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

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where do you live? Australia perhaps?
     
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  2. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    We retired to Hawaii!
     
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  3. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,
    I've lost control of my BG. Out of range again this morning. I suppose I could blame the liver but I won't, that'll come later. Changed my insulin refills yesterday thinking that might help, it hasn't.
    I admit I ate a sweet yesterday and had a glass of cherry vodka but didn't actually eat that many other carbs yesterday........... though that seems like me making an excuse.
    I hate exercise. Well that's not strictly true, I like swimming, have little legs but am a good walker and love my bike. I've also got an exercise bike that I got for free. The weather, as we all know, hasn't been that good recently, so I've only been on the exercise bike. It's kept outside but is a bit covered from the rain under a roof. I am unfit and fat but I started on this bike again last week and shock horror, I've put on a kilo
    Since being diagnosed 2yrs ago, I've put on 14K. I'm short so this isn't good news, feeling less than perky today. Sometimes tempted to just stop the insulin.
     
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  4. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How brilliant, sun and warmth and the occasional hurricane. Must be lovely with birds and lots of fish to eat
     
  5. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Lots of fish to look at when I snorkel! I am a vegan!

    Weight gain with starting insulin is very common. The first reason is all of a sudden you are able to actually use all that food you were eating before you didn’t have the insulin to utilize it.

    So the second thing is because of the first thing, you actually do not need all the calories you were probably eating before. Hence weight gain.

    And it’s harder to lose it. But it boils down to the same thing, you have to intake less to lose. I know this because I went through it with each medication they tried at first and then with each insulin added. I am finally within a few pounds of my before diabetes weight.
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  6. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    We did move so we are away from the coast about 3 miles. His parents had owned a condo for vacations that was right on the bay and it was completely gutted by a hurricane. So we refused the “close to the beach” houses. Besides the affordability issues.

    And we are looking into hurricane shutters. We are not in an area that will flood although you are never far from some kind if stream here so there is no guarantee. But this house and area was built in the 70’s and it’s been fine except for the leaks and hence water damage.
     
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  7. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Marie 2, I know what you're saying but I really don't eat that much, must be the wine. I'm now 3 k off my before diabetes weight and that was too much. I don't want to be this weight. Heho
    Snorkling in warm water must be amazing
     
  8. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I love your new avatar @SueJB It's not even how much you eat, it's some of ours mucked up metabolism! I don't eat much either and am only losing 1 pound a month, my hubby eats 3 full meals plus and still he is losing weight! And I ride my exercise bike 10 miles every day!!!

    It's not fair, it's just is what it is!

    It is amazing, the water is nice and warm and pretty clear and usually calm on one side of the island at all times!
     
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  9. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My new avatar is a 2-toed sloth. That's how I feel. I'm up to a 7 min sprint on my exercise bike. ..... so well done you. Just printed off some pics pre diagnosis and thin to give me some encouragement and prompt me to succeed somehow
     
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    Morning (is it? Not even started the shift work yet but all over the place today) - been up half the night with CGM alarms going off due to my new Libre sensor being a bit all over the place. I think I had the full gamete of alarms - high, urgent high, rising fast, falling fast, low and urgent low... each time I did a blood test to see I was in the low fives, so I presnoozed all the alarms and tried to go back to sleep. Thwarted by a sore throat and incoming cold so feeling EXTREMELY sorry for myself. Last time I felt like this I lost my voice completely for about four days. I was teaching at the time and had to bribe the kids with biscuits to behave. I also had an antique bicycle horn to attract their attention. Think I could do that for my exams on Wednesday and Friday? :D

    @Marie 2 - always wanted to go to Hawaii, it’s on the list for potential first proper holiday after I qualify :)

    I’m off to practice airway management techniques on a vase. Have all the necessary medical kit, I’m just lacking a throat to shove it in. Have a good one, friends ❤️
     
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  11. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Utterly exhausted and manager wants me in again for a full day. I have less than 24hrs to wash all my uniforms and dry it before tomorrow :( Unfortunately I’ve hypoed all night and I didn’t get up until now to treat it. I did speak to my manager before she set our rotas, I put down I can manage 4-5hrs x 4-5days per week but I understand 3 days x 8 -13 hours is possible too. Unfortunately I’m not managing the extremely long hours well. I’ll go back to dwelling until my wash cycle is finished.
     
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  12. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I haven't gained a lot of weight after starting insulin, but have not lost either, and I eat a lot less, especially a lot less rubbish. Bit of a disappointment as I really don't need all of my 114 kilos.
    I think I've read something about the way we get our insulin (under the skin) may have to do something with this weight gain on insulin, as in non-diabetics insulin goes through the liver first. Or something like that, can't exactly remember.
     
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  13. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great place @Marie 2. Where did you move from if you don't mind me asking? How has the move affected T1?
     
  14. SueJB

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    Hope the vase is shatter-proof and the throat gets better today, it will. Salt water gargling girl is what you need to get ready for the 2 big days
     
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    Hugs loopercat x
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon, just popping in to say hi :)
     
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    Just popping in to 'Hi' too. BGs have been OK, not a lot to report. Wishing everyone the best.
     
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    "The Devils in skirts!" ;)

    Let's not forget the "historically accurate" & heavily researched. CO Henry, CO **** Turpin, & the CO set during the French Revolution..? :D
     
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    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    To my utter amazement, I've had a great day 1 on my DAFNE course. I was in the foulest of moods, (and have been for some time - every time I thought I was getting over it, I wasn't!) and not necessarily up for it. It's been acknowledged that for most of our group, we've already worked out a lot of what does and doesn't work for us as individuals, but most of us are after fine-tuning that and have been enjoying swapping stories. We're a mixed bunch of ages and types, but finding a lot of common ground! I didn't even have to explain LADA to anyone! Not sure my brain likes the CP idea but it's livable with whilst I have to.

    I now have a shiny new meter to replace my trusty original clinic-issued one which is no longer being made and hopefully will be switching from flex pens to Echo pens and cartridges. I might even be getting a half-unit pen as I had enough evidence with me to prove that it would be helpful.

    Think this two weeks of doing stuff just for me is probably very well-timed. Especially if we're going to be as efficient as we were today and got let out early! I got a heap of tasks done on the way home which also cheered me up no end - several of them have been frustratingly difficult to achieve. (Phone shops who have the phone I want on the display unit, but can't actually get hold of them and try to sell me what I don't want - you are top of the list of frustrations. Finally, I found one in the local supermarket... I'm cheap and basic in the phone department, don't need a bundle or contract as I don't use enough texts/calls per month and don't need data.)
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Your experience with the DAFNE course sounds very good, @Japes !
    What is the 'CP idea?
     
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