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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Years ago when I hadn't long moved to Somerset there were warnings on the radio about drunken badgers which I didn't really believe - until it turned out they'd been feasting on the windfalls in as yet unharvested cider orchards. I really, really don't want to meet a drunk badger :wideyed::eek:
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha !!!
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I done EXACTLY the same thing lol
    Sorry about the postcode mixup.....the cake is still hiding behind the screen
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I had a cat that caught the most mice when she’d had a finger tip of dry sherry. No antimacassars were hurt in the making of that cat.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry @Knikki but I just had to eat the cake.....Alarm going off on my watch 3.9
     
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    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been in Somerset 14 years and never heard of this until now. Interesting idea!
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    hi alison i used to be quite nervous b4 i had libre when i went out socialising and although i dont find it particulary accurate it does give me that bit more confidence as i watch what way the arrows are going so i dont panic as much as i used to :)
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably the funniest drunk animals I have seen......where can I get marula fruit from?????
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    good afternoon everyone thanks for all the well wishes .what i thought was my 6 month review was only my 3 month one .but have been discharged from that clinic as i have another pump clinic appointment in feb so nurse said consultant will write to gp at that time for the next six months talked more about the pump than libre to be honest she told me that based on a1c results i wouldnt meet the criteria and i dont want to make that higher currently at 61.but she did point out about the loss of hypo awareness and anxiety affecting my quality of life due to this ;)is a criteria i would get my pump .also she said i would still be able to have libre on prescription too .so happy days and roll on february shes told me to look at diffrent pumps online so i will do that after xmas anyway enjoy the rest of your day everyone and thanks again :happy:
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good news all around for you :) What pumps have you been given the choice of?
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    i havent she gave me a website to have alook on she showed me one but it looked quite bulky and i asked if they done smaller and she said yes so for me the smaller the better have you decided on yours yet and what features are you looking at :)
     
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  12. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :hilarious: Very good! I'd never seen that before, nor heard of marula fruit, but I've imbibed Amarula a few times and now I know...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's good. It's not just me then. I feel like a whole layer of \anxiety has been lifted, that I didn't quite realise was there. It's nice that it's gone though.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had the choice of Medtronic 640G, Omnipod or accu check combo. Have gone for the 640G. I dont really mind the "tubey" pump idea.
     
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    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got that lifted with the miaomiao, the only difference being that I was aware of that anxiety :)
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    il have a little look at them after tea thanks porl69 x
     
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    Saw one sitting in a tree this afternoon looking for mice presumably, amazing things...... kites not mice. I've only ever seen 2 in the sky and certainly wouldn't have seen them this morning even if they'd been sitting in the apple tree outside the bedroom window. Dark as a...??
     
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    What a lovely, kind thought @Alison54321 Could you give her a gift voucher for the local supermarket so she can choose for herself or make a little box of goodies that you'd like to eat but can't or won't, choccies, biscuits, chips and gravy?
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably go for chocolates, and biscuits, probably not the gravy and chips, bit hard to wrap up. :)
     
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    Technically, I'm a Learning Support Assistant, but because of the kind of students we have, the dividing line between Learning Support and tutors is very fluid. I do teach Life Skills/Work Skills for a few hours each week to my group and fill the rest of my timetable with Support work.

    I'm also one of the few who remains with the one group all the time. We have a theory of "All LSAs should be able to work with any student" until it comes to my group... when asked to cover an absence, most of the rest of the LSA team turn pale with fright or panic at the mere thought. Today's cover staff seemed to have survived his day with us.

    I've always been totally up-front with the students I work with about my diabetes. They remember me pre-LADA diagnosis, and have got used to the insulin stuff along with me. We've used my blood glucose meter for number reading practice, the insulin ratio for the two students who can cope with ratios for practice with that, the injecting to talk about risk assessments, dealing with needle phobias. I ask first if they mind about the injecting, and they've always been of the opinion it's something I've got to get on with, so why am I even asking!
     
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