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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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  2. SueJB

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    Hi @Choosehappy, thank you
    When first diagnosed you have to inform the DVLA, they send you a form and you have to return it with your licence. They then send you back another licence valid for 3 years.
    3years was up so had to go through the whole thing again
    BUT I'm glad it seems to be sorted but won't believe it til I see the bit of plastic with my ****** fatty photo on
     
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  3. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Never too early for a G&T @MeiChanski
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No Gin here @SueJB Just got our Morrison’s delivery email-NO GIN! Boo! Will have to try again next week.
    After about a week of night time high sugars, requiring injections at 3am. Last nights 3am readings required a Jelly Baby. What’s that all about?
    Hope you had sweet dreams in your revamped bedroom @Marie 2
     
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  5. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, after two nights rubbish sleep I finally got 8 1/2 undisturbed hours last night - bliss! And for the first time since changing my basal site, woke up on a 5.1 - not hypo! yay!

    Today's downside is the weather. It's rained heavily overnight and it's due to rain all day today. My village is having a Christmas light-up to cheer people up this year. My offering will be extremely modest, but I do have some outside lights to put up, and I really don't fancy doing it in the rain. Not only is meant to rain today, we're expecting sleet showers tomorrow and rain Saturday, which is switch-on day. Guess I'll get wet. Hope your day's bright and bgs are steady.
     
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  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Afternoon guys, hope you're all well and keeping safe. School run is back to normal tomorrow, with 4 children. It's been so quiet with just one chilld at a time recently...................something, I will savour for now........... :happy:
     
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  8. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon friends, I was 6.7 this morning but I had my tiny chocolate from my advent calendar.

    I posted an item to someone and tracking information hasn’t been updated so that’s stressing me out. :(

    It’s sensor and cannula change day and giving me arm that good old scratch, what a relief because my sensor was half hanging out and I couldn’t be bothered to change it at the time. Too expensive to waste yknow
     
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  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,
    I've never been required to send my licence to DVLA along with the DIAB1 form.
    They just send the form to you a couple of months prior to the licence expiry date..
    From memory, every 10 years the photo needs renewing on the document.. Bit like a passport. But even then, never needed to surrender the licence..
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I made a chicken curry for dinner tonight, a warm hearty meal on a cold dark winters night:hungry:
     
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  11. Marie 2

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    Our house!!!!!
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  12. karen8967

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    Good morning everyone
     
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    Good morning

    I have a hard day at work ahead, not looking forward to it, but atleast it’s weekend once 5 o’clock hits!

    Made a really nice tuna salad “kebab” last night on a whole grain pitta and it was gorgeous! Since being diagnosed I am spending more time in the kitchen making healthy meals and I am becoming quite good at cooking! I roasted vegetables for the first time last week, it makes a real difference to the taste!

    Hope everyone has a good day!
     
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    Morning, no school run for me for at least 8 days. I had a notification last night from the NHS app that I have to self isolate because I have been in contact with someone who has Coronavirus. So, the children wont now be able to be transported to school because a relief escort can't be found, but maybe the parent will the able take them.
    My daughter has to stay at a safe distance from me :(, so it's just me and Autumn :D
    Have a nice Friday, take care and stay safe :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Perhaps my use of "surrender" was confusing @Jaylee.
    When I was first diagnosed T1, I contacted the DVLA who sent me the form and on completion I had to send it back along with my licence.
    When they returned my licence, it was a new one that was only valid for 3 years ie Oct 2020
    I received a new form earlier this year and had to go through the same process and send off form and licence so now I'm waiting for my "new" licence, valid for another 3 years
     
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    Hello there,

    My sensor is a bit off, 6.8 vs 11.1 on my blood meter. I felt a bit thirsty so I went with 11.1 :(

    Btw my hospital didn’t reply back to me about my soreness. So I guess I’m on my own to figure it out? I’ve read that some people use different cannulas on different areas on their body. But I doubt my hospital would allow that.

    It’s Friday so weekend is starting soon, enjoy it!
     
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  18. Choosehappy

    Choosehappy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always feel so happy at weekends, nothing planned, it’s just amazing to be able to do whatever I want with no work!! Lol
     
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    Hi.

    Whilst the DVLA are processing "fitness to drive," your entitlement to drive is still valid up to the expiry date on the current document held.
    It would be a little tricky if one couldn't produce a currently valid driving licence as a road user in the event of getting stopped by the cops or possibly something like applying for a driver's job.. ;)

    As i mentioned up stream. I have never been requested by DVLA to send back my currently issued licence whilst submitting my DIAB1 form for renewal.
     
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    Hi all, not as bad a day here as forecast, sadly have spent way too much of it scrubbing floors. Somerset mud and dogs......but my reduced basal still seems to be working nicely. Fingers crossed.

    @SueJB and @Jaylee, I seem to remember having to submit my licence when I was first diagnosed. Am I right in thinking that you had T1 when you got your first licence @Jaylee? That would explain the different experience perhaps, as otherwise I'd've still had a licence vaild till 70 or whenever it is, plus the new one. Just a thought.
     
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