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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. chris85 type 1

    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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    ArsenalCath Type 1 · Member

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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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  4. 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)
     
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    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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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is porridge up there with pizza and far eastern take-away?!? (it's years and years since I've had porridge and can't remember what effect it had on me!)
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I feel if I was left with no choice but to use a pen needle as a lancet.

    I'd possibly try a blunt one.?
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to say i would bash it against a window for a bit before poking my finger
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    I have accidentally stabbed myself a few times with 'armed' pens, I know they can be quite effective at drawing blood.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is where we miss certain members.....the porridge king was Kev W he knew his oats! :)
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yep, I've caught myself a few times depositing into the sharps bin.

    But not quite enough to satisfy a BG meter.. My Mobile loves a good slasher movie.! :)
     
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  12. chris85 type 1

    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    it is meant to have a low glycemic index or that's what the diatition told me at the start
     
  13. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I was blown away by how robust pump tubing is..?

    I've only known an Omnipod user & he wasn't very "show & tell."
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Still all turns to glucose in the end, and as we don't produce any insulin at all of our own, we still need to cover every last gram of it. Low GI foods can actually be harder to dose for as they hang around for longer, steadily pushing bg up long after the insulin has worn off.
     
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  15. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My Medtronic rep said he uses the old tubing for gardening for his plants so I’m very blown away too :)
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So sensor is in, this one was a bleeder. I couldn’t make it to work because appointment took 3hrs and there was a very little point in me going to work for 2 hours. So your girl is free today.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @urbanracer you could give yourself a nosebleed every now and again. But on a serious note, I think a pen needle would be a good idea, a bit more ouch.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Should I be worried about air bubbles in my tubing? My site change yesterday went well and I didn’t see any bubbles in the tubing.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, hospital appointment went fairly quickly, a bit uncomfortable but all done now ( If I ever get reincarnated................. I am coming back as a man !!! )
    BG's have been quite high, but hoping they will come down slowly with more Insulin.
    Going on the last school run as a casual Escort very soon.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You need to check tubing daily for air bubbles, as the space where the air bubble is means you won't get the correct amount of insulin. They're can be quite common, more so with Fiasp I've found. Disconnect the tubing from yourself, leaving the cannula in, and fill tubing as you would normally do when putting a new cannula in, until the line is clear of bubbles. Make sure insulin is at room temperature before filling cartridge if it's a self fill one, as insulin straight from the fridge increases air bubbles. I tend to get air bubbles maybe 12 hrs after a set change.
     
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