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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. slip

    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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  2. 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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  3. porl69

    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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  5. porl69

    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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  6. Jaylee

    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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  7. 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
     
  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. MeiChanski

    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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  12. MeiChanski

    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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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So I did another change and I’m 19.6. I cry deep down :(
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Think I’m coming down with something despite being vaccinated against everything. Ah well. Slept over thirteen hours straight last night, and could do with a nap tbh. Still, in other news I scored 95% in the exam I sat the other week, must try harder :borg::happy:
     
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    chris85 type 1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well i finally found out that my HBA1C is 91 that's not good but what is good is i have an appointment to speak to someone about how iv'e been feeling for so long
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Love the resurgence and enthusiasm and support of the thread but 56 posts when I switched on
     
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  20. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’m going to come back as a cat - both of mine are curled up in their baskets asleep by the radiator
     
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