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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That's wonderful!
    I'm very curious about what the graph of a diabetic dog looks like. Would she mind if you shared a picture of it in a couple of days?

    I must admit I have tried testing my dog once, but couldn't get blood from the ear at first try. So I gave up, as I was just fooling around anyway when I was bored. Didn't know people used (almost) lips as well.
     
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  2. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 The almost was because we test her every night and some mornings, depending how stable she’s been. With the Libre on I’m hoping for more information plus cutting down how much testing we do. Plus helpful for daily curves. I’m sure I’ll still be doing some checks.

    Cats ears work good, but dogs ears not really. But their lips work really well, this I learned from a blog of pet owners of diabetic dogs. But it’s not like having 5 fingers on each hand, so I worry about limited area. Only a small percent of owners check their dog daily. My vet was very surprised. I probably am more inclined because of being a type 1 and knowing how variable it is. I adjust her insulin all the time.The vet was very excited that I wanted a Libre for her, she had never seen one but had read about it.

    I will post some graphs when I have a few days worth.
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Carry On Screaming is my absolute favourite, a very small cast with the wonderful Harry H. Corbett in the lead role.
    I do like Carry on Cleo, Carry on Up the Kyber, Carry on Teacher, with Ted Ray, Cruising, Camping, Cabbie, **** ( Turpin) Jack and the earlier Nurse and Doctor ones....... what a wonderful Carry On :hilarious:
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I guess it will be a great opportunity for your vet as well to learn more about diabetes in dogs. I don't think there is all too much information about the daily fluctuation in bg in pets, or how their diabetes reacts to different foods.
    I can imagine if you happen to have a vet school in your area they may be interested in her daily graphs as well.
     
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    Dog agility unfortunately.
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That makes it even worse...
     
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  7. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The best of the British play-on-words humour. I'll quit while I'm ahead.
     
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  8. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You have...............style :D
     
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    Re exercise, am I the only one who often has to have insulin afterwards, I never get to eat extra food ☹️ My swim training will always require a couple of units about an hour later. Then when I went gardening this morning and walked there and back, about a mile and a half. I was 6 when I left the house, 6 whilst gardening and 6 when I got home. Which on the one hand is good and the other hand strange. If I am going to be lower, it will be the day afterwards usually in the morning which is good for foot on the floor and DP. This condition has no boundaries!
     
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    I have to correct after weights @becca59
     
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    I find no need to correct anything when I'm using the scales and weights in the kitchen:hilarious:
     
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    Hi gang!

    Shared a diabetic joke at work today with a non D..

    To cut a long story short. Just prior there was a missunderstanding over my understanding of "procedures" involving the placement of some stock parts.
    My colleague overhearing the debate mentioned the wasted conversation whilst rolling his eyes as he perused a graph on his desk top. (Yeah, maybe I should have rolled over & let this "micromanager" tickle my tummy.) :banghead:
    What's that? I enquired "ooh it's the firm's morale meter showing progress..?"
    Ah, said I. "That dip was coincides with the point I was discussing with ****." (name deleted to protect the guilty.)

    Oddly, the graph looked just like my Libre readings. For the past couple of hours, It was uncanny.

    Pulling out my phone & mentioning diabetes, I explained what the Gimp app was for, regarding the sensor attached to my arm & offered it up for comparison with the graph on the PC screen. & this is the point when my BG dipped, then shot up & plateau'd."

    It pretty much stacked up.... Lol, oh we chuckled..
    Turned out the graph on the PC my collegue was looking at was stocks & shares with a "CBD oil company" that he has investments in... :woot:
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Cant believe ive just gave myself bolus insulin instead of basal im not even hungry but will have to fill my face i could kick myself hate going to bed on a full stomach
     
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    It seems like it happens a lot!
     
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  15. Antje77

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    Oh my, that is very annoying! Been there, done that and no-one even bothered to give me the t-shirt.
    Please be careful, if you stuff your face with sweet stuff now and go to sleep on a highish number you still might go low hours from now :(
    Is your basal dose an amount of bolus you can relatively easily eat away? Please set an alarm to check again tonight or ask someone to wake you tonight if you don't live alone.
    Keep us updated, I'll have my fingers crossed for at least some sleep for you!

    edit: And I'm very glad you found out before unexplainably hypoing bad!
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    What a night i dropped down to low twos treated that but was on a roller coaster all night im currently 17.8 but correction done heads banging and im shattered i will make sure i check which pen im using in future its going to be one of those days .anyway have a good day everyone
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I hope you feel better as the day goes on, I think a lot of us have been through the same, take care x
    Ooooh and good morning :)
     
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    Thanks robs x
     
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