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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good to see you again @porl69, whatever made you think WE’D want to get rid of you?
    We’re you virused?
     
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  2. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn’t it be great if your new sensor arrived tomorrow @becca59, got to you ahead of the new date! Being without one’s an uncomfortable reminder of how things used to be.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't "virused" but my brother caught it and we all had to isolate for 2 weeks, then the garage was closed for another 2 weeks. I have been on furlough ever since. 9 weeks off in total
     
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  4. Daphne917

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

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    Do you know when you will be unfurloughed? Our small local garage started back last week
     
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  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s been a rough nine weeks @porl69! How’s your brother now? I hope his recovery’s proceeding well, and you get back to work again before too long.
     
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  6. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, been offline due to server problems, back online thankfully now. Sod's law as yesterday was planning to do loads of things which required internet, so had to fill the time in other ways. Weather was off and on and blowing a hooly so I wasn't inclined to spend too long out there. Bgs behaving remarkably well at the moment, woke on 4.1 (probably due to tighter basal control thanks to half units - and of course you, @karen8967!)

    @porl69 great to see you here again, hope your brother's doing okay.

    Have a good day all whatever you're up to.
     
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  7. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all, woke to a 6.3, steady on that-ish all night so all’s ok, and the sky’s blue, the sun’s shining, we’ve had two days’ rain, at last!
    Trawling around, nattering with friends and looking at other stuff online this morning, I notice a growing undercurrent of distrust of Covid advice. Disturbing, in more ways than the obvious.
    Apart from that, it’s going to be a glorious day. I think, too, I’ll make plans to meet again with the friend whose back garden and presence was good, and another friend who I’ve not seen for ages. Happy days!
    Again, any news of Mei? Do hope she’ll come back and tell us she’s now ok!!!
     
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  8. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone still raining here but at least that wind has dropped
     
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  9. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all! Bit soggy here so maybe the gardening I was thinking about won't happen. Or the next stage of fixing the slowly rotting shed door frame enough to last until a carpenter type person can come to make a new one. It's an old brick outhouse, with wooden door frame and door. It makes a great place to keep my gardening stuff, such as it is.

    The other task for today is sorting through some old t-shirts to make myself some sensible washable face coverings since it's going to be necessary for public transport use and general out in public enclosed spaces. That need for public transport use on my part has been considered the highest risk part of me possibly returning to work in the near future! I know I walk a lot and will continue to do so but, as I pointed out, if my bloods indicate walking would be a bad idea I will have to get a bus. This advice to avoid public transport is all very well, and I've used it very little in the last 3 months, but I've not been able to completely avoid using it especially when sticking strictly to 1 shopping session a week. The walk home from the nearest supermarket is just under 2 miles and mostly uphill. The walk home from favourite supermarket is 3 miles and even more uphill then along a very narrow section of pavement by a road I will not walk on if the pavement is busy as it's a favourite road for speed merchants of all variety of vehicles.

    Also considering re-reading my extremely copious personal risk assessment for that possible return to work. But, I'll leave that until Monday I think. I am utterly bemused by the diabetes generic part of it - including the emphasis on thrush resulting from high blood sugars?!?!. I've, personally, never suffered from thrush in my life even pre-T2 misdiagnosis in the run-up to the initial Hba1c of 144. I think I possibly confused the H&S person doing these with a far too technical explanation of LADA and he left it all in. I knew I should just have said T1 and left it at that!! Poor soul has hundreds of these to do and I know he's no medical expert. But, to be honest, I'm not that convinced our medical staff quite get the subtle differences between diabetes types even though they've known me all through this process! (I do recognise who wrote the generic diabetes risk assessment bit so probably should not be bemused!)

    But, I think, as I understand it. my personal bit basically says what it's always said "Japes' knows what she's doing and will keep us informed.". Quite why they have emphasised there will be a fridge in whichever building I work in is the other mystery. when it is well-known I keep everything with me in the Japes' Meds Bag at all times and the insulin always is in a Frio pouch. anyway, and my lunch/snacks don't need a fridge. Still, they tried and I have promised my poor stressed favourite line manager of my current line manager cake on any return or some way of smuggling cake in with someone who has already returned to work!
     
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    Japes I think you're very brave. The thought of getting on any kind of public transport right now scares me a lot. I hardly ever use it anyway (I think the last time I got on a bus was when I went out with my sister in London 11 years ago. I've never been on one where I've lived for the past 28 years). I'm not a naturally fearful person and I'm surprised by some of my own reactions in this situation. I've come to the conclusion that I'll stay within any rules and decide for myself how musch risk I'll put myself in. I'm very lucky in that I'm self-employed and can get by without working if I have to. I have enormous sympathy for people in circumstances far, far less easy than mine, whether it's accommodation, work (or losing jobs), level of risk or lack of choice.

