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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. WuTwo

    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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  4. 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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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone enjoy your day
     
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  7. 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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  9. SueJB

    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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  10. 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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  11. WuTwo

    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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  12. Alison54321

    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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  13. 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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  15. WuTwo

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    Does anyone else have dried drops of blood on almost everything they own from finger pricking? I have a fabric phone cover - you could get my DNA from that thing without really trying! And my diabetes bag, my nightie, my hankies ...... and I do slurp the offending finger after doing the reading. I'm just a really heavy bleeder.

    I have the finger pricker on 0.5 setting - the very lightest possible. I use an Accu-Chek Softclix Plus - anyone got one even softer?
     
  16. Molly56

    Molly56 Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Just a suggestion with the courgette / marrow.....I’m growing them too and often end up with more than we can eat so if I end up with a glut of them I cook them down in my slow cooker and then freeze in small trays.....very useful as a base mixture when I cook winter soups.....just add to the pot (frozen) with other vegetables and makes for a tasty vegetable soup :)
     
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  17. LooperCat

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    Morning chaps, bit of an early start for school holidays - must have slept enough yesterday. Rough night with my knee, getting bored with that now. Woke up on a 6.2, so happy enough with that.

    @Delticmatt100 I use alcohol wipes when I put a new pod on, but that’s only because it’s an open hole for three days at a time, and is a bit bigger than a needle hole at around 0.7mm - I never used them for injections or anything.
     
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    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    Morning all,

    Climbing and spin yesterday but my BG stayed in healthy figures over night.
    The story of the dodgy knee and switching on the TV wasn't very exciting ... something to do with watching Sky through a PlayStation which lives on the floor. Enough to laugh at my friend for being old ... well, he's older than me so that counts.

    Today will be a quiet day of melting. I expect the attic room/office to get very hot so I may cool down by defrosting the fridge. Woohoo - I know how to have a fun time!

    @Delticmatt100 I have no alcohol wipes, no sterile wipes and no unnecessary waste. My fingers are usually cleaned with saliva and I don't do anything to make my belly dirty so the needle goes straight in.
    If you are thinking of alcohol wipes to clean your fingers before testing, be aware the alcohol may impair the reading. I think I read somewhere alcohol can lower the BG reading.

    I hope everyone enjoys their marrow-free day.
    (Courgettes are fine ... especially when griddled.)
     
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  19. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It does, by up to 0.5mmol - plus it can thicken and harden the skin after prolonged use. Not to mention it can really sting if it’s not dried off! In the ambo service, we use water - either a pad with a splash of tap water to clean the skin, or we carry little vials or sterile water in the BG test kits. I do have a little pack of “diawipes” in my kit, but I only use those if my hands are dirty/sticky and I don’t have anything to wash them with.
     
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  20. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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