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Type 1'stars R Us

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

  1. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Avocado growing is pretty horrendous on the environment - it takes a lot of water to grow one. Spanish ones aren’t so bad, but those they grow in the drier parts of the US are causing real issues. So if there’s a passable substitute that maybe doesn’t have so much impact...
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No one has said so to me. I clean off my arm with the disinfectant wipes before attaching a CGM, but that's just so the skin is clean enough for the glue to stick and stay on for the full two weeks, rather than being concerned about germs. I'm going to follow Knikki's lead :) and not use them, as it's just one fewer thing to worry about.
     
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  3. Molly56

    Molly56 Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have an avocado plant growing in my greenhouse at the moment....is about three foot tall grown from an avocado stone that germinated in my compost heap....not sure if it will ever bear fruit and probably won’t survive outside but pleased it has got so far:)
     
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  4. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just realised that I only inject 1/10 of a mL of insulin a day in total. That's nothing. My injections are 1/100 of a mL for 1 unit of insulin. Wow. It doesn't sound like a huge deal, like I've been thinking it is. I've also discovered injecting into my lower back (on the sides) is pain-free. My stomach and legs are too skinny and hurt. So, today, I'm visualising as a type 1, I just scratch my back 8 times a day with 1/100 of a mL of insulin. And it's no biggie.
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Delticmatt100 I never use alcohol wipes before I inject. Like others here, been doing that for over 30 years and never even think about it; don't want to create more unnecessary waste either. I do use them before I stick on a Libre as I have trouble keeping them stuck on, so I want to be sure the area's as grease-free as poss.

    On the marrow debate - I like courgettes, spiralized, griddled, sauteed, or grated and rendered down with butter & garlic. Marrows are too wet for any of those treatments (and too big to fit in most spiralizers) and in my opinion fundamentally tasteless. I think the best way to use them is as additional compost :)
     
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  6. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm. Not eaten yet today and still had a spike mid morning. Might need to adjust basal if it happens tomorrow. Planning a nice quiet day avoiding the sun and possibly doing some laundry - knee still extremely painful, which is getting boring now.

    Marrows. I have horrendous memories of my mum stuffing them with grey, bland mince and the results swimming across the plate... :yuck:
     
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  7. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I love avocados! I eventually will plant one or two of my own in the back yard, we get lots of rain. Tropics! We supposedly grow over 200 different varieties of avocados on our islands. They grow all year round here of one variety or more. I'm in heaven!


    Marrows aren't moving to the top of what to try lol.................
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Only smears of it on the back of my left hand. I don't wash before testing but wipe off the first drop on my other hand, test, lick drop from finger, forget to lick the smear on my other hand half the time. I must be lucky with quickly closing wounds.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    For everyone who had their fingers crossed I'd survive the tofu that had been left to marinate for 3 or 4 days, it still smelled, looked and tasted right yesterday and I made a very yummy Indonesian like meal with it :)
    I also put in nori seaweed, which isn't in any exisisting recipes I suppose, but I read @WuTwo puts seaweed in her dishes sometimes so I thought to try :). I now know I love seaweed in my food! (and will probably put it in all sorts of inappropriate dishes for a while, as I'm like that when I discover something new :banghead:)[​IMG]
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not used them in over 40 years! My dad used to "obtain" them from work BUT they stung like crazy
     
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  11. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning y'all

    Well hypoland ALL of last night. Went to bed on a 4.5 had a bananananana as I climbed the stairs. Libre had my at 3 most of the night. That was with a 80% basal adjustment too. Must be the heat?? Sat on a 3.9 as I type, so a cuppa with 2 sugars is the go now
     
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  12. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks lovely - have you tried Furikake? It’s a Japanese seasoning made of finely chopped seaweed, sesame seeds and salt. Really nice with some yuzu juice on an avocado. And prawns. Or tofu. Or anything at all, really. Husbeast bought me some sheets of seaweed snack stuff in Costco yesterday, I absolutely love the stuff!
     
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  13. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Delticmatt100 ,

    What is your personal view on the subject?

    Within a few days of coming out of hospital I was given the kit & advised I'm going to be on my own with this some day. No time like the present.

    Sooo, with the busy hubbub of life (including involvent with the care of the woman that initially imparted the advice many years ago. I can't be doing with the whole "OCD" on top of the basic cleanliness & self pride society (& John Wesley.) expects from personal hygiene..

    Nothing cleans wounds like your own saliva. Nothing preps the action of inpalment like a bit of soap & water.. :)
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone watched Prison Break (currently watching it on amazon) - the main character is supposedly T1 (except he's not) but he has to go to the medical bay everyday for his 'shot' - now I guess the series was made a good few years ago but the doc injects him like she's doing a vaccination, using 1970's inch long thick gauge needles STABBED (theres stabbed and then theres STABBED!) in the arm - I can't remember seeing her use a wipe either........... @Delticmatt100 I think the medical profession use alcohol wipes just in case you get an infection and they can claim to use reasonable measures to avoid such things and so you can't sue them for it, I don't think I or anyone else is in the habit of suing themselves.....?!:D

    @helensaramay skating on thin ice! I think most of us are older than you so try not to laugh at us:p

     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    @slip I try to laugh "with" my elders on the grounds it makes them feel younger :)
    There are definitely a number of T1 stars who are a fair bit younger than I ... but I will laugh with them too.
     
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  16. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think a few of us on here are “of a certain age”...
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks! Will get some tomorrow :) I do like adding to the herbs & spices baskets.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Funny :):):). Actually, it’s a barrier constructed across a waterway to control the level or flow of water, funny.
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @therower now that is a barrier constructed across a waterway to control the level or flow of water funny!
     
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  20. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    I thought a barrier across a waterway to control the flow of water is a lock or weir.
    Now the mods have taken away the opportunity for me to learn a new type of waterway barrier.
     
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