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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think if stress is involved (dentist!) then most peoples do go up - but theres always someone that does the opposite, just to prove the fact although we all have the same condition we all do not suffer the same. Welcome!
     
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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    If it didn't overheat, that's one plus...

    I got a low coolant alarm fitted to my van. There's a fair bit of pipe work what with a mid seated engine slung under the cab & a rear heater matrix too..
    I'd rather minimalise any further cost with a cooked head..

    As an aside. Cats apparently like coolant. (But it don't do em any favours.) I hope you mopped up any spillage. ;)
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Take care Mel and please let us know how you got on, we kneed to know ;) Take care X
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi and a big welcome to the thread :)
     
  5. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Been cooking for a couple of hours now. Time to stop.

    Dogs are feeling iffy after their jabs, but Dizzy is no worse [​IMG]

    We are told he is overweight and we must feed him less. It'll have to be less at mealtimes unless they want us to cut out his carrots. He dearly loves crunching raw carrots and I usually give them one (small) each when I chop lunch.

    Everyone having an OK day?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Just got off the phone from the School Escort team, I have a run tomorrow afternoon ( it's the one I was taken off and happy to do) and work with one lad on Friday, Monday and Tuesda., I am also working on Saturday with my other job, food sampling in Sainsbury's supermarket, happy with all that, with Sunday off :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I love raw carrots too, but have smaller pieces now, you will have to put Dizzy on a reduced carb diet, I don't care for the term 'low carb' ?
    I am having a good day so far thanks, been gardening and reading my book too, plus the sun has come out :)
     
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  8. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah @Robinredbreast I think you're right. He likes raw runner beans too, I could chop them in reasonable lengths and he can have some of them in his dinner bowl, and reduce his biscuit content. We tried that all in one stuff when he was little but he really hated it, and it didn't like him either. Now my husband does cooked mixed meats, some veg and some biscuit for him. Small dogs do best on two small meals a day, so that's what he gets.

    I'm not too fond of the term low carb either and I won't do that to him. Life's got to be fun as well as healthy and in all things there is a happy medium - especially for dogs and children.
     
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  9. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Afternoon chaps, ended up being sent to A&E because DIABETES. Had a X-ray and examination and nothing is broken, and there’s no sign of blood or fluid in the joint. So it’s a bad sprain/strain and I need to munch all the painkillers, rest it and raise it when possible. It’s in a neoprene brace too, and they’ve given me crutches so I can get around easier than with using a stick. I was in and out in an hour and a half! Had a lovely adrenaline/pain spike in my sugars too... back in range now, possibly rage bolused a smidge to get back into single figures but have let Elvis take charge of dealing with it now.

    I’m taking today and tomorrow off work so I can go in for the last day of term at job share school. Currently sat with feet up, coffee, cats, sewing and watching 24 Hours in A&E. Thank you all for your concern and good wishes ❤️❤️❤️

    In other news, my Leatherman Raptor was waiting for me when I got home - my crowdfund for my stethoscope smashed its target and I had enough left to buy it - it’s a 6 in 1 paramedic multitool with trauma shears, glass hammer, ring cutter, strap/seatbelt cutter, ruler and oxygen tank wrench. Stethoscope arrives tomorrow! It’s really happening and I’m so excited. DVLA sent my new photo card last week, and another arrived just now saying that I don’t just have provisional bus/lorry entitlement, I have a full licence for those because I passed my car test before 1997. So I’m all set for my blue light driving training. Is it terrible that it’s the bit I’m looking forward to the most?
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mel dCP - not terrible at all - we're all big kids at heart, and you just wanna go "nee-nah, nee-nah" all over the place.

    Glad you got seen and done, and didn't break anything. Also glad you're actually resting!
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mel dCP I hope you get better soon, it doesn't sound too pleasant.
    @WuTwo Overweight dogo sounds cute but the vets said no, dogo needs to lose weight :( I'd give dogo more carrots, less grainy stuff.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    Once again hayfever is acting up, I just want one day where I can have my windows opened and feel a nice breeze. But NHS are like "make sure your windows are closed", that isn't going to happen if it is warm and humid. :banghead:
    Diabetes was a bit naughty - 11.4 this morning, safe sailing at 8.5 now. :)
     
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  13. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @MeiChanski - yep - his farts are going to be planet-crackers, I think. They're bad enough now but with increased veg :wideyed::yuck::wideyed:
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    NEEEEEEEEEEEE-NAH! I wonder what the adrenaline spike will look like the first time I’m behind the wheel and get to press the “999 mode” button to turn it all on?
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    They may well have arrived on lights and sirens, it’s not actually that common to go on them once they’ve got the patient, unless you’re time critical.
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mel dCP yep, I'd be excited about the nee nah bit too! As for the stethoscope and Leatherman Raptor - don't they provide you with those? If not I think it's shocking, and well done on the crowd funding.
     
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    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    The work files/resources are about to be packed into a storage box and hidden away. The boots and overalls have been retired for the foreseeable future, but we've decided I'm holding on to them as they were bought for me to use and who knows how long this change of area will last.

    42 days before I need to think about Main Paid Workplace again.
     
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  18. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    They do provide very basic kit, but I’ve been advised that it’s pretty ****** quality - so I’ve got kit now that’ll see me through my entire career! I’ve got some really epic boots too, although they provide all the uniform etc the boots aren’t great. All the stuff I’ve chosen is what’s been recommended by the guys over at the ambulance station, kit they’re using themselves all day, every day. I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends and family in chipping in - it’s been utterly amazing. Another of my friends makes stuff from leather, and she’s making me a hard case with a belt loop for my Loop RileyLink, so it’ll be protected while I’m on the job. I’ll have a utility belt to rival Batman at this rate!
     
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  19. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It says a lot about you @Mel dCP - you have to be a good friend to have good friends.
     
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  20. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Chaps, I’ve been thinking (basically because I’m sat in the sofa with my leg up) - would anyone be interested in a meet-up?
     
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