1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hello friends, a cheeky 4.1 this afternoon and I feel like I've been rolled under a car for a few hours. I think the 1 unit fiasp is too much during the evening, I'll give 0.5 a round tonight. I've come to terms that I'm more insulin sensitive in the afternoon-evening. I ate my bf's last cheeky hobnob :hilarious:
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  2. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    Trophy Points:
    198

    Hi @hh1 I am pretty much in same boat. My overnights generally have been poorish. Going to bed with BG of say 6.5 and BG rising overnight sometimes to as high as 13. Annoyingly it is happening maybe 3 nights out of 4 making it difficult to know if I need to adjust my overnight pump settings, as sometimes its fine.

    Rest of daytime early evening is usually not too bad

    T1 defo keeps us on our toes
     
    • Hug Hug x 5
  3. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'm definitely far more sensitive in the evenings than mornings - my ratio triples from 1 unit:3 g carb to 1 unit for 10g carb. And its different at lunch - sort of partway between the two.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    Trophy Points:
    198
    The corner shop must think my bf and I are fatties, all we buy from there is oreos, sweets, crisps and coke. It's easier to go there for hypo treatments, coke is the same price as ASDA or Tesco. :hilarious:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,579
    Likes Received:
    7,475
    Trophy Points:
    298
    At my local Aldi they must think I eat tons of veggies and fruit thanks to my guinea pigs :p
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  6. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Aaaand for no good reason, out of nowhwere - 2.9 ..... *very rude words*
     
    • Hug Hug x 5
  7. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'm not even wearing any socks!! Not fair.
     
    • Hug Hug x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    7,629
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Grrrrrr, hugs to you both! D-emon at its best, eh? :banghead::mad:

    Not much to report today, didn’t get any further than Morrison’s and Aldi to do a spot of shopping. Went for my Couch to 5k stagger up and down the lane, it’s getting easier but I wouldn’t class it as “fun”. I think there’s something wrong with me, I just don’t get the endorphins from exercise. 5.9 when I started and 4.3 when I finished. It dipped down to 3.4 so I took one dextab and let Elvis take over. He’s TakingCareOfBusiness like a champ :cool: I’d knocked everything down to 80% before I started, might try 70% for the next one. Pottering along merrily at 5.9 again.

    Husbeast made the most fabulous fluffy eggy bread today, using my keto bread recipe plus an egg mix with grated pecorino cheese and a splosh of almond milk to make it runny and able to soak into the bread. Cooked nice and slow in an ancient cast iron pan, it was the best eggy bread I have ever had. He actually preferred mine to the one he’d made for himself using a sourdough loaf. Texture and boinginess was absolutely spot on. I’ve not had eggy bread since going low carb and it was so nice to have worked out a way to eat one of my favourite meals again :) The whole meal was 5.4g carb and now I can’t move :rolleyes:
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
  9. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    2,728
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Lol, WuTwo, I recommend reading the recently published doctoral dissertation by a loser at a third rate university called, "Socks: proof that wearing socks makes T1 management unpredictable and not wearing socks makes T1 management very unpredictable."
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    7,629
    Trophy Points:
    198
    We should totally write that paper.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    2,728
    Trophy Points:
    158
    I occasionally treat myself to some merino wool socks from John Lewis, so I'll get the sponsors lined up...
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,872
    Likes Received:
    5,396
    Trophy Points:
    198
    How will we choose who’ll wear what when we all arrive for your Ig-Nobel Award? Odd socks, skiing socks, windsocks, fluffy socks, silk socks, bamboo socks . . . Better all get knitting
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hi @helensaramay I agree that I think a lot of this is down to curries and pasta etc but I have virtually cut out pasta and only have a small amount of rice. I have tried dual bolus on the pump taking about 50% upfron with the other 50% spread over anything between 6 and 8 hours. In most cases it makes little difference.

    I am reluctant to increase my basal too much as at times it is perfect through the night, some nights even dropping a little. I am going to experiment a bit more and have increased basal from 1.4 to 1.5, for a few hours between midnight and 2 am and keep my eye on it.

    Thanks as always for the helpful and friendly advice
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 3
  14. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Likes Received:
    2,728
    Trophy Points:
    158
    This is why researchers always say at the end of their reports, "further research is needed to clarify."

    First stage is going to be me getting enough out of the sponsors to get a free holiday in Italy to make sure merino wool sources are "enviromentally friendly" or whatever guff Guardian readers talk about these days.

    Then, the first stage report will lead me into, "interesting research opportunities which were not previously identified" which will involve them giving me more money for a freebie to Japan to explore the massive benefits which Asian silk socks, or thongs, or mankinis will give to T1s.

    The popsocks issue will definitely require a third stage trip to Cuba.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  15. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    7,629
    Trophy Points:
    198
    And as a keen knitter of socks, I’ll need a lifetime supply of Very Expensive Yarn. To go with my carbon fibre knitting needles.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. evilclive

    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    408
    Trophy Points:
    123
    I'm not sure I count running as "fun", but I do feel better for having done it, and if I've done nothing (run, cycle, walk) I get twitchy. Related to this was my fitness level after our last holiday. Cycling 50+ miles/day for two weeks with a full camping load definitely made me fitter, but it didn't make going quickly any easier, it just meant I could do it more. As Greg Lemond put it, "it doesn't get easier, you just get faster" - rides or runs after the holiday have been harder work, but quicker.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  17. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Same, I've been hypoing all afternoon. Sending hugs your way!
     
    • Hug Hug x 1
  18. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    Trophy Points:
    198
    It was nice seeing my family today, we all enjoyed a bit of Wimbledon Mens tennis as well. My mum said Rosie (my baby cousin) is teething. Am I stupid to say that is a bit soon for an 8 month old baby? I know babies grow at different rates, but teething at 8 months? :wideyed:
     
  19. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    198
    "We're all different."

    That said, most babies begin to teethe at 6 months so 8 is not unusual. :)

    Evenin' all, how are we? F1 was excellent for a change earlier, no need to snooze through that one. Levels have been thankfully less exciting despite the snacks I had during the race.:angelic:
     
  20. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    1,782
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Thank you I guess i'm as a novice as my auntie, :hilarious:
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook