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Type 2 Life

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Ahh, I know that one! My granny used to say it all the time. It's sort of a cross between hunched and snuggled.
    She also used to say "coopie" as in "Go and coopie down over there", which meant 'crouch' or 'squat'. (Particularly useful when you're busy in the garden accompanied by an incontinent almost-2-year-old, I've found!)
    :)
     
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  2. Rudyard

    Rudyard Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And there was me thinking that seaweed was good for [email protected] - Our two lads are the same. Whenever I buy things I shouldn't eat, they eat them for me... Along with all the milk.... Pity they won't eat celeriac chips for me.

    I must admit to falling off the wagon every once in a while and suffering for it either that night or the following day. Just eaten a cream doughnut and chocolate chip cookie as it's someone's birthday here at work. I may have to limit what I have for supper tonight!!!
     
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  3. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Wonderful invention, the reins - especially for people like me who aren't very quick on their feet! They were the only means I had of preventing my granddaughters from disappearing over the horizon when they were first walking, and I deeply mourn the fact that now, at 2 and almost 4, they're big enough to refuse to wear them. Do you think leg-irons might be a little excessive....?
     
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  4. maureen5752

    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, my thyroid used to go up/down for a time but it's within range last time, I never ever use slimming stuff, never have never would, I weight 60 half kilos, size 12 used to be a size 8/10, 6 when I returned to England, iodine,slimming stuff can really mess with your body, I wish you well with your thyroid take care, thanks for the help, good luck tomorrow
     
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  5. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    I think you may
     
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  6. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    You can get more discreet wrist straps, bit like having kid on a lead, just it's not fastened to a collar round their neck (tempting as that may sound )
     
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  7. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Good luck with the DN tomorrow, Vicki - let us know how you get on.
     
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  8. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I didn't make it clear, my younger brother is my mum's carer and he suffers from Aspergers Syndrome ( a type of autism). My brother lives with mum and he offered to look after her when our dad died, although he does have some difficulties (his phobia being one of them) caring for her has been a positive experience for both of them.
     
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  9. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @maureen5752 I would like to see your recipe as I go through buckets of Lidl's Greek.
    Thank you for the offer. Hj
     
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  10. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Ah, understand. It's just I've been a carer albeit only for a short while but it amazed me the areas in which some were lacking. One client asked for bacon & egg for his tea. The egg was cooked (in what manner I don't know) but the bacon was put on his plate raw. It was one of the young Asian girls (I believe they don't eat bacon) but it was the fact that as she didn't know she should have asked...
    It sounds a good arrangement you have going there. Thanks for explaining
     
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  11. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it was great! This was the second time we'd seen it and DS had a great time spotting all the things he'd missed in the cinema :)
     
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  12. maureen5752

    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Recently I leant a new way to make yoghurt, I eat so much, if you have thermometer it's easier, I've got a meat one!! Biol milk to 180 deg or till boiled, when cooled to 115 deg or just warm to little finger add 1 or 2 dessert spoons. Live yogurt, I use 2 then it's nice solid, first time I used total yogurt, then you can use from the yogurt you made in future. AnywAy, after adding yoghurt to milk I put the yoghurt into a pre warmed oven! Yes oven, warm for 5 mins on lowest heat , Every now then ( every hour) I just top up the warmth in oven for 2/3 mins, do this for about 3 hours on LOWEST heat, then just leave in oven (switched off) over night. Morning thick set yoghurt, done it 3 days running so far, I love yoghurt with flaxseeds. Good luck
     
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  13. maureen5752

    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got the recipe of Internet. Typed in how to make yoghurt. As in ran we cover with a blanket but family in America put it in warm oven so I looked it up on Internet and tried it, great results enjoy
     
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  14. Digger-i-doo

    Digger-i-doo Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ever noticed your blood sugar spike when you're stressed? I was up for most of last night, worrying about a deadline coming up in a few weeks. Too bad I didn't have my work laptop with me ... I could have used my stress-induced wakefulness to power through some of it. Anyways, my fasting BG this morning was higher than it's been since I started testing in January. I'm going to try my best to calm down ... although I'm still feeling anxious about getting it all done and not letting anyone down and I'm going to put my nose back to the grindstone after posting this. I keep reminding myself that nobody will die if everything's not done and perfect by my deadline, and I'm doing my best with a pretty heavy workload. :wacky: All this worrying is wasted energy.

    But it's interesting seeing the negative effects of stress showing up as a number on my meter.
     
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  15. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @Digger-i-doo - Worry and Stress releases Cortisol into the blood, which elevates blood sugar.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @maureen5752 excellent, many thanks, I will give this a go over the weekend... need to get myself sorted. :)
     
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  17. Alzebra

    Alzebra Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, sorry been a bit absent of late, I had an interview for a new job last week and didn't get it so lots of effort to prep followed by a couple of days of feeling sorry for myself :arghh::rolleyes::facepalm: Current job is horrible due to threats of compulsory redundancies and bullying by management so I'm very keen to move on asap!
    My fitbit is doing its job in motivating me to up the exercise a bit more, @hankjam I do find it difficult to sync with the laptop but it 'talks' to my phone no bother. Fasting blood sugars have dipped below 5 again since upping the exercise but my weightloss has stalled (think I'm toning up nicely though).

    Still lurking around, sorry if I've missed anything important. William, I'm loving the new avatar, so lovely to see your smiley face :happy:
     
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  18. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Had my Bloods done today for my next Diabetic Review at the Hospital on 11th May. And also had another repeated Liver Function Blood Test done (Will find out the results next week when I see my GP) Had the Cosentyx Injections today and they are now monthly.
    We went food shopping and bought some Chai Seeds to try - sprinkled a couple of tablespoons in the potato salad for dinner to try.
    Hi @Alzebra - Thank You for your lovely comment:), good to see you on the Forum and hope you are keeping well.
    Time for my crackerwheats and cheese supper now.
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good day so far - woke up to 5.0, now after swimming 1.2 km I'm at 5.7 which makes me happy. In my new frugal 'we must eat everything' state I'm having leftover cauli cheese for breakfast It might be LCHF but not sure it works for breakfast for me,

    Hope today goes well @ickihun at your appointment, thinking of you
     
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  20. Lindy1706

    Lindy1706 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all just tested at 6.1 this morning so happy with that but it is a later test than normal!

    Going up to the Spa in a mo for the "Easy Does It" which should be renamed the "Ladies of a certain age with no rythum banging into each other shouting Sorry! " Class then Following that up with an Aqua session.

    Working this afternoon then an evening meeting......busy day!

    Have a good one x
     
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