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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. 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
     
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    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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  3. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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?
     
  8. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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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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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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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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  13. Japes

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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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  14. 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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    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Bring it on I say.. Christmas is comming & the tips for waiting must be on the rise? (Parties, work nights out & wot not?)

    Oddly, where I am. Disapointingly (& a bit of a confidence crusher.) I failed in the department of QC.. Some of the guys I was with seemed to have a god like status I wasn't entitled to. Though to my mind, the job & department was in disarray. Somehow i also get the feeling I was screwed over & set up to fail? Rough idea but no proof & not worth pursuing.

    Where I am now. Back by "popular demand" (I did a stint in this department a while back.) right in "the thick of it." First day, ahead of the game.. The day just flies.! Some great support from the "front liners " too.

    Appointment for my eyes next week. New team leader & manager. Total gems. Manger knows the score anyway. Some of the guys don't think much of him. He's "dynamic," but to me a great support.

    Lol, was Libreless today. Didn't have time to change the "timed out" sensor from last night. (Infact it's still intact. So, still attached in spirit.)
    Gonna have to fix that. My bloods weren't friendly today, but battled on.. Hey! That's the thrill of the chase.....
     
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  16. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    1 CP is 10 grammes of carbs. Think it's meant to make it easier for those who find the maths tricky? I'm not in that category so I just find it an unnecessary extra thing to think about.
     
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  17. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Sounds pretty complicated to me. But if it works for some, nothing wrong with it.

    I just found out my yearly review with both internist (we don't really do endo's around here) and diabetes nurse will be in 4 weeks. Way too soon for me, as the last one with internist was in june or july.
    At that last appointment (my first in hospital as a T1 instead of the GP nurse as a T2) my lovely internist made it clear I was to see the DN as well. I don't want to visit the hospital more than once a year if I can help it, but I do like my yearly blood test to be in winter, as I had a serious vit. D deficiency, but after putting me on supplemements 3 years ago no-one has bothered to check again, and checking in july seems pretty useless to me.

    So next month I'll be meeting my DN for an hour. Very curious what that will be about, as I'm sure she won't spend an hour tickling my feet :)
    And I'll have my yearly appointment after half a year with my internist, as it's a combined date with the DN because I didn't want to go to the hospital twice. Which hopefully means no-one will want to draw my blood again until november 2020 after my appointment :)

    I expect the internist appointment to be very nice from a social point of view but utterly boring diabetes-wise, as nothing has changed really in the last 6 months. Hopefully the DN will be nice as well, and won't panic over my hba1c. We'll see!
    And I'm an idiot for still getting nervous over those appointments. But hey, that's the reason I said no more than once a year.
     
  18. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I’m facing a similar issue to someone who posted about not being allowed to eat.. or something to that effect. I’m not allowed to eat my hypo treatments or test my blood sugar in front of guests because apparently my blood will scare some people or it might be seen as unhygienic and it’s rude to eat. They have no made comments when I scan my libre, they’ll only say something when I finger prick to confirm my reading or when I’m sticking whatever I had in my pocket into my mouth.
     
  19. Diakat

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    Well I totally underestimated the carbs in my vegetable curry (no rice) for dinner- yesterday I had rice with it and numbers were perfect. Stupid diabetic variability!
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've become hypo unaware since my brief trip to Austalia where I spent 50% of my time hypoing. It's scary that it's happened so quickly. Here's hoping that awareness returns just as fast. Had a specialist appointment and he said I need to stay constantly above 3.9 mmol/l for awareness to return. I've fallen in the habit of going below on my late afternoon dog walks and late in the evening just in the last weeks. I'm reducing my morning basal. He also suggested a short sprint before my outing. It would give me up to 4 hours of protection. I have to contact DVLA. :(
     
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