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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Have been to 3 different pharmacies and 1 of them didn't have any lancets at all, one only had single use finger prickers like they use in hospitals, and the 3rd only had One Touch meter kits.

    So may have to buy a new one but haven't given up yet. Off on a trip to the big mall after lunch so let's see if I have better luck.
     
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  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I don't know how pricing is in the a Phillipines, but at least a meter kit would have a handful of lancets that could, with careful use last for your trip? I wouldn't fancy using those disposable lancets multiple times a day. I nearly need a sling after m,y Medichecks tests! OK, slight exaggeration, but they go deep.
     
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  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Pack what you need, bring back up and then double everything lol. Then make sure it all is on your carry on and if ever going to be separated from it have some on your person and in your luggage.:)

    A syringe will do in a pinch as a lancet.
     
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  4. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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  5. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, great to hear some of you had a meet up - there was talk of one towards the south west, have we given up on that? @Jaylee, you could come to another one!
     
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  6. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Good morning everyone
    Have a good day
     
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  7. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Now I want to chuck my pump in the bin, I corrected and I had a low carb meal yesterday, Viola 14.9. I’m not having breakfast today because I feel poopie. But auto mode today, yay! and I’m going to work :(
     
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  8. chris85 type 1

    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone hope you all enjoy your day.
    Checked my BG this morning 16.7 time to get back on track i was a glutenous pig last night :banghead:
     
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  9. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all! GOOD morning! Bloods have been in range for 36 hours bar a couple of very mini highs, no more than 8.2. If I knew why then maybe it’d happen more often, but the great, and sometimes unfathomable machinations of T1 are no doubt planning more mayhem for the future. In the meantime, I’m feeling neon green with envy for all those pancreas-normal people who live like this all the time.
    Hope all those highs, lows, confusions hopping about get sorted today for everyone.
     
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  10. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well they would of thrown out the flowers and bread had I not saved them @Jaylee !! Yes got home and levels were down to 10 and then an hour later I was ok for sleep at 7mmol/l, I didn't want to over correct early on and run the risk of a hypo, but it would of been with a sympathetic crowd if I did !! Poor Tony is berating winning the prize for highest bg reading at 8.3, I don't think I told him I was 14.4 !! I opted for bargain sticker sushi on the way out @MeiChanski as I hadn't eaten apart from the hypo :happy:
     
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  11. slip

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    Morning all! BGs all good, just about - especially if I squint whist turning my meter on it's side :shifty:

    @chris85 type 1 did you bolus for the chocolate 'treat' last night? :bag:;)

    Sounds like the meeting of the great T1s was.............interesting?!?!?
     
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  12. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was a fab meet up, I don’t have anything else to compare it to. I got an epic arm squish from @Juicyj (we were talking about placing Dexcom on our arms and I said I was advised not too because my arms are a bit lean for it) so it was like an inner fan girl moment for me.
     
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  13. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good moaning all
    Bloods doing good today......shhhh dont spoil it!

    @urbanracer no lancets....use one of your pen needles maybe?

    Ah forgot about the meet up last night. Not tooo far away from me really!

    @MeiChanski good luck with automode.......don't expect miracles with it mind!!!
     
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  14. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    If nothing else @urbanracer , find a kitten to play with. Mine have spared me a fair few fingerpricks, they're guaranteed to draw blood when you tickle them!
     
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  15. chris85 type 1

    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    oh dear now my BG is at 18.8 after a bowl of porridge and 20 units of novoslow i'm trying to get it down i'm at the doctor's today having my bloods done no lunch it is then :arghh:
     
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    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Snakes are good for that to used to have a jungle carpet python well she bit me i had 42 little hypodermic like teeth stuck in my hand across the back of it where all the veins are i bled all over i'll try to find the pic but it doesn't do it justice as it was after i stopped the bleeding
     
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    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yep i gave myself a grand total of 20 units 16 before hand and another 4 later on
     
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    I have the same problem with porridge. I know it is supposed to be slow release etc but it also sends my glucose sky high. When I go high or low it takes ages for me to recover.
     
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  19. chris85 type 1

    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me it was kind of a test run, iv'e been T1D for 16 years but a very very stupid one one now i'm getting back on track checking my BG levels it's like been newly diagnosed because my body's insulin sensitivity ratio has changed i'm still figuring it all out (and i was already high when i ate the porridge)
     
  20. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    If you work out the best time and split for dosing your insulin, it’s manageable. I never bothered because the texture makes me retch :D
     
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