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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!!!
     
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  2. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Evening for a wet blowy somewhere up North where it is NOT grim :)

    Good to see you back and around @Fairygodmother compete with Hamish :)

    @helensaramay Finland looks fun, is that the place they do pickled, smoked or dead herring as a delicacy?

    So new sensor............been on for 8 hours warm up.....maybe should have do the 24 hours but hey, got to try these things out and last two I warmed up for 8 hours were OK.

    So first reading on the Etch A Sketch reader..........2.7 :meh: Really? I don't think so check on Bloods 7.5 :writer:

    This might be an "interesting" sensor :hilarious: Which when it is, shall we say, a little out, makes me wonder why the DVLA said yes to allowing CGM's? even with a thread about it and one chap saying he always makes sure that he is 7 or above on Libre, so on this case he would be 10? not where I want to be.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Knikki always do a 24 hr warm up these days, but still find I cannot rely on the sensor on the first day, so always blood test as well. After that am lucky enough to find it 98% accurate. Those 2% allow for variations when very low/high.
    It is not too grim here either, also up north. Luckily not In home town GRIMsby!!
     
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  4. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Him indoors has just suggest my new knee be called Peggy. What do you think? It should really be female, I suppose, and I like the humour.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Goodnight everyone sleep well
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Knikki I just sent my last sensor back; first one I've had for ages that was too far out of whack to rely on . At least Abbott are okay about replacing duff ones. Agree about DVLA, unless they rely on users to check with a bg monitor if we can see a sensor's not reliable - yes, I am joking

    @Fairygodmother I'd stick with Hamish, there's something oddly appealing about having a knee that's a different gender ;) Glad you're home and hope all's going well
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good day FB_IMG_1508431223640.jpg
     
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  8. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I will. Hamish will be ready to have fun, Peggy will enjoy gossip and a good cupcake, but it seems the forum’s already adopted Hamish.
    He’s progressing quite well, but he’s semi-addicted to paracetamol at the mo. He’s doing ok with multiple trips up and down stairs, despite being advised to climb stairs once a day for the first week, but then he’s not got much choice as we only have an upstairs loo and Bertie Bladder makes the decisions for him there. Bertie Bladder? Belinda Bladder?
     
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  9. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone, wherever you are today.
    Is it snowy in your place Cumbs? Has anyone been blown about? It was pretty dramatic here in the relatively sheltered SE, lovely gothic sounds in the chimneys, but I don’t think we ever had the full power of the wind.
    And I need to move away from personalised body parts. Sorry. Time to celebrate the wonder of titanium moulded and fitted to reduce pain and increase mobility, and the great team that made it happen.
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Morning FG, it's quite cold here but none of the white stuff. Hope you are recovering well x
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Happy Monday guys, I had a really good time last night, the meal at Nandos was good, but the nuts were a little too spicy for me, we had a great time, such fun and prezzies for me too <3
    Off out to meet my son soon as a year has gone by and I want to get a headstone for my parents grave, I have £1.500, so hoping that will be enough, possibly a Scottish Thistle ?
    Have good day, it's bright and sunny here, so going out for a walk soon
     
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  12. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am, thank you Robin, and it’s wonderful to be home! And Hamish is still Hamish.
    I hope your new role suits you and you have a great day.
     
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    It sometimes feels like I do!..............sorry I wasn't on the forum this weekend else we could have arrange a meet up :cool:.

    I spent most if not all weekend doing DIY to the en-suit, BG mostly in range.
     
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    Morning all, good walk in the sun after yesterday's fun and games in howling winds here in the south-west. Messed up and walked too far too soon after insulin, hypo at the end, not the way I'd have chosen to finish it....
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon wherever you may be
    Bloods behaving quite nicely again :)
    @Knikki that is my concern with the DVLA and CGMs. They are not accurate enough!
    @Fairygodmother hiow is Hamish behaving??
    Really windy here in South Wales last night. Grandaughters slides etc are all over the garden along with the bins, all of them!
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    that first pic Helen even made me feel cold whilst sitting indoors!
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Helsinki looks wonderful Helen. Fantastic pics. I must take Hamish there one day.
     
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  19. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    At least they’re still in the garden have you spotted any freedom-seeking trampolines yet?
    Hamish is still being decent, nothing stronger than paracetamol and movement range gradually increasing. I did notice, this morning, that I have more capillary burst behind him and in a line running up to the groin so I turned into worried old woman and sought a gp phone consultation. Still keeping an eye on it and think I might forego tomorrow’s self-injected blood thinner. Decisions decisions. I expect diving helped weaken my capillaries but the experiences under the water were worth it!
     
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    Man, carb counting is weird sometimes isn't it. I just had a protein cookie and a glass of milk. I have this most days so know what insulin I need for it, and that is ONE unit. One. 25G of carbs for the milk and cookie. 5.2 before I ate it, 5.7 an hour later. So weird because if I was to have something else to eat at the same time, say a sandwich, I wouldn't be operating at 25:1 ratio, more like 12:1.
     
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