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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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  2. Jaylee

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    Ello, ello ello.? What you doin' blowing into yer watch. Your nicked! :D
     
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    Good morning everyone
     
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    Morning all, some heavy weather here overnight, things blown over in the garden yesterday afternoon, little bit of sun this morning so fingers crossed.

    @urbanracer what's the update on your thumb? Improving hopefully!
     
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    Thanks @hh1. I am off to see the Orthopedic specialist today but judging by the unpleasant odour and my erratic blood sugars the infection is still there.

    When I had the dressing changed on Sunday the guy in A+E suggested I might need to have the wound washed out under local anaesthetic.

    Still trying to work out how to do everyday things with the reduced ability of my dominant hand. It's weird when you cannot even hold a pen to sign your own name.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, it's doubly damming with T1when you have to deal with bg all over the place as a result. Here's hoping the hospital will get you sorted this time!
     
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    @urbanracer I am so sorry to hear that. I had hoped you were improving. I hope they can get the infection under control soon.
    Hugs!
     
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    OK, progression @Fairygodmother .

    There has been an update on the Watlaa app on my phone? A firmware version 0.5.5? For Bubble Diabox.
    Just updated the watch.
    I just need the Bubble to show up through the door & we find out if we're onto something... :)
     
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    Urb,

    Sorry to read about your misfortunes with this. I'm still optimistic that this is the worst before it gets better.

    Best wishes mate.
     
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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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    Thanks Jaylee, hope you're right!

    I went to see the Orthopedics consultant yesterday and I have to carry on as I am and see him again on Friday. Not sure what the point is of going so soon but I'll do as I'm told!
     
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    Good morning everyone enjoy the day
     
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    Sorry I didn’t reply before this, I came down with a UTI, again, and was feeling too challenged to be sensible.
    I must get a watlaa app on my phone too if there’s no escape from the Libre 2, and Diabox is what @Antje77 uses isn’t it? The one with voice messages that are useful if you’re driving, or your hands are deep in gloves, soil, clay, clinging on to a toddler etc etc.
    It’s really useful to have your experiences to follow, thank you.
     
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    @urbanracer, I don’t like the news of you being able to know from the smell of your thumb that it’s still infected. If it were me I’d be setting up camp in the docs’ offices, blocking the door and not letting them leave until I’d been referred to a bigger hospital, preferably a teaching hospital. How far are you from one?
     
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    Where I live in West Sussex, the hospitals keep merging and the latest news is a name change to University Hospital Sussex. I don't have a lot of options unless I go private.

    What I find perplexing is that my GP's staff and the people in A+E look at my thumb and tell me that I need further attention but the consultant saunters into the room and glances at it, says it looks fine and leaves.

    I have to be better prepared for tomorrow's appointment.
     
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    Counting the days, my last Libre 1 ends in 6 days and I'm still not exactly sure what I need to download to use Diabox and see my numbers directly on my phone.
    I hope I can get it to work within a couple of days after I start :)
    If it works, and I like it, I'll come pestering you with questions about smartwatches :D
     
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    Oh good luck!
     
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  18. Fairygodmother

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    I only know the watlaa, and I’m still using Libre 1, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It seems that @Jaylee has found a fix with the watlaa.
     
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    The Bubble mini has arrived. It actually looks to have a smaller footprint to the MM2. (It's shorter, but same thickness on the depth?)
    I got it on charge at the moment along with the watch. I shall know later if this thing works with the L2.
    Meant to take an hour to charge?

    What the hey. I took a shot for comparison.

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  20. Fairygodmother

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    Bated breath . . . Does it work?
     
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