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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning

    Blues Brothers day today so working from home

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    Well after looks like I going to shuffle off this moral coil fair soon then with a Hb1Ac of 5.5% which I would rather keep :)

    Someone pass the cake and fried chicken :)
     
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  2. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    Morning all,
    It was a late night last night and I am paying for it by returning to the double digits and the @Knikki lurgy is back with a vengeance. I am asking myself the usual chicken and egg question - do I feel rubbish because my BG is high or is my BG high because I am feeling rubbish. Oh well, it was worth it.
    The company and drinks were good but so was the train announcement on the way home: something about "change here for far away places with strange sounding names".

    Good luck to everyone and their COPD, endo, Blues Brothers and French appointments.

    @Jaylee I have a similar souvenir from my time in Germany, They were good enough to include a photo of the driver. I am not sure whether that makes it a selfie because I made the camera take it,
     
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  3. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @MeiChanski you've given me a new idea. I'll do it later after I've sorted some more in the garden
     
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  4. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mornin’ everyone,

    Hope all lurgies soon beating a retreat, only we who get rubbish lurgy BG know how awful it makes us feel. So hugs and empathy.

    At last there’s a bit of sun outdoors. Washing to go out before a trip to the dentist for a checkup. The dentist I usually see’s on maternity leave so I’m hoping the one there in her stead won’t find anything new; the cost of fixing anything more than a filling’s horrendous, I can envisage lots of toothless people shuffling around swilling gruel in years to come. Stuff of nightmares.
    Cat Brian’s been very affectionate this morning. He’s a rescue and occasionally feels the need to throw his considerable weight around so we’re braced for bites and leg leaps later. He’s lovely when his tummy’s extra full but if he got any heavier he’d break bones - he’s a BIG cat. But it’s just like the worst adrenaline swings of an antisocial hypo when he’s bored or hangry.
     
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  5. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sun and warmth, I feel a nettle fight coming on but first to roast chickpeas, make a Keralan fish curry, go buy some bark for the next garden project. I'll put some clothes on first
    Madam woke relaxed 5.7. Relief
     
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  7. Leeannea

    Leeannea LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Sure. It’s integrateddiabetes.com
    The article is called: A1C targets : is 6.5 The Ideal?
    I’m sorry but I don’t know how to insert a link into a reply. Cheers. Leeanne
    PS I’m in Australia so my replies are sometimes a bit tardy
     
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  8. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends

    A bit of double digits again - 11.1, I did increase Tresiba but suffering at night now. Yesterday was hypo city - I mean I still have levemir in the fridge, would it be a tad cheeky? :hilarious:
     
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  9. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. I installed an app to track my progress. Screenshot_20190620_090208_air.SmartLog.android.jpeg Screenshot_20190620_090223_air.SmartLog.android.jpeg
     
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  10. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Look like perfect results @ Delticmatt100, and that you’re shaping up to be a T1 management superstar!
     
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  11. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The one thing that bothers me with this study, is that an HbA1c of 6.5% equates to an average of 7.8mmol on our meters. And that’s a lot of time spent (even without massive spikes and hypos to balance them out) with your blood glucose at pretty much double what a non-diabetic runs at. So you may live longer, but the consequences of those levels will manifest themselves in neuropathies, retinopathy, ED, gastroporesis, kidney damage etc. My reasoning is that if the only thing wrong with me is that I can’t make insulin, if I keep my bg regulation at non-diabetic levels, I have no more chance of getting CVD issues than a non-diabetic. It’s hard work to maintain, but I refuse to let this poxy condition do any more damage to my life and body than it already has.
     
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  12. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm really enjoying this Alpro pain yogurt, taste wise is more mild than normal plain yogurt and smells absolute divine. I was a bit cheeky and had a small banana and apple with it. I have 10 apples in my fridge saying "eat me please!"
    It's easier trying to get my bf to eat veg, but fruit is whole different mission. :hilarious:
     
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  13. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Alpro yogurt is fab. The coconut one is great in curries too.
     
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  14. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm strange reading. Pre lunch 10.0. Only had bowl cornflakes and cuppa tea 1 sweeter for breakfast. Then small glass Pepsi max raspberry flavour. Think was the Pepsi max ?
     
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    Leeannea LADA · Well-Known Member

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    What you are saying @MeldCP makes perfect sense. I think perhaps the key thing in this article is the paragraph that offers suggestions as to why a low HBA1C increases all cause mortality. The hypotheses focus on hypoglycaemic side effects, effects which nonT1D s don’t encounter, which is why their ideal HBA1C is 5.4. So in theory if a T1D can achieve a low HBA1C without experiencing hypoglycaemia then all should be good. The next logical question is at what levels does this inflammation occur (surely not between 3.5-4.0). I’ve never read of any studies about this. So I think your strategy is great, provided you minimise the frequency and severity of your hypos ( as someone who was eating jelly beans at 4am last night, this can be tricky). Cheers Leeanne
     
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  16. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Now we are talking ;)
     
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  17. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My money is on the cornflakes and milk
     
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  18. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Been having cornflakes and milk most days and readings 6s and 7s
     
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  19. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was it full fat pepsi or diet?
     
  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Huh................:confused::wideyed:
     
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