    I think about T1 daily because I have to, just like we all do. What I don't usually think about is the other things I have like peripheral arterial disease, high blood pressure and an under-active thyroid. I do things to help with those but they require no thought and for PAD, no meds (at the moment). Knowing that I have this combination of health issues and how that increases the risks if I were to contract Covid 19 has made me really stop and think.
     
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  11. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. It's less brave than necessity! But, as a life-long public transport user, especially the years I lived in London and Glasgow, I've always been sensible and careful about it. I can drive and thoroughly enjoy it when I do get my hands on a car, but really don't need a car for most of the time. Normally shopping is done several times a week as I'm out and about in the normal course of my life, I have kind friends and colleagues who help out on the rare occasion I need something transporting which is bigger than I can take on public transport. I don't often get things delivered in term time, as I'm so rarely home normally and right now I'd rather not be risking other people doing that unless absolutely necessary.

    I will say the buses are really not busy at all when I do have to use them as I am making the most of being able to go at quiet times for the weekly shop - so have not, so far, felt the need to cover my face other than with a scarf which I've kept in my bag.

    There is no question, for this academic year of me not being paid, though my self employed music income is non-existent, so far, for this tax year! But what the new academic year will bring is another matter altogether. I do trust my workplace, believe it or not, to get this stuff right (eventually) and I know no-one wants me in unless there's no other option. It's a constantly changing scenario, anyway.
     
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  12. Daphne917

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

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    What’s a bus? Out here in the sticks we’re lucky if see one a week!!!
     
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  13. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Indeed you are lucky - I remember living in those kinds of sticks all too well. It's why I like city living!
     
  14. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good evening, a busy week as the shower blew up and the refurb focus moved to the bathroom, some dodgy flooring needed replacing so I thought I'd lay some lino whilst I was at it so had to sheet the floor with plywood, and then I thought I'd maybe put a lick of paint on, but really the ceiling should be done and if I'm doing that it'd be rude not to change colour so I'm scraping the walls ready for the colour change :banghead:

    New shower's mint mind and the living room's no messier than it was at the start of the week :p

    I've had my first week in 6 months without a transmitter on my Libre and had an overnight without that too as the last one was dodgy showing me at 26 for 24 hours when I was ok, Abbotts replaced it.

    I've got my young un staying over and when she goes to bed I'm going to watch 'The Longest Day' seeing as it's the 6th of June :)
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone
     
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    Good morning, 12 waking as I finished off the child's food too last night and used an extra 7 units :p, obviously I've known for a long time finishing other peoples plates off as well my own isn't big or clever and leads to a spike.

    Nice food though, and a day stripping paint off 3 walls in the bathroom when I take the bairn back to her mums, I'm going to be hungry today as I only had porridge for breakfast and sacked the 3 eggs/2 bread routine as it'll spike me again starting off high.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekends :)
     
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  17. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon, everyone!

    In some kind of spirit of keeping my music going, I've been recording occasional hymns for my church's social media and for those of my friends who like it. No promises of every week, but just as and when I felt like it or if particular requests came in!

    Today's hymn was one that is not necessarily well known, usually gets a twice a year outing, at most, but my church congregation mostly likes to sing it, as do most of my church-going singing friends. Except it's not one of the most straight forwards. First verse is a short one. All the other verses bar one are an extension of that first tune. The last but one verse has a different tune totally, but could be any one of 3 possibilities. The number of verses varies from 5 - 9 depending on the hymnbook. I stuck to my guns and did my favourite version which happens to be the 9 verse version. I'm waiting for the wails of anquish that I've done the Wrong Other Tune for that penultimate verse.

    It all took several attempts, working out how to record video from my laptop, (I've been doing it from the phone so far, but this hymn is too long!) recording the whole thing 4 times, playing back and singing it all to check I'd got the verses right, and providing words as well.

    What has all this to do with diabetes? I was a lovely 6.2 on waking, 7.2 mid-morning as I started and 10.7 by the time I ended in time for lunch. Is outrage!
     
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    Well done @Japes for persevering, I hope everyone is blessed and appreciates the time and effort you put in. Hope your bloods soon return to where you want them to be.
     
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  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi @porl69 :) I am on furlough with one of my jobs and still not working as a school escort on the other, since March 23rd.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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