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

  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello again,

    I’m just checking in on everyone, how is everyone?

    I read a news article that was very sad. :( IMG_3713.jpg
     
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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I feel the issue with the Watlaa isn't the connection at that time. I don't think it hadn't been lost during the update, I would have at least a working watch?

    My phone actually still sees the device. I just can't do anything else with it. The app keeps saying, "searching for updates."
    What I have noticed lately is I have to authorise security on my phone browser to visit the Watlaa site? (I keep getting told the site is dodgy, do I wish to proceed.. ) Some sort of access permissions on my phone somewhere?
    Soooo, now I'm wondering if my phone security is the issue finding the firmware..
     
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  3. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone happy friday FB_IMG_1619071255541.jpg
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Can someone tell me if a phone should 'see' the Libre 2 when you check in Bluetooth?
    I'm starting to think I can't get the alarms on Librelink or the Diabox app to work because my first Libre 2 has a faulty bluetooth thingy.
    If that is the case I can keep fiddling with the settings in my phone until the end of time but nothing will happen of course.

    I have checked if the bluetooth in my phone works correctly by borrowing my neighbour's headphones to test. No problem, so the bluetooth on my phone works.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine looks like this & my alarm went off this morning

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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thank you!
    So the thing listed as 'accessory' is your sensor?
    In that case I suspect I simply have a faulty sensor.
     
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  7. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m assuming so as I don’t use Bluetooth for anything else. My first sensor didn’t have alarms working because I forgot to turn everything on before scanning. Could a setting have been off when activating? Perhaps Abbott will replace it for you either way.
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That's possible. Would this mess up the bluetooth connection for the life of the sensor?

    I'm afraid Abbott won't replace. Last time they told me my phone wasn't on their (very short) list of approved phones so they wouldn't look further into my questions.
     
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  9. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah sorry you can’t get an easy replacement. Yeh I think you have 1 chance to connect at activation.

    Before I activated the second one I made sure everything was on & it worked.
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed my second one will work!
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  11. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hello...

    Hadn't quite realised how long I'd been silent and almost inactive here! I have been reading at weekends so I'm fairly up-to-date with everyone.

    Working in education is very, very grim at the moment. The rollercoaster of all being in the workplace, mixing being in the workplace with some on-line, then suddenly all being online again is proving very exhausting. Still, being back in isolation again is less exhausting than previous ones and so we decided, as a group, we were in a pretty good place so this period of time we're focusing on making sure everyone's OK rather than stressing over targets and achievements.

    But, I'm alive, well, fully vaccinated, and with reasonable blood sugars despite the low levels of current physical activity! One of the pluses of all this is I can swing between active days and inactive days with my ratios much more confidently than pre-pandemic days.
     
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  12. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to split dose for a tortellini pasta lunch today and chased the lows for 2-3 hours this afternoon then spent another hour grabbing the high. I’m now heartily sick of T1, cross that I’ve had to cancel and reschedule two events: I’m liviD.
     
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  13. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Japes great to know you are ok.
    @Fairygodmother ooh I feel your pain. If only it was just as easy as injecting and eating. So many nuances, that even the medical profession overseeing us have no real understanding of. The use of technology has shown diabetes up to what really happens behind our backs.
     
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  14. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hugs @Fairygodmother it can be very irritating.

    I'm going to get Afrezza and I have a pulmonary function test scheduled in a couple of weeks that's required first. It would have been nice if Fiasp had worked for me but it didn't. So on to Afrezza, just for those off and on highs, I will still have Humalog in my pump.
     
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  15. karen8967

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    Good morning everyone FB_IMG_1617724363858.jpg
     
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  16. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear you’re here @Japes. Yes, working in education is tough right now; it’s exhaustingly taxing. Older daughter’s experiences and frustrations with the way the ‘rules’ lag behind the ‘realities’ plus the extra work and pupil support over the last year has made me very grateful that I’ve retired.
    I do still miss the students though and the good times in the staff room when it was sometimes hard to quell the laughter in time to put on a more mature face.
    I suspect you often have to deal with a different set of challenges.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for commiserations @becca59 and @Marie 2. I was cross with myself. I even failed to be cross enough to release enough adrenaline to raise blood sugars: double inadequacy.
    I saw your reference on another thread his morning to the development of an integrated cgm and pump, a looping pump, @urbanracer - I suspect that by the time it’s approved by NICE I’ll be far too old or seeing the daisies from the other side, but oh my, I want one of those!
     
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  18. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Fairygodmother
    A Tandem Control IQ pump maybe? It's a pump linked to a Dexcom, "Advanced hybrid closed loop technology".
     
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  19. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The way it works this side of the pond the Consultant would need to authorise that I have a pump and my bloods have, so far, been too good for that to happen. I couldn’t afford to self fund a pump so I think the only way for me to get one would be to the endure months of misery that’d accompany letting my bloods go to pot.
     
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  20. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Fairygodmother i have this pump in the UK and the criteria as you say is quite tough.. if you have good control the chances of getting is almost zero.. the cost to buy is about £3k and about £1800 for consumables each year without the dexcom

    you alway have the option of winning the lottery :) if only!
     
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