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Wear a bracelet that says you have diabetes!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by TheBigNewt, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. leking

    leking Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can't "fight through" a hypo! It's not like a headache lol
     
  2. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Jeesh, you guys are missing the obvious solution on the T1 emergency identification front....deely boppers with T1 printed on the fluffy bits...

    Sorry, I'll get me coat...
     
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  3. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5 months new T1 and I haven't worn anything thinking "Yey" I'm OK" but if I go funny and end up on the floor, the onlookers don't know why so form of ID is the best form of best self help
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My surgery and Boots have leaflets showing different types of bracelets and where to get them. Look on Amazon or Ebay.
     
  6. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I hope your spirit is higher today. Interesting NoKindOfSusie about how we feel when we find we've got diabetes.Obviously not 6 in your case. To be honest though, it doesn't matter when you become diabetic, it's still a life rocking moment. I can't hide from my body and what all the silly immune stuff is doing but I can make sure I have a brilliant life, enjoy everything and have little tags that tell others that this little smart arse lady is not for putting down. I'm hoping my bracelet arrives soon. I loathe and detest with a vengence that I have diabetes and that's why I'm going to do lots of positive good stuff to kick the heck out of it. Positive thinking makes postive feeling and it works
     
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    Jc3131 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's my hair ripping bracelet. Fully engraved with my details on. Covered with lovely bit of kitchen roll.
     
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  8. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yet again you amaze.
    I thought the knowledge with the Bluetooth xdrip + , connected to whatever it's connected to was amazing.
    But now you sling in........deely boppers..........yes I had to google deely boppers.
    You're a mine of information.
    Yet again you've given me previously unknown knowledge.:):):)
     
  9. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There's another way of looking at it, Sue. It might sound a bit hippyish, but I can assure you I'm not a Grauniad reading tree hugger.

    My take on it is that a part of my body hasn't worked out that well, so I need to help it, me, in much the same way I'd help my nephew when he falls off his bike.

    That way, I feel that I'm not fighting an enemy when I'm coaxing bg back into range, I'm just co-operating with a thing I know can be unpredictable at times but is essentially part of me now. There's no point in fighting myself. There are ways of co-operating with it.
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    When I first read @Scott-C 's post I thought ah well, let it go, never mind that I'm Dutch and don't know what deely boppers are. After your answer I thought what the heck, I'll google. You should have warned me. Now my keyboard is all sticky with my spit out drink. Thanks. Luckily my drink was cheap and my keyboard came from the thrift store. Where do I get insulin dependent deely boppers? I so need those in my life!
     
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  11. lindijanice

    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey NoKindofSusie, keep posting!! You are full of angst and for good reason - same reason we all here on the Forum have.....we have diabetes which equates to a "broken" body that can't fix itself without some kind of intervention. It sucks but it is reality. We tell everyone to rant away and that it is safe to do so here.....I say to everyone, give Susie a break!! Be non-judgmental!! Susie is not looking for advise right now, just needs to sound off. (At least that is what it seems like, right Susie?) Go for it Susie and I promise one day you will begin to see a tiny bit of hope and happiness. Blessings/L
     
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  12. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Very true, especially since diabetics are more likely to have other medical conditions.

    I have postural hypotension, and my blood pressure is on the lower end of normal. Quite a few times I've been walking around the house only to find myself flat on the floor the next second. Luckily my mum didn't give me glucagon since she correctly decided my blood pressure had dropped - I went from walking and talking perfectly normally one second to unconscious on the ground the next, and she concluded that it couldn't possibly be low blood sugar.
     
  13. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you reported her: bullying, dangerous, nasty! I know every good story has an element of reconstruction but recognise a little of the knowall in that character.
     
  14. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I have seen the future...Fiasp, cgm, artificial pancreases, they're all over-rated, we just need deely boppers with T1 printed on them!

    Maybe this would do as a stop gap till research money comes in...

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  15. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Scott-C .
    This is amazing.
    First thing this morning decided to walk to my local Claire's Accessories ( 7 miles each way ) and purchase some deely boppers.
    Got some lovely ones, hard to make a choice so purchased 10 pairs for just £11.50.
    Was so thrilled I decided to wear a pair for the walk home ( purple butterflies ).
    During the walk home, cars and lorries kept sounding their horns and the drivers shouting things at me. Amazingly when I checked my BS levels I was 3.1, this obviously explains why so many people were trying to attract my attention.
    It's deely boppers all the way from now on.;);););)
     
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  16. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It works, it works!
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Making them could be a lucrative sideline for me! Will have to adjourn to the pub to think up marketing slogans: "Ya won't drop if ya deely bop!" "Stop the drop with deely bop."
     
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  18. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen these but never heard the name of them before...thanks for the laugh ;)
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am T2 diet controlled, so in this thread I am a member of the general public. If I see someone with hypo symptoms and they are confirmed by their bracelet as a T1 what should I do?
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Unconscious? Ring an ambulance and let them know about the tag, semi conscious? Ring an ambulance the same, then ask them if they've glucose on them if you can get any sense out of them :) help them drink a fruit juice/can of pop