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

  1. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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  2. hh1

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    Morning all, had a couple of days of bgs running high with no reason. I may just dump this vial of bolus and try a new one. Hate it when you get a run of highs - or lows - for no obvious reason. And before you ask, I have been changing my socks eveery day! Hope your day's steady and in range.
     
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  3. Marie 2

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    But are they orange socks?
     
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    Went snorkeling yesterday and still had the huge spike starting at about the hour mark of swimming. We went to the south side which have lots of variety of fish but no turtles. Today we are going to the north side to see if it is possible to snorkel there. We have been having north swells but it is in a inlet/bay type area so we are hoping we can.

    These guys are about a foot long, some bigger some smaller. A huge pack of them about 50 plus? It's always fun to run across the big fish packs and try to keep up with them as you try to take pictures!!!!

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    Tomorrow I have my surgery for Narrow Angle Glaucoma on one eye and next week the other eye, it's supposed to completely solve it and I can resume normal activities after they heal. But I expect I won't be able to snorkel for a few weeks.
     
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    Hope all goes well with your surgery tomorrow Marie. Diabetes is a pain when it doesn't do what you expect it to do. Sending hugs x
     
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    I wish you the best of luck with your surgery and a quick healing!
    I always enjoy your snorkelling stories and pics, hopefully you can resume this very soon!
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!
    A beautiful day, nice and calm and sunny day at the start, but a storm was moving in so by the time we left it was overcast and raining and not as clear underwater.

    Because of that nice easy waters, I dropped in BG level and had to go in after about an hour and a half and drink a chocolate soy milk and then went back out to swim some more. And I was worried about that spike occurring after, it only did a small amount. I would have drank the blasted thing before lol but I really thought I would be doing that spiking thing. Especially if I had known it was going to be such easy swimming, but I did not know that until I was in the water. It looked like there was a strong current because we had winds.

    The turtles were out big time, lots all over the place feasting on algae. They must have been enjoying the nice calm seas too!

    At the start of our swim looking in,
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    Good morning everyone wishing you goodluck marie x
     
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    Good morning all. Hope the surgery goes really well today @Marie2
     
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  12. Marie 2

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    Wow, really easy laser surgery. They do strap your head in, but not tightly, you can still wiggle and blink. But they zap the cornea with a laser beam, in my case 6 times for a very small you can't see hole. When they first do the hole a little bit of pigment flows out and the nurse says it looks like gold powder dust. Weird right? The hole allows the fluid to drain out like it's suppose to normally through the channel that closes off. Hazel colored eyes and its a few second surgery, I guess if you have dark eyes it can take up to 10 minutes because they are denser. And I had normal pressure still, they usually make you wait up to 30 minutes after to make sure if your pressure goes up, it's not too much. But I had low pressure to start with so it's not an issue.

    But so far so good. I have drops for 3 days to help with any inflammation. Hopefully I keep doing as well! But if I feel okay I could go snorkeling tomorrow. But we have a storm moving in so that will have to wait until next week anyways. The other eye is late next week.


    I was diagnosed with Narrow Angle Glaucoma, which is inherited (not diabetic related). It's amazing how fast it happened. Last years appointment there was no sign of anything and because of the extra pictures they take for a diabetic eye check in late summer it showed up 80% closed in the one eye only. By two months later with the specialist appointment the other eye was 80% closed too.
     
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    Morning all, not sure where the last two days went but they disappeared very quickly!

    @Marie 2 wish I'd seen your post earlier as I could have reassured you. I was found to have narrow angle closure (that's what they call it at my optician's and the hospital) a good few years ago. My optician spotted it and I was referred to the hospital. I saw a rubbish bloke who had no idea and, long story short, got an appointment with the senior consultant. He took one look and sai he wouldn't even use the drops that let them look at the back of your eye (like when you have the annual eye test) as it was so bad. He said he could deal with it there and then, which terrified me. When he asked if I'd rather go home and worry about a) it getting really bad and having disastrous consequences and b) waiting for the next free appointment I decided it'd be a good thing to have it done there & then. He told me that if he got it dead right it'd be one shot, otherwise it might take him a couple of goes. Both eyes needed doing so he did them both; 4 shots with the first one, dead on with one shot to the second. I had to wait for half an hour then I was allowed to go home, no drops or anything, and just one check up. My optician checks every time I see him to make sure the holes haven't closed up (to stisfy me I think, they're not supposed to close). Slightly weird feeling when he did it, but easy peasy. The only problem it caused me was with DVLA when they ask if you've had laser treatment on your eyes which of course I have, but not for anything diabetes related.

    Had a call from the hospital yesterday asking me to have a phone consultation next Thursday for my annual review, and just got back from the doc's where they managed to fit me in for a blood test in preparation. That'll be interesting, with a slightly bad Christmas and some weird highs lately (which I do thnk were down to a dodgy vial).

    Have a good day all.
     
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    @hh1 That was great that they did it right away. Much less worrying time! The original optometrist didn’t use drops either as it can cause immediate closure. It was a picture of the cornea and channel that caught it, not a glaucoma test as my pressure is still low. I think they do that picture here regularly, but in Calif they only did it when I had a weird eye issue.
     
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    Morning all, hi @Marie 2, yes I was lucky. Hope you're feeling back to normal now.

    Very wet start here, hoping it'll dry up later, hope the weather doesn't affect whatever you've got planned for the weekend. Not much for most of us I guess!
     
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    0841160C-8675-42B3-888C-DF513FF42C2E.jpeg Good morning all. Heartening eye stories @Marie2 and @hh1! Isn’t it annoying when we have to explain that things that the beta functioning people get aren’t diabetes related when we get them too.
    The shrooms mycellium have produced babies; the noblets are growing. Next door GP neighbour and I are sharing progress photos (your mycellium are looking very healthy doc). She set hers up a week later than I did; soon there’ll be shrooms galore.

     
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    I might be becoming numb to pain. There are things that I know should really hurt and I’m just not feeling them. It makes me nervous. I know I need to discuss it with my doctor. But it’s just pain that I don’t feel. I do feel things on my fingers and toes. So I don’t know...

    I hit a deer the other day with my work van. I felt terrible for the animal- watched it bounce of the front of my vehicle and bend around a sign post. It didn’t move after that. It’s messed up the front sensors in the van, so I’m driving my Jeep until the van can be repaired.
     
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