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

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I'm going to have to play about with it later.. Just about to scoot off to work.
    Sticking with what I know at the moment, to avoid "faff?" My phone & MM2.

    Sorry to keep you in suspense.. :banghead:
     
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  2. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone FB_IMG_1616758585247.jpg
     
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  3. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Urbs - Have you considered asking for a second opinion? According to the rooooooolz, we are entitled to that. This is something my GP imparted to me when I was frustrated trying to get some sort of diagnosis for temperature dis-regulation. She also told me I could name the person I wanted to be referred to and such person did not have to be in the same area.

    If you have persistent infection, active enough to smell it through layers of dressing, in your shoes I'd be going for that second opinion.
     
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  4. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I am glad @AndBreathe has told you that you can get a second opinion. With the first doctors/nurses being concerned and the ortho just shrugging it off that seems like the best solution. You don't want to lose your thumb to a possibly overworked not paying attention doctor and the second opinion would tell you if that's the case.

    It could be he was waiting one more visit, but if that's the case when you see him again and that was today? He has paid more attention and given you a better idea of what is going on?
     
  5. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Yes I have been considering a second opinion but I had a bit more time with the consultant and found out he is the 'hand specialist' for this area. He seems to think that my wound is making progress and may take 3 to 4 weeks to sort itself out. I am going to be seeing him twice a week so I'll give it a little more time.
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    OK, I'll give you a reason to stay optimistic.. Many years ago my sister had a dog. (Some sort of boarder Collie.)
    It got spooked, ran out an open gate & run over by a car. Litteraly. It's leg & half the foot (paw.) was shattered by the tire?

    The leg & whole paw was saved & rebuilt but the smell between dressings (it was like a cast?) was dreadful. Mollie earned the name "smelly foot?"

    Alright, this is the work of an animal surgeon. & though, It's reasonable to seek a second opinion for peace of mind.
    This story is by no means to undermine any concern or precautions taken on your recovery from the infection.

    I'm still confident enough to send you positive vibes.
     
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  7. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    The doc reckons that the wound heals from the inside outwards so as it heals, the infection is kind of forced to the surface. The high dose antibiotics I'm taking should stop the infection from spreading back into the thumb as the healing process proceeds.

    He made it make sense when he explained it and he comes across as a guy who knows his stuff. I'll give him the benefit of my lack of knowledge on such matters for now at least.
     
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  8. Jaylee

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    Makes sense to me too.. When my aforementioned puss filled index finger happened then started creeping up past the knuckle & I lanced drained it. The dead tissue dried & peeled back revealing "baby skin" underneath..

    I have to admit, with what your experiencing. I'd grab every appointment with an HCP I could get..
     
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  9. Riva_Roxaban

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    Be careful of how much high dose antibiotics you are taking, you could end up like me, oral antibiotic resistant.

    I have to have antibiotic infusions both in the emergency department, and at home when the unhealable wound in my leg flares up with Pseudomonas aeruginosa or a variation every couple of months.

    Hope your hand heals soonest.
     
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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good weekend
     
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    Morning all, @urbanracer hope your thumb continues to heal as your orthopaedic guy suggests. This is a bit after the event as you're no longer an in-patient (and hopefully won't be again) but for anyone else, the JBDS updated its guidelines this March on self-management of diabetes during hospitalisation: find it here https://abcd.care/resource/self-management-diabetes-hospital I'ts really clear that this is what should happen if it's what the patient wants and is capable.

    Have a good weekend all, weather here is pretty gloomy as it's the predicted rain, though we desperately need so I guess I should be grateful....
     
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  12. urbanracer

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    Antibiotic resistance has crossed my mind a few times but it is what it is. No real alternative right now. During my brief spell on intravenous antibiotics, I did ask the doc if I had one of these superbugs that makes the news every now and then but he just said 'no' without explaining what I do have. Might try to ask again when I next see him.
     
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    Anyone seen any activity from @Japes recently?
     
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  14. AndBreathe

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    Glad you're feeling happier Urbs.

    I know after I had a bit of surgery and an associated massive haematoma, which eventually liberated itself, it was made to heal, bottom (of the wound) up. During a period of that time I was on antibiotics; as much as a precaution than anything else, but it took ages to finally close.

    Hopefully you and the Consultant will both be keeping a close eye on it. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
     
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    Good morning everyone enjoy your day
     
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    Hi all, lovely sunny day here, unexpectedly. Hope you've got the weather you want where you are!
     
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  17. Antje77

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    Have downloaded the Diabox app to see if I even could get it to download on my phone.
    It did. So I scanned my current Libre 1 with it to see what would happen. It worked (although it reads a bit lower than Libre, which reads a bit low in the first place).

    So now I've put a new sensor on my arm because I'm just too curious and impatient to wait for another 3 days! I'm afraid I won't be able to tell myself to let it bed in for a day either, this time.
    It's a waste of course, throwing away 3 sensor days. But I have a stock of 2 months worth of extra sensors because they suddenly decided to fund them right when I had bought a bunch of sensors.
    Besides, sundays for sensor changes fits me better then wednesdays. Or at least that's my excuse... :sorry:
     
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  18. Antje77

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    Can't get a bluetooth connection between the sensor and either Diabox or the Librelink app. :mad:
    Have even borrowed my neighbour's bluetooth headphones to test the bluetooth on my phone. They worked just fine, so it's not that.
     
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    And now I have revived my old Samsung J3 and downloaded Diabox on that phone as well. Same issue. Scans fine, no bluetooth connection.
    I must be making a very simple mistake but what?

    Given up now for the day, before phones and sensors start flying through the room.
     
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  20. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Antje, I am not using this hardware but I have just looked at the Diabox Bubblan website and the install instructions state to enable NFC??

    https://www.bubblan.org/diabox/
     
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