Dutch meter is currently 4,7 ( :D ) but if I wanted to tell you I'd write 4.7.
     
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  11. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Ah, for me 10,000 10 000 and 10.000 (last thinking Italian) are all ten thousand!
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! No wonder I have to look up words sometimes! Thanks @Antje77!
     
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  13. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Lovely with clotted cream and strawberry jam :hungry::hungry:
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I am American and I think most of America says roll, but sometimes uses buns. Although buns is usually used for a hamburger bun. We play tag and put and but are definitely pronounced differently!


    Now do you say tomato or tomato, potato or potato? With an a sound or an ahhh sound. And a lemon can be a piece of fruit or something that breaks often. That’s bad can mean it’s bad or very good and is it cilantro or coriander?
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Dian Fourie It depends what kind of stress for me? Doctors, dentists, surgery, makes me drop. But other things can make it climb! A different bedtime, a different morning can change things up. That’s where a CGM or Libre can really help so you can respond faster.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Tomaat en aardappel :hilarious:
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was born in "bap" land but we called it a roll. Studied in Manchester but never bought bread.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Coriander for me
    Courgettes or zucchini?
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Whatever floats your boat :) .
    Tomaat and aardappel.
     
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