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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.
Mmmmm stop it (rubbing my tummy)
Chips and curry sauce (bliss)
Some one once said when asked "How do you know your in the North"
"When it becomes socially acceptable to put gravy on chips"
Well runout of blood testing sticks so going to be relying on technology ~oh what could go wrong~ so today should be interesting.
Still hate software.
Bit of a tricksy day yesterday with a village Christmas lunch in the pub...bit high, didn't get it right down for the rest of the day for some reason and woke up on a 9 this morning so not too dreadful.
I just don't get the chips with gravy thing. Chip shop chips aren't my favourite chips anyway, often they're soggy, all I ever want on them is salt. I'd rather have crisp chunky chips if I'm going to indulge. Maybe it's a north/south thing? And before you all shout, I was married to a northerner so I've been well-drilled in the 'the only decent fish and chips are up North' bit. Mind you, there's not been much mention of fish, mainly this or that kind of pudding and whatever unsuitable liquid to pour on your chips (steps back to avoid hail of abuse )
It is sort of a regional thing, but I'm a southerner who lives in Scotland. My maternal grandmother was from West Derby though, she had auburn hair, and very fair skin, and I never thought I inherited anything from her, but maybe it was the chips with gravy gene.
I remember pie and mash shops in London, but I always preferred pie and chips. Mash should only be served atop some minced meat, made very crisp in the oven.
Morning fellow teabags. Last day of the Libre last night and it was out consistently all day, by around 3. Went to bed showing 3.3, but finger test had me at 6.5. Woke up during night and Libre had me LO. Quick check had me at 4.4. On the plus side I had a flat line all night and this helped bring my average BG according to Libre right down.
Days annual leave so off for a spot of birdwatching. Have a great day
Hi I don't know where to go for help i just know I can't give up. I'm a type 1 diabetic with mental health issues, after my step dad died after I was 13 I lived a life of hell with my birth father abusing me. a way to escape his abuse was hospitalizing myself via DKA ( Plus of I'm honest i wanted to end it, to come from a loving environment to a cold abusive one, with no bed to sleep on, no hot water for baths or even heating, it was so cold in winter I hated my life I got bullied at school for having greasy hair etc) it taken me ages to get some self worth and sort my mental health out to sort my diabetes. Most of my life i just waited to died because thats what every one told me all my life ( sort it else it out or else and I just couldn't no matter what) . I no longer want to be told lies like "keep up with what your doing and come back in 6 months" with my diabetes consultant so I'm trying to go private. I made a go fund me page and put it on Facebook but none cares which is soul destroying. But when I'm in hospital not many people show up anyway so I'm used to it, it's mainly my mum, brother, George and bob that show that it. I've been throwing up every day since last November and none of the specialists to care. I've been lucky and had 3 lots of 5 weeks of not throwing up but doesn't last long. They've done some tests and found some nerve damage in my stomach and I've just ended it there and they just expect me to get on with throwing up every day. I'm so skinny now, my relationship with food has changed. The pain of throwing up every morning is unbearable, I can't live like this anymore. If anyone it's going through similar problems or know the way to get money or I don't know even somone who knows someone that might be able to help. I've got nerve damage all over my body and I don't want it to get worse I don't want to lose my legs I've already got kidney problems and eye problems in so scared and feel so alone and I feel stupid for asking for help but I literally have nothing else to lose.
Thanks for reading
Hello Francesca, welcome to the forum.
This sounds like a very difficult situation. If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? where are you living? you say your mother visits you in the hospital, is she in a position to help you?
Improving diabetes control does reduce complications, so getting it under control is important, but very difficult with mental health issues, but not impossible, a lot of people have gone through difficult mental health issues with T1D and come out the other side, so I'm sure you can too.
But you need a good support network, and the first step is working out how to create one.
Resistance kicked in a few days early this month, so have been riding high for a couple of days before I twigged. Still playing with different basal rates for work and rest days...
I’m teaching Science (fine, I’m a scientist), Art (sure I can blag that, I’m a creative type) and hilariously RE today. Let’s see what the atheist vicar’s daughter can do
@Frannon18 - I’m so sorry you’re feeling so awful, can you tell us a little more about your diabetes, we may be able to point you in the right direction. Sending hugs x
Good Monday morning all. Eventful weekend for moi.....Has my hospital appointment cancelled on me on Saturday! Next one is Feb 7th!! Not amused. Just emailed my dietitian to see if she can shed some light on it
Pretty steady bloods over the weekend and that was with a meal out on Saturday night with friends so winner there. Today I started on a 4.4 and now on a 10.4 and climbing, 4 units of Fiasp will soon sorth that out
Chips and gravy is a massive thumbs up for me
@Alison54321 I've never seen a steak and kiddly pud in Oxford except in my kitchen. Made one a while ago for Mr B, he ate all his half. I just had the meat. No chips!
On the blood front, Madam woke to 4.4 at 4am, knockout but because I started work early, I don't know/remember if I injected basal. I'm suspecting not now is it's certainly going the wrong way. Might have to give it a blast with my bolus Beretta
Good to hear you are fighting to ensure that they are still steak and kidney puddings in Oxfordshire, even if only in your kitchen.
Hello @Frannon18 Welcome to the forum, it would help to move your post to it's own thread so it gets more visibility and responses, please let me know if you want me to move it ?
Very sad to hear of your circumstances, are you getting any mental health support from your team at all ?
Late on parade, busy morning work wise.
Weekend was fairly steady until Sunday evening where we had family around - the alternative christmas dinner/practice run. Judging by last nights BG I might struggle to make it to boxing day! But all back under control now - and I've learnt from it.........that given a large (way too many for any sane gathering) serving dish of roast potatoes I can't stop until I'm about to explode...........
No chips and gravy in this household! Steak and kidney pudding is welcome though Sue!
First, thank you so much for sharing this, never ever feel stupid for asking for help, that's exactly why we're all here. We all have problems and come here to support each other through them.
Second, I'm sorry to hear that you have such complications like nerve damage. The good news is that these can be improved in the long term. It won't be easy, but it can be done. Have a look around on this forum, there is lots of really good information here, ask as many questions as you like, and it won't take you long to work out what you need to do.
I don't know what support you may or may not have found in terms of your past, but I believe Mind are very good at that sort of thing.
Sending warm wishes.
@smc4761 hope the numbers pan out while you're birdwatching. Where are you going?
Like the idea of the practice run @slip and the steak and kiddly pud is so easy to make I wonder why nobody told me you don't precook the meat. Just make the pastry, plop in the meat, some liquid and bob's your uncle. Apologies to all vegans and veggies and to all bobs.
Steak and kiddly is lush as long as there is NO kiddleys in there lol
Ha!! then it would be a totally different kettle of fish! No kiddly, no pud! @porl69