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Type 2 Life

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

  1. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No carbs in Sainsbury's Basics Chilli Con Carne? How is that even possible?
    OK you may be eating it without any rice but even in this recipe it has 22grams of Carbs (plus 9.5grams of fibre) per serving: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chilliconcarne_67875

    Here is a picture of the label - didn't you read it: [​IMG]
    https://gyazo.com/b2ab868b66c363b67bd5b185c7db21bb

    You had 2 tins of it, when it says half of a tin contains 21.6grams of carbs so 2 x 2 x 21.6 =86.4 grams of Carbs !
    No wonder your BG readings are so high, read the labels on your food.
     
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  2. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just be proud of yourself and what you have achieved. And help spread the word to other diabetics.
    The medical establishment in the UK as well as in other countries are on the whole ignoring or nay-saying what people manage to achieve in this forum.
    Don't believe that the UK as a whole is any better than elsewhere - finding a clued-up healthcare professional is like winning a lottery!
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I appreciate that, but with a diagnosis can come some help to ease some of the symptoms. Initially, it's just a blood test for antibodies.
     
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  4. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Following on from yesterday, gp has kept him on the antidepressants. Ron said there working but being messed about by derby he thinks there to blame for his depression. As for the leg pain gp hasn’t done anything, to be honest I think he will always have it .
     
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  5. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Mr Ickihun added weight on the antidepressants he's on. Hence his bad hip. Once I'm running along nicely I will be helping him with smaller diet (including beer) and more exercise. He feels he has arthritis in his hip but he had a fall 18mths ago out of our back door. GP diagnosed strained ligament. He fell again just before my op and badly bruised his right arm, internally too. He has to shuffle rather than walk.
    I'll hv a bigger job helping him than helping myself.
    I admire you @tina_marie.
     
  6. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ouch, if hubby does have arthritis he has my deepest sympathy. The pain of that is unbearable at times. The cold makes it worse . Rons in a lot of pain this morning. He said it’s the worst he’s ever had . We’ve still not heard from derby for his next appointment.
     
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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Are you tempted to call the appointment line or the specialist secretary?
     
  8. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking something more physical than that.
     
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  9. Adm_Mad

    Adm_Mad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t you love how stress and depression raise your blood glucose? I started the day in the 6’s. Then after breaking down crying at the supermarket when the check out EFTPOS kept declining all my cards after multiple tries, a check out assistant had a go and it worked immediately for her.

    Checked my BG as soon as I got home and I’m in the mid 10’s. Yay type 2 diabetes!! *scream cries into a pillow*
     
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  10. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ron has finally been given an appointment.
     
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  11. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm now 26 days quit from my cigarette addiction. Blood glucose was 16.9 today. I've been very depressed because of my volatile friendships. I've been comfort eating too. My Asperger Syndrome and Adult ADHD makes it an uphill struggle to manage my diabetes.
     
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  12. mtc2300

    mtc2300 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Due to on-call duty for the rest of July and start of August, I'm confined to my apartment and laptop. However just cleared the terrace for new flooring and cleaned the boys' litterbox. Fun work.

     
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  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Still losing weight from my Roux-en-y operation. I'm delighted with it's benefits. Great bgs at mo.
    How is everyone?
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My blood sugar was 19.0 today and 21.7 the other day. I'm sorry to be such a grave disappointment to DCUK. I love @ickihun and @eldergarth and @Tinamarie. The reason why I don't check my food labels is because they're mindboggling. I don't want to go blind or get gangrene in my feet. Lord Jesus, please help me and all my friends on DCUK.
     
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    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just been told I've got a learning disability that runs alongside my Asperger Syndrome. It doesn't affect my literacy as my command of English is very astute and prolific it's just my numeracy and my ability to function adequately in the community. I'm moving to my assisted living next month.
     
  17. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am very sorry to hear about your problems functioning adequately in the community.
    Now that I know about your difficulties I am sorry that I was so sharp with you about reading food labels. I hope that the 'assistance' at the assisted living will include helping you with your dietary aims.

    Best of luck to you,
    Ian
     
  18. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've also been victim to a whole array of abusive relationships owing to gullibility in believing every tom, **** and harry who says they're my friends. I've been shouted at and sworn at, too. My financial corporate appointee says I'm completely incapable of looking after my own money, too and have been very badly financially abused. I'm at the lower functioning end of the autism spectrum, you see, although I do have some, but somewhat limited skills.
     
  19. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all , not a lot has happened since my last post . Just waiting now for Rons hospital appointment. Transport has been booked so no messing with busses. Yesterday Ron went for a nap as he’s still not sleeping right , when he woke his fingers were in a claw formation that’s not happened for a while and also in bed last night he had a bit of leg spasm not much he says but annoying none the less . Rons mum has been in hospital for an operation hopefully now all the cancer has gone . Hope everyone is doing ok and keeping hydrated in the hot weather. Talk soon . Xxx
     
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  20. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a very high blood glucose reading this morning after a BBQ chicken deep pan pizza of 28.3 mmol. I've just taken my Lixisenatide injection and 1 g of metformin.
     
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