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

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A round of applause for you, a great rant :) I lurk on here more than I post, it is so full of anti this and anti that. When someone is feeling down and out, depression, anxiousness, it doesn't make the forum a 'welcoming place' to post at times or get involved. Not knocking the diets, but the way they can be rammed down people's throats, sometimes forcefully too, makes me back off. This is forum for ALL types of diabetes and their eating requirements too. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    It's windy here too, so going to put a line of washing out now. Wishing you a pleasant Sunday.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Today's kite fly at the beach ended early as an appeal against the increasing windspeed was debated and upheld.
    Stumps (posts and tie-downs) were drawn. Kite fliers wrestled buoyant, mischievous kites to the ground and ungloriously stuffed them, bulging with bothersome pockets of air, into kite bags.
    Kite lines being wound in causing children to squeal and laugh at some many wriggly snakes, and pets strained at their leashes to attack these viperous strands.
    Seagulls reported a less than satisfactory haul of donated potato chips and decided to increase patrols of the beachfront over the next few days to recoup the shortfall.
    Parking might have been at a premium except that most household seem to have co-ordinated their schedules into three phases; early to midmorning, midmorning til after lunch and mid afternoon til evening, leaving a rotating patch of empty spots.
    Seagulls were punitive to those that overstayed their time.
    So a less than ideal day but a maximum of 34 degrees C was well moderated by the 15 to 18 knot southerly. Sail boaties/ kite surfers and sailboarders were the beneficiaries of the day.
    A request was sent upwards to ask for a less turbulent next Sunday.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aw!! Do I have to guess??
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    my 2 grandsons on the way porl69 i am gonna be exhausted by this afternoon :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  7. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm a happy bunny today. For the last seven days, my T1 buddy has actually been playing by some sort of rules for a change.

    Corrections aren't randomly dropping me more than intended, meals aren't shooting me sky high.

    Apart from a couple of modest dips to just below 4, a couple of 8s and 9, and one brief visit to 11, I've been 96% in a 4 to 8 range for seven days now. Hurrah, and lashings of ginger beer!

    I have absolutely no idea why it's decided to take a vacation to Stable Land but here's hoping it will carry on.

    Apart from tweaking my basal a bit, I've not made any major changes, although I've recently discovered Tesco Finest Fruity Flapjack Cookies, so, who knows, maybe the oats in those have some sort of low gi buffering effect.

    Here's the numbers (will have to spend some time in the pub later googling what GVI and PGS is).

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  8. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congrats @Scott-C, bolt the door and keep it in the stable.
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not been on a for a few days, helping my dad laying his laminate in living room, with a very uneven floor where the old fireplace used to be. That was a struggle 10 hours later and still not finished. have had to rip it up and start again several times.

    I only really look at this topic on the forum so have have no idea if there are many disagreements on other topics from mainly type 2 by the sounds of it. Think I will stick with this topic the friendliest and most helpful one there is.

    Back to hopefully finish my last 3 rooms of laminate, have a good day fellow colanders

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  10. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    DIY ing all done.
    Granddaughter in tears:(. Last night her mum got an electric organ out for her to play with/ on. Well by 10.30 this morning we had a full rendition of ....heads, shoulders, knees and toes..... My daughter decided to video the achievement and post it on to Nanna for when she got up from bed. The playing of a “ b “ note instead of a “ d” at the end broke her heart and caused floods of tears. Spent the next 10 minutes explaining about Rome:):) then reverted to more simple examples of things taking time.
    Fortunately the grandson decided to have a go on the organ. On listening to his rendition of heaven knows what we all decided that the granddaughter had nothing to worry about:).
    @Scott-C . I think that rates as a perfect week. Long may it continue.:)

    @helensaramay . Can almost smell your bread cooking. Cardio day for me today. Enjoy your workout :)
     
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    Wow @Scott-C, bring on the day I get a week's results like that!
     
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    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh, I love Sundays.
    A nice lie in and now off to the pub for a and roast dinner
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's just a song I wrote myself, they always take such a long time to learn, mainly, I suspect, because I can't listen to anyone else play it, to speed up the learning process.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great Scott, well done, but if you've been 96% in target, amf 2% above, and 0% below, where were you that other 2%. In transit, maybe?
     
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  15. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's something to do with the way xDrip+ rounds and stores numbers.

    Looking back at the daily graphs, there was two days listed as 1% below. One was an actual hypo, felt a bit lightheaded at about 3.7. The other I felt fine so it was maybe just an underread.

    The Absolute #s line just below it is the number of 5 min reads, low is 10 so that's 50 mins below 4, 2.48% two spells of about 20 to 25 mins.

    It was a strange week. I have spells where bg just seems to gravitate to 3 or 10 no matter what I do or how hard I work at it, whereas this week it just seemed to keep on homing in around 5 to 6 without me putting much effort into it.

    Maybe the fruity flapjack cookies have cured me! Now that would rile the low carbers, must do a thread about it...
     
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  16. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon all, taken me two coffees just to catch up! Had a pretty intense first responder refresher training day yesterday, so didn’t have chance to pop in. Out on call this afternoon. Bloods been relatively dull over the last 24h, slight dip after dinner as the Novorapid was actually quite rapid for once - that was easily corrected with a couple of glucose tabs. It was a 19g carb meal, and I took 1.85u for it - half up front as I started to eat and the rest over an hour to avoid just that issue. Looks like I should have sone it all over that hour, maybe. Was fabulous though, tagine spiced roasted cauliflower on a bed of vegan shwarma kebab “meat” and konjac rice seasoned with ras al hanout.

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    I’ve stopped visiting the rest of the forum, unless I’m tagged into a post with a tech or T1 issue. Even as a Bernstein enthusiast and low carber myself, I’ve had my back put up by the attitudes of some people. Many apologies if I’ve banged on about it here and annoyed people. I’ve just been so pleased to find something that works (for me) and makes me feel good, that I’ve wanted to share it with people I like :) In the last few months, I’ve started teaching in schools, doing my first responder stuff and actually going for walks - I never felt well enough mentally or physically before I changed my food. I was literally disabled by swinging BG levels and how sick they made me, and I’ve got a whole new lease of life. Oops, there I go again. Sorry. I’m getting really fed up with the constant vegan-bashing (I’m not a vegan), and perpetual deification of bacon though.

    In other news, I’ve ordered a waterproof phone case so I can take it swimming with me on a belt and still have my BG on my watch. I shall look very James Bond, albeit much fatter and more purple. After the crashes I’ve had when briskly walking, I need to monitor this stuff closely until I know what my idiot body is doing. Another science experiment. Le Sigh.

    @Scott-C - that breakfast looks fantastic! I had smoked salmon and cream cheese (goat) on homemade bagels :)
     
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    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Reckon that'll help? :)
     
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  18. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I concur with you about exercising, I love to go out for walks, when I am feeling okay. I put on 4 lbs over Christmas and didn't do a lot, tbh I didn't feel like it. But, I am been out walking to my local parks and it does wonder's emotionally and physically too, I have lost 1, 1/2 lbs and enjoyed being out and about. Exercise does help, whether in a gym, or gardening, DIY or brisk cleaning, it all helps :)
     
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  19. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That must be it.
     
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  20. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No apologies needed, Mel!

    You have always been totally moderate and balanced in your approach, and understand it is one option amongst many, all of which are viable.

    It's the numpties who insist on their way being the only way to the exclusion of all others who bug me, and you are patently not in that category.
     
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