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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all! It's predicted too hot here later on, so I'm off out to test my new "Out for a long walk" backpack before it gets hideous. Usual brand of backpack is absolutely fine for workdays walking and I've worn out at least five of them over the years, but it's slightly too small for carrying the usual items, plus wet weather gear/food plus any shopping I might pick up on the way back home. It had a test walk yesterday afternoon and I was so much more comfortable as it's also got space for me to shove the "Japes' Meds bag" in the top without having to squeeze it in as I have to with the workday one.

    Back in most sensible single figures this morning as well.
     
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  2. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @ert - ooooh, a paddling pool. Just sit in it - no chair - bet the dogs will jump in and keep you company. My youngest would, but the older one thinks he'll dissolve if exposed to water (at least, that's what I gather from his huge objections to being near the stuff).

    Busy day today, once it gets started, so I'm making the most of the lull before the proverbial.

    Be well! Stay as level as you can whilst remembering to enjoy life. We are not robots - forgot who said that but it is so very true!
     
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  3. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys do u use alcohol wipes before u inject? I haven't been but my parents think it be good idea to get them
    Or does anyone here get on prescription?
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit more carby than the coconut or almond, but it is gorgeous! Worth every single one of the carbs.
     
  5. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have some and I do know you're meant to, but somehow .. I use the alcohol swabs for cleaning off the house phone or any sore scrapes I've given myself. But you are meant to, so if you do use a wipe then it's no bad thing at all. Very safe way to do your injections.
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB Thank you!
    That twosleeves recipe for blueberry ice cream looks good and that it can be made with vegan replacements.................. I might try it with stevia.
     
  7. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They used to be given to all T1s but they stung so I stopped using them. I think there was then some research that showed they didn’t make much difference as long as your skin was clean and the needle fairly fresh. Seeing if I can find it.
     
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  8. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can spiralize courgettes to resemble spaghetti, and use it instead of pasta. I guess they mean you can do the same thing to marrow? I don't know if you're meant to squeeze out the fluid or what. I've never done it - haven't a spiralizer thingie.
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess the thinking is that they're your bugs, so they aren't going to hurt you more than they do already.

    I think husband and the two dogs and I are all immune to each others bugs now - it's only at the office that I catch stuff.
     
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  10. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats @Fairygodmother - total vindication for my years of unhygienic sloth!
     
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  12. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone enjoy your day
     
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  13. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They aren't really needed. It's just generates more waste, that has to be disposed of. It's enough of a struggle to dispose of the essential items.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine's a bit like that too, maybe we've built up some sort of resistance.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nope @Delticmatt100 I don't. I reckon when I've had a shower, my belly stays clean all day so a waste of effort and money
     
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  16. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just leave the zucchini to grow big and fat, really big and fat, and you’ve got a marrow. This one’s just a little bit bigger than most
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=l...ECAwQAQ&biw=1024&bih=698#imgrc=M6FuvdVffTP0cM
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use my thighs a lot, or my tummy and whilst I could lick my thighs I don't think I can manage to lick my tummy! However, I've survived and although I bruise I don't infect.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think this is exactly the right thing to do with the marrow. Don't eat it, just post pictures of yourself on Instagram, or something, holding it. Then try and grow a bigger one. They could maybe be hollowed out, dried, and painted gold, as decorations.
     
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  19. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just inject the *** ( n is missing for mod purposes :)) stuff. I’ve never considered taking any sterilising precautions in 28yrs of injecting. That includes injecting whilst working ( builders merchants, print factory) , training at gym and everywhere and anywhere else.

    mod edit: And you still didn't get away with it ;)
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well daughter came home last night, she's had a fab long weekend and wouldn't stop talking all about it :joyful:, not great at 11 o'clock last night when she has to go to school today - I think one of the last schools to break up in our area.

    4.4 before bed, 4.4 this morning :p (although I did have 3 glucotabs at 5am!) and was up early to take the dog for a walk before it got too hot - it was a lovely early morning walk in the mist which had pretty much well burnt off by the time we got home.

    My thoughts about bugs and our (well ok mine) immune system is that it's over zealous (hence the T1) and therefore I deal with the bugs a lot better than T0s - seems theres a few of us that follow that principle!
     
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