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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.
Happy Tuesday guys, awoke on a 7.2, thank goodness and the sun is out too
I finally had the full swath of antibody tests now that I'm on insulin through OCDEM. I'm GAD positive with a high number of antibodies. After two years of avoiding insulin and a T1DM diagnosis, based on extremely low c-peptide and BMI, I finally have a conclusive diagnosis. And I'm not celebrating (yet). I know a lot of people are relieved when they know for sure. I was still hoping to reverse this malarky and miraculously come off insulin. Why didn't they give me antibody tests before? My surgery did order a blood test after a letter from a private health insurance specialist: they tested for IA2 and TG-AB (the nurse had difficulty finding the GAD test - it's not a routine surgery test, and chose this one by mistake.) No one noticed the mistake. I only did when told I was GAD negative and now I was GAD positive. I thought that didn't make a lot of sense and asked for the printout, which was never sent to my consultant. I'm pleased I managed to stay off insulin for so long. I think the last two years of fighting blood sugars, without insulin, have been some of my finest hours.
@ert - I gave you the winner medal there because through those last two years you have fought and struggled really hard, and although ther diagnosis is not what you could have wanted - you didn't "lose". You deferred having to take insulin for a long, long time and learned so much. Well done!
Morning chaps. Just arrived at school, no 3G so having to switch my watch to getting Spike data rather than Loop data, so while I'm not exactly running blind, I just don't have so much data on my wrist. I try not to get my phone out in class, especially when I've been confiscating theirs...
Science, Welsh Baccalaureate and Maths to day
Woke on 3.6 - not bad after a spin class and climb last night.
And with my new red sticker, I remembered to cancel my climbing basal pattern ... although I put it on a little late and started to climb on spin basal
Not too much excitement expected at work today which is fine. If it is very quiet, I'll do some training ... or start to bake some bread. Or both.
Hope you all have a not-to-adventurous day on the diabetes front.
Morning all, @ert sort of welcome officially to the club!
I was 3.9 before bed (so had 2 oreos and a small packet of yogurt covered raisins) too much or the spaghetti took longer to 'come in' - 10.8 this morning
Can't remember who above said about putting nurses off by watching intently as they try and draw blood........yeap, so it isn't just me then!
Phew, a decent BG night last night.
Cat’s not been well, I think his neighbourhood back door scavanging led to eating something that didn’t agree with him. He was very sad and lethargic and you really didn’t want to be in the vicinity if he farted
He’s cheerful again this morning so bracing for fridge siege.
We are all different but that would be waaaaay too much for me.
One GlucoTab (4g carbs) would be enough to put me into non-hypo territory for the night if I was on 3.9.
Do you know how much 10g (for example) of carbs raises your BG?
Unfortunately, hypo treatments need to be carb counted to avoid over dosing on them,
I tend to work out where I want to be BG wise and how many carbs I need to eat to get there and then dose for that.
I am happy to go to sleep in the mid 4s but I know this sounds scary to some and they prefer to be higher ... I think I was advised to aim higher but, since I have been on the pump, my target has been reduced.
Cheers Helen, we are all different (thank god!) but I suspect you're right that it was too much, I do generally drop slightly during the night but it does depend on what was for supper/tea/dinner, if at the time I had remembered I had POB (pasta on board!) I probably would have just had the one Oreo (as if ).
That's why I stick with dextrose tabs, I have zero willpower for nice things! But like Helen, I know how much one raises me by and work out an actual dose. Sometimes use just half a tab.
Home! At last!
I am so tired. I'm not great in warm weather - the hotter it is, the dopier I get, which makes life tough when your job needs you to focus on figures all day. Which normally I enjoy - I like the patterns - but today, it was a real effort.
But - I'm told it's pizza and salad for our meal, and he has made a batch of vegan coleslaw. Much nicer than shop bought!
I can announce I survived trial by diabetes training... the trainer may have had to go and recover, though!
I started the day with a practical demonstration of a hypo (3.7) for my colleagues' enhanced learning whilst we were waiting for the trainer to arrive. I announced "Well, you lot have all failed before you've started - did anyone notice I was having a hypo which I've just spent the last 20 minutes treating." once I felt more myself again.
I cheerfully demonstrated how to test for blood sugars and ketones, showed off all the kit, owned up to most of my bad habits, rammed home the message "We're all different and what works for me may not work for X, Y or Z, or our notorious T1D student." and that I may know my stuff, but it's totally different doing it on someone else.
Time for food... I'm exhausted after a day of doing almost more training than the trainer.
Crappedy-doo-dah of a day here. Kids feral, no work set, sweltering classroom and a couple of little hypos to boot. Think it’s the heat, tbh. I’m not good at it. But the backup system kicked in, husbeast texted to say the low alarm had gone off on his Nightscout app, was I ok. And then to say ah, you’ve logged some carbs and are rising. That’s the first time that’s happened and it’s good to know it all works. We share our locations with each other too, because I travel all over the place alone with T1; and he travels all over the place alone with an acquired brain injury.
Here’s to a better day tomorrow!
Afternoon a session of "working from home" as the car has sprung a coolant leak ~sigh~ and can only get it into a main dealer as they were only ones who could do it this week ~sigh~
Oh well I am so going to get sloshed (again) over the weekend to compensate
Then again I might go to work on the train (travel with the plebs, I say) and then from the station to work on my old skateboard.....now that does sound more like fun
Hehe I did, unfortunately period me is coming soon so he'll have to deal with her.
Hello friends, sorry I've been itchy and sleepy. Mostly sleepy
I had cider last night and BG was waving around between 8-9mmol/l and I woke up on 10.6, which isn't too bad tbh considering I need to run a bit higher. I just had a hypo and now I'm going up I hope everyone is doing okay. Extra hugs for anyone struggling today with their horrible friend, diabetes.
Nowt wrong with a bit of garlic..
Coolant leak.? Sorry to hear that.
Where from.? Pipes, heater matrix, rad or the pump..? Did the engine overheat?
Pipes I think, nope engine fortunately did not over heat, still a pain mind.