1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,616
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    Trophy Points:
    178
    @MeiChanski you won’t need your dear friend tresiba with a pump. It’s fast acting all the time with a pump.
    But tresiba will still be your friend. As a backup. So make sure he’s still in date waiting for you in the fridge.
    As for where to put your cannula, I found there was a bit of trial and error to find the ideal sites (you definitely need a few to avoid Lipo-wotsit). I found it depends a bit on what I am wearing: spare tyre is pretty good unless I am wearing higher waisted troos.
    And don’t forget you can put your cannula above your waist. With a tubey pump, you have more options because the cannula is pretty flat.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    1,166
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Lipo wotsit does sound very attractive tbh. :hilarious: I will make sure tresiba still loves me while it waits in the fridge. Oh, I love highwaisted trousers, jeans and leggings. :arghh::arghh: We'll see how it goes in a couple of weeks, months or years. How is it on the arms? I know the tubing can be quite long, but it is restricting arm movement?
     
  3. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,616
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    Trophy Points:
    178
    @MeiChanski i never tried mine on my arms because I use them too much especially when climbing. I know others do and the tubing shouldn’t be too bad if you can thread it through your clothing. I guess it your bra is large enough, you could hide your pump in with your ... ummm... puppies.
    I tried this but needed a larger bra and “chicken fillets” to pad out the other side. At least I had a cleavage for a change.
    Too much information?
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    1,166
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Oh no, I can relate but I call them gnat bites ;)
    Sounds like trying to thread internet cable around this house.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,611
    Likes Received:
    3,425
    Trophy Points:
    198
    As explained in a recent post, I obviously don't like bra's or the things residing in them (at least not when they're mine), but I'd happily wear my bra every day if I there was a pair of puppies in there! That's about the snuggliest thing imaginable!

    Now I did have a white rat who went everywhere with me before I had the dogs. Usually it sat on my shoulder or in my sleeve, but when walking or riding a bike it preferred sitting securely under the left-hand strap on the front of my bra. I suppose the strap saved her from having to hold on all the time :)
     
    • Like Like x 5
  6. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,504
    Likes Received:
    6,694
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Mine are beyond chunky and my pump works there just fine.

    Interesting day, we were doing some community first responder stuff at our local Pride, just raising awareness of what we do. Covered in all the rainbows, we had a call to a cardiac arrest (my very first) a few miles away, so had to de-rainbow in the car on the way, feeling grateful we hadn’t taken up the offer of glittery face paint. Sadly our patient passed away, we worked on him for over half an hour. Bit of a bg spike, but back down to 6.1 now. Yeah. Bit of feels to process this evening...
     
    • Hug Hug x 6
  7. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    1,166
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Oh I’m so sorry to hear :( are you okay though?
    I guess your thighs are top quality thighs for insulin absorption;)
     
  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,611
    Likes Received:
    3,425
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Well done nevertheless! Without your work no-one would have known if their death would have been preventable.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,504
    Likes Received:
    6,694
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Thanks guys, I’m pretty sure he had died before we even got there, he had been on the floor for a while before he was found. Everything that could be done for him, was - we can’t save everyone after all. Just processing it all now!

    And yes, I have top quality thighs ;)
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    9,697
    Likes Received:
    5,802
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Oh Mel. That's a toughie, for sure. It must be hard to accept it's not possible to save everyone.

    Thanks for trying. I'm sure that will have been very important to his/her loved ones.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  11. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    878
    Trophy Points:
    133
    You're certainly being through in the deep end. Wow. I guess it's all part of the job. You're incredible strong.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  12. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    878
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Managed to place my latest Libre sensor on the top of my arm instead of the inside. How is that even possible?
     
    • Creative Creative x 1
  13. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,611
    Likes Received:
    3,425
    Trophy Points:
    198
    The arm is round. Round things have no top or bottom, so you're all fine!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  14. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    14,316
    Likes Received:
    45,230
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I might be interested in this
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    14,316
    Likes Received:
    45,230
    Trophy Points:
    298
    IMG_0665.jpg

    She’s here tackling another small stick

    She’s ambitious bless her
     
    • Winner x 6
    • Like x 3
    • Agree x 1
    • Funny x 1
    • Optimistic x 1
  16. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,627
    Likes Received:
    20,834
    Trophy Points:
    198
    good morning everyone have a good day :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
  17. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,504
    Likes Received:
    6,694
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Morning all! Is it worth getting out of bed?

    I’m a bit stiff today after 18 minutes of team CPR. My Fitbit recorded it as exercise...

    E81C8FFF-702E-4786-B396-DF9CE1BC71B4.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
  18. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,616
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Morning
    @Mel dCP the sun is shining and coffee is in the kitchen. Are those reasons enough to get up?
    I am bread baking. The cloche has been removed for the first loaf so it can take on some colour. It's looking not bad considering it was shaped at midnight after a night out.
    Lovely meal. Not too much to drink. Good company. Well behaved bg. Late train.
    I guess you can't control everything.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  19. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    4,542
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Sounds like a few of you had interesting Saturdays.
    @Mel dCP . I did a defibrillator course at work a few years back and even in that “ laid back “ adrenaline free scenario it was quite physically demanding.

    @helensaramay . Makes the smell of recently eaten toast seem a bit tame.:)
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  20. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    14,316
    Likes Received:
    45,230
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Good morning friends

    Sunday roast later mmmm

    Have a good day everyone
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook