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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’ve just woken up from a four hour snooze. Rather enjoying summer holiday time.

    Looking like I might need to inject for smoked salmon after all - had a pack for breakfast (no carbs, 40g protein) and had a massive spike to about 8.8mmol as a result - exactly the same basal rate but no smoked salmon yesterday had me barely deviate from 5. Diabetes would be so easy to manage without food...
     
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  2. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bicarb: sodium bicarbonate - use it for cleaning instead of stuff like cif and put it in the washing machine to improve water quality. If you want a fizzy drink then the cooking type with cream of tartar will do it but you need a bit of strong flavouring as well.
     
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  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    @MeiChanski also good for soaking up smells in the fridge.
     
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  4. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    It's great for soaking up smells! Do you have skunks in the UK? About 30 boxes helps if your dog got sprayed and came in the house and shook all those little crystals in a couple of rooms of the house!
     
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  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only human skunks here . It’s also used in cooking the oh so English scone (hardly dared write that in case it launches another flurry of cream, jam and how you say it).
     
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  6. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Bicarb... best cleaner of my flasks ever! Boiling water, couple of teaspoons of bicarb stirred in, (watch out for the enthusiastic overflow of bubbles) let them sit for a bit, tip the water out and wipe clean. I'm a horror for refilling my little travel flasks with black coffee over and over and over, then forgetting to wash them, and they always come clean with the bicarb treatment.

    Also useful if no indigestion tablets, but tastes foul!
     
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  7. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pure delight, seventh heaven, I've just eaten Alpro vanilla yoghurt
    The extra brilliant was 2 fresh strawbs.
    It'll be interesting to see what Madam think of it but me and Mr B thought it was stonking, he said it went well with his golden rum
     
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  8. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB . Confident and happy around the 6 mar
    The awarding of the legendary “Top Banana “ award is possible by anyone.
    Providing it is justified , obviously in this case it is.:)
     
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  9. evilclive

    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think our definitions of "massive spike" may differ :)

    Two fairly slack days for me meant a couple of biscuits in the evening started sending me quite high. Time to go for a bike ride. 1.5 hours later. the trace looks like a mountain - up to 15, finishing at 4.5. It was a good ride, with lots of little yellow pb signs on strava :)
     
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  10. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shucks but I hope the banana award doesn't involve actually eating a banana? I think I'm due to buy a lottery ticket. :)
     
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  11. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations everyone one. Hey let's all take 1 unit of insulin to celebrate lol
     
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  12. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I may have to, 6.7 and a possible bad moon rising.
     
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  13. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    @Knikki would rather have a piece, or the whole thing, of triple chocolate cake :hungry:
     
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  14. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I might pass on that unit, at 4.9-> and heading for bed!
     
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  15. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    'S OK @Mel dCP your unit and mine will do nicely to deal with the nasty just into double digits I don't want before bed.

    I'm also going to celebrate I'm up past 9.00 p.m. for the first time in a week and haven't had to rely on an alarm for the 10.30 p.m. basal.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Off to bed soon after a busy day and the weather is getting hotter too ! .
    I have been asked to cover a school run until Tuesday, 30th July, which surprised me as I didn't know any schools were still going to be open that long, but I am pleased to do it, so more experience and money too :)
    Nighty night zzzzzzz
     
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  17. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Night night, single figure nights and sweet dreams.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning! Sunshine streaming in. Gearing self up for looking after grandson in the expected heat. We have water play planned and lashings of sun cream. But also bifold open at back with sun canopy down. Had a good nights sleep with window open and fan on. Lovely straight line of 6. Happy days.
     
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  19. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning friends, diabetes sailing at 4.6 :D Unfortunately I haven’t been sleeping again, so mission sleep reset is in progress.
     
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  20. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's an excellent smell absorber. My mum always had some in an eggcup in the fridge. I've used it in the fridge where meat is kept (the dogs still eat it), not because the meat is bad but because I just don't like the smell.
     
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