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

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have used our cats used litter out in the garden before , so I will do that, probably next week.
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good morning, Friday again. Off out food shopping soon and awoke on a 7.9 this morning.

    I have a x-ray appointment this afternoon as my right foot has been causing me pain, especially underneath the heel, also my heel bone is protruding out more than the left one, it's looks like a hard golf ball, also I can hardly bring my right foot upwards towards my leg. In the summertime, which I didn't link with the above problem, I keep getting a blister underneath the right heel only, seems to be related now.

    Have a good day and a safe one too:)
     
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  3. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I love snorkeling, so it's worth figuring out. Don't get me wrong I know I'm blessed I get too!!!!

    But 3rd time changes needed for dosing for snorkeling. When I started going out for 3 hours, my blood sugars started climbing after about two hours. I gather it has something to do with the lactic acid build up that your body can't deal with and it releases glucogen and cortisol to deal with it, only since we don't make insulin, well you know..............

    But last time I didn't climb, in fact I dropped and went to the car and drank some chocolate soymilk and went back out for my 3 hours. This time I drank half a container before and dropped in 30 minutes.................so I went back to the car and drank the other half and dropped in 15-30 minutes...........sigh, so I went and sat in the car, waited for complete digestion and the rebound climb and after an hour of sitting went back in at an 8.7 and then was able to stay out for another 2 hours. I gather once you get used to the exercise your body doesn't/won't react the same.

    I will have to start out higher like I used to, reduce basal more, maybe eat something higher fat so it absorbs slower while I'm out there.....something. I really don't want to try to take something out with me to eat lol............and it's a pain to come back in to get something to eat.

    We're headed into winter so water will be a little colder, not quite as much sun all the time so I might not want to go out for 3 hours soon............or as much anyways
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Robinredbreast Oh I'm sorry to hear that, hopefully it's something easily fixable.
     
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  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ouch @Robinredbreast, I really hope the fix isn’t a one thing too drastic and you can get to walk more comfortably.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    At last there’s a bit more sunlight today, so far, even though it’s still cloudy. I can do a load of washing, and charge the power bank for the sensor change time recharging of the MM. We try to use solar as much as possible, but it does mean the washing mounts up when the weather’s grey. The ultimate climate saving paradox, the thing we’re doing our tiny bit to prevent prevents us doing our tiny bit.
    Another 4.00 rising morning after a carb correction in the early hours; I often seem to be inbetween, and not just on doses: I’d like a nighttime Levemir dose of 9.25, clothes size 13, a 28 hour day, Fiasp doses in 0.25 units, another 1.75” on my height. There’s no pleasing some people. Luckily some shoes can still be found in the old 5.5 size.
     
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  7. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, up on a 5.1, happy with that. @Robinredbreast, like @Fairygodmother I hope that's something simple to fix. I had two surgeries on my foot a few years ago, and whilst waiting for it to heal each time I realised just how valuable my feet are!

    @Marie 2 could water temp have anything to do with it? Or the level of energy you use? I know I'm stating the obvious but there's a heap of difference between floating along and real swimming. I hope you work it out as it's hard if you can't do something you love for whatever reason.

    I'm off out to the carpet shop to order new carpet for my spare room. Then I have to paint the walls before they come to fit it. Probably won't do that today as it's not raining right now and if it doesn't when I get back I'll be outside.

    Have a good one all, and tomorrow's the weekend!
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes, I'm replying to myself to pick up on the story, or part of it.

    Mrs Urb went to the pharmacy on Tuesday to pick up her own meds and offered to collect mine. So I get home from work to find that she's got the insulin (the item that I don't need) and nothing else.

    "Didn't they give you needles and glucose test strips ?" I ask. "No" she says.

    So I phone the next day and it turns out that the bloke who told me all my meds would be available on a certain date and gave me a chit to hand in to collect them, was telling porkies. I have to phone the pharmacy and order them apparently. But I didn't order the insulin so why did they have it available when Mrs Urb' went there? Very odd.

    Also my GP had apparently cancelled my test strips (hopefully this was a mistake due to the Glucomen LX becoming obsolete ) - nice one!

    So I have needles and test strips on order now and will collect them next week. Good job I have a buffer stock.

    Stay safe folks.
     
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  9. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This happens to me often. My Gp surgery sometime ignore my repeat prescription request for test strips (test strips only) but when they do that they always gives me something else I didn’t order (like lancets that I never ever order) as if that would replace test strips.. and I always wonder what they are thinking...
     
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  10. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the ocean is tougher or has more or stronger currents. It was rougher waters but not tougher. But I love watching the turtles, I am trying out free diving and have picked up a couple of golf balls that I haven’t figured out how they got out there. But I always swim laps.

    I like swimming and it’s like a giant swimming pool with no pool edges. People swim laps across a lot and I stop when I see a turtle. They eat algae at the bottom. Sometimes they swim alongside you or when they come up for air they will swim under you or circle you if you are just hanging out. So I am used to a level of workout with it now with the laps back and forth. It’s a very freeing feeling to just swim laps with no edges, you decide when to stop or turn around.

    When I first switched to 3 hours plus I wasn’t used to it and I guess I had the lactic acid build up and was getting a liver dump. But now I am used to it more and just burning fuel? I am reminded of the soccer video where a type 1 who heaped on a pile of food for lunch without insulin and ended up at a normal number by the end of the afternoon. So I’m guessing I’ll have to start out at a higher number, with a more reduced basal, not stop it altogether because it’s supposed to help you to have some.

    PS This was taken from out in the ocean looking in.


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  11. hh1

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    This would have me climbing the walls with frustration. I honestly don't understand how this can happen as pharmacists should only dispense what has been put on a prescription signed by a GP. So either GPs are messing it up or pharmacists are. Of course pharmacists are paid for each item they dispense.

    If this isn't an independent pharmacy I'd be on to the CEO to complain about this. If we don't complain, nothing changes, and I can't bear the waste of medical supplies and people's time in sorting this nonsense out. It's important for everyone dependent on meds, and for T1s, we don't survive without ours - although your problem doesn't seem to be a lack of insulin! Good luck getting what you expect next week - do let us know what happens!
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I missed a bus today so had to wait for another one, it was 8 minutes late :rolleyes: I had two x rays and was told It will take about 2 weeks to get the results back, but 3 hours later I received a text from my surgery to - Please contact the surgery to discuss your x ray results. This is not urgent and can be booked routinely. Thanks (GP's name and surgery's ) that was quick, so I will call next week.
    Time for bed I think, goodnight zzzzzz
     
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  13. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I love to go out for walks and keep active, so whatever it is, hopefully I can get it fixed. I never wear high heeled shoes, or squash my feet into narrow shoes either. As I have two bone conditions maybe that has somehow contributed to the problem. I hope you recovered well from the surgery's.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good weekend
     
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    Morning all, windy and starting to get wet here - again. Meant to brighten up this afternoon so I'm looking forward to that.

    Thanks @Robinredbreast I did recover just fine thanks. I have scar tissue on the sole and outer edge of my foot which builds up quite quickly because I spend a fair amount of time on my feet. Because of the location and the fact I'm not going to attack it with a scalpel I can't deal with that fully myself so I get to see a podiatrist regularly. What an under-valued service that is!

    Hope you all have a good start to the weekend whatever you're doing.
     
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  16. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Morning!

    It's very wet and windy here, but might be better this afternoon, so I'm hunkering down, upped my basal dose (for one good thing about the last few months of very erratic activity levels has been much more confidence in altering a basal dose when knowingly inactive) and ignoring the world. I am so glad I let my gut instinct of topping up my basic supplies on a "go into one shop a day" basis over the last few days over-ride my half-term longing for 20 miles walk days. I am ready for whatever happens in the next month.....
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    New sensor day today so a couple of days’ calibrating to enjoy, not.
    Like you @Japes, there are stocks at the ready, and luckily an online delivery tomorrow and the following Sunday. Must book another before all the slots disappear.
     
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    I'll let you into a little trick that pharmacies have cottoned on to. Mrs Urb' is a nurse in a care home and when a resident passes away they inform the pharmacy to stop the deliveries of repeat scripts.

    The pharmacy keeps delivering the meds for 2 to 3 months afterwards and because the home cannot legally use named and labelled meds for somebody else, they go straight in the bin.

    I know this is a case of n=1 but just imagine how much this is costing the NHS if it's being replicated across the country.

    (The pharmacy in question is part of a high street chain.)
     
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    Hey hey, new sensor day for me too.. MM on charge aswell.

    Probably just me. I tend not to have much issue calibrating the set up once bedded in?

    The flu jab just up the road from me at the surgery is gonna be fun. Low cloud & hammering down in my neck of the woods..
     
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    I'm more appalled daily by the things I hear about fraudulent/dodgy goings-on, especially this year. If a letter/email to the CEO doesn't stop it I'd seriously be writing to my MP about that. Although judging by the dodgy deals done over PPE etc this year I'm not sure an MP would be moved to do anything. If those meds are charged to the surgery responsible for people in the care home, they may well be interested to hear about this?
     
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