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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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    Morning all, have a good Friday.
    Slightly high this morning, 8, so not big gasp high, and I’ve woken much later than usual. It feels odd, like going back to younger times, but it’s probably because I wasn’t woken earlier by moans about a lump of titanium.
     
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  2. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not so very long ago it was seen as something to be ashamed of. Epileptic children were hidden away (literally in some cases. Children would be "attic kids" not allowed downstairs).

    Me - I was brought up to know it wasn't my fault, wasn't my parents' fault; it's just one of those things so no reason to beat myself up, feel ashamed or anything else. Mind you, I got made fun of in my teens because of the fits and the drugs - a lot, so I became a social recluse until I got to my 20's and thought oh b****r them all, and started living....
     
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  3. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think @porl69 should follow the Alexander McQueen with a touch of Vivienne Westwood. There must be some in a charity shop.
    My lovely sister-in-law used to shop at one that had wonderful discards from the too-rich-for-their-own-goods and she always looked fabulous.
     
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  4. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh gawd, brain hasn’t woken up yet
     
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  5. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ummm.........it Thursday!

    Edit: LOL !
     
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  6. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    See above. And I can’t even plead hypo! I think it’s the cat’s fault, he’s taken my sleepy brain and used it as a cushion.
     
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  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning fellow caddies.
    Horrendous BGs after work, got them upto 21!!! Decided on a set change and I noticed the canula was slightly bent, so am putting it down to that :)

    @Mel dCP what have you started with the frock!!! I am going to be moderated now .... I DO NOT WEAR A FROCK.... (unless you ask me nicely) (oh, and its friday evening ;))

    @helensaramay good luck with your Medtrum trial
     
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  8. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe sailing tuition and navigation will be on the curriculum to teach, but you will need to clarify if that is about sailing boats or diabetes.
     
  9. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bent cannulas, should be reported to the police. Maybe think about using the the steel ones instead?
     
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  10. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Best Wishes for a successful trial. You could also double check dimensions and see how the patch compares to what Omnipod wearers say about dimensions of their patches. I agree that 'tis best to avoid pump refill/ changes at night.
     
  11. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And i guess you cannot use your mother's address or one in Ireland ? Better yet a pump swop scheme to overcome the ridiculous postcode pump lottery !
     
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    Nope. It is not about my address or my parents one but the address of the diabetes team who manage my diabetes care.

    As for Ireland, if I have a permanent address in Ireland (which I don't), I would have to use the Irish health care system.
     
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  13. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As Aussies we find a way if we have to. Most docs hate bureaucracy and that can provide ways to use the system to the advantage of the patient. As you well know the decision-makers are so far removed from everyday life as to be useless and they are invariably faceless which us an interesting challenge for the plastic surgeons, over there and here.
    And the excuse that DSNs are not trained for this or that pump is a convenient excuse to quell protest. Where is PM May when you need a supposedly influential T1D? Opps forgot, locked in Brexit tower awaiting a pardon by young Archie in years to come.
     
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    Capt-Slog LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Arrrgh... Jelly Babies...
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What - there's an incoming invasion of them and we should all take shelter? Or you've stuffed yourself on them and your blood shot up like it was rocket powered?
     
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    Capt-Slog LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Mmmumble mumble....
    Went pretty low in a hurry at lunchtime.
    (vertical drop on xDrip+)
    Reached for the JBs in my emergency pack and before I could stop myself I shoved a handful in my mouth.
    Why is it that when you go low you feel like you want to eat everything in sight?
    Feeling really groggy now and people keep asking me technical questions.... moan..
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Capt-Slog - be grateful you were nowhere near the fridge or the breadbin! Could have been worse, I guess. And we've all had lows where we severely over-compensated. I know exactly how many Oreos I ought to eat for a hypo but sometimes "ought" and "stuffed back in a frantic desire to shovel the sugar in" bear no resemblance to each other.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    It’s the panic response in your brain due to being starved for glucose and the adrenaline which is responsible for most of the hypo symptoms.
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hurray! I'm not a greedy wotsit after all :hilarious: Totally not my fault if I stuff an outrageous quantity of Oreos..... :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Capt-Slog

    Capt-Slog LADA · Well-Known Member

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    You guys are so funny
     
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