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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ta. @smc4761 I freak all the time and don't know when to chill and jut say that's the way of Madam. I take my hat off to everyone who've been dealing with this condition for a life time. Well done you all.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Knikki apart from liking your avatar and open admission for your penchant for biscuits and cake you make me laugh and your comments are steadying. Thanks
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Spot on @evilclive it is to be obsessive and this comes in wave. Sometimes all's well and I'm scooting along with no concerns then wallop! Thanks for your kind words
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB I'm currently prodding diabetes with strawberries, like "Hey diabetes, you hungry? I have strawberries". It's indeed a beast that needs constant attention, advice, love, food, medication and a big hug. It's not perfect, it has its moments, tantrums, sighs, stress and anger but we get through it.
    I'm not perfect, I've seen some T1's work extremely hard to get within their libre range but we manage it to the best of our ability. You're doing brillantly, :)
     
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  5. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’ve had it for 20 years now - it’s been wildly uncontrolled for most of that time, hence the 18. I was fantastic at diabetes when I was pregnant, mostly because I was so busy puking I only ate the occasional strawberry and potato - I actually lost half a stone, but my HbA1c was 5.4% (36). And since I adopted my current way of eating, combined with the tech, I’ve finally got to grips with it - accepting it rather than fighting it seems to have been key as well. I spent too long resenting it, trying to ignore it and hoping it would go away, but I’ve realised that I have to work with it. It’s a PITA but it won’t beat me. And we're all here for you if you want to vent, rant and rage at now unfair it is, because it is. You’ll nail it, promise ❤️
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Spot on @evilclive it is to be obsessive and this comes in wave. Sometimes aal's well and
    Lovely thoughts @therower I want to keep in range and then sometimes I just said sod it and have some crisps!
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I miss crisps :(
     
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  8. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Friends, I have a question. Do you guys spend a lot of money at the dentist? NHS or private? I haven't registered myself since I moved and I think it is time to give a dentist a visit. But either way it is going to cost some monies and with my situation, I don't have funds. NHS isn't super expensive, private will be an arm, a leg and a kidney. I'm quite self conscious about my teeth, so I think it's time to go. I have no problems, I'm not in pain or need any teeth out, just a routine clean.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Mel dCP. You're brilliant and I admire your tenacity.Since being diagnosed I've gone through a whole range of emotions and I still think I'm in denial or they got it wrong. I'd just come back from living in Athens and I wasn't eating,practically starving, weight loss, hair loss so I'm still not convinced I'm T1 and the insulin has made me gain 12 k not good for a short ar**. I'm not a fan of spuds or rice or cake and prefer veg,meat, fish. I do so love fruit apart from mango which is the devils own. I hate having to eat to feed Madam when I'm not hungry!! How am I supposed to keep within range and lose weight? rhetorical question
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The best crisps I had were in Toulouse a week ago. Brilliant sela nd vinagre. OOOO la la
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    MyCatted if I know, I’ve been struggling with it for ages. I know it was rhetorical, but that’s my best answer!

    I genuinely think we go through the actual stages of grief with a diagnosis like this - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. It can happen quickly, in my case it’s taken so, so long - and didn’t really happen until I no longer had to finger prick so much. That had become an almost insurmountable obstacle for me, and I’d go literally moths without testing. The stages can overlap too, I was doing denial and anger at the same time for quite a while. Peer support from (mainly) the T1stars has been one of the biggest things that’s helped. Keep talking to us, lovely. You’re doing great x
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Mel dCP and everyone of you who writes kind words. The thing that scares me most is having to bolus and getting it right. I seriously worry that if I don't get the dose right / wait the require 15mins that I'm going to fall flat on my big fat ar** and end up in A&E. About to inject the biggest Novoslug ever for me, hope it works out.... never done this large dose before!!
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    How much are you taking? Just keep hypo kit on you, if you’re unsure x
     
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    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It can be a right pain. Eg I can't just crash out for the night, because I'm going to have to take care of food and/or insulin during that time. Having to inject if I want to pig too (though that's actually good for me too, stops me pigging :) ). Running low during walks is annoying. Having to remember everything. Sometimes the little things like that descend on me for a bit and I sulk slightly to myself for a couple of hours. But it passes, and I'm not actually prevented from doing anything. And being forced to look after my food is actually useful too.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had T1D for almost 43 years now. When I first had it I had urine tests to rely on, so the only way to tell if I wasn't hypo was by how I felt. When I look I back I wonder how anyone survived, but people did.

    I'm not trying to suggest that people have it easy now, but managing it is partly instinctive, and how you feel is massively important, and that develops over time. If you fear you're going to take too much, and aren't comfortable with it, then don't take more than you feel comfortable with. Just correct later, and then next time you might feel more able to take more if you're eating more carbs.

    You have to trust your own ability to feel when it's going right, and when it isn't. You don't want to constantly fear failure, you need to develop a sense that you can cope with it. I'm sure you can, but you need to feel that you can.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Check your bg a couple of times more so you know what way your heading!
    Nothing wrong with eating something yummy (crisps?) if you see you're heading down quicker than you thought. I find it much easier to correct a lowering bg with just a couple of crisps (spoons of icecream/quarter of a slice of bread/whatever you fancy) to prevent the hypo than to wait for the hypo to be there. For one, whan the hypo is there, there's no subtle correcting anymore as bg needs going up now, and second, I find it much easier to take only a little of carbs when my brain still functions right. And they can be slow acting carbs too, when not hypo yet.

    I'll have my fingers crossed you dosed just right :)
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok lovely people.
    Favourite crisps past or present??????????? ( let’s include wheat, savoury, corn snacks )

    1. Hula hoops.
    2. Cool Doritos.
    3. Walkers ready salted.
    Notable mentions. Mc Coys cheddar and onion. Mini Cheddars.
     
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    Salt and vinegar crisps or sticks
    Pom bears ready salted
    Walkers ready salted :D
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry truly boring here. Just Seabrooks plain ready salted.
    @SueJB my numbers over the past few days have been off the wall bonkers. As low as 2 and as high as 18. I’m blaming the weather. I’ve tried to address as best I can but quite frankly I’m sure it’ll settle when the weather does, so have just gone with the flow. Two weeks ago I had level 6s for days. Have I done anything different, no! Am I doing my best, yes! That is all we can do. Beating ourselves up should not be on the agenda. Your numbers are very good anyway.
     
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    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol I love a good teabag. In my tea lol
     
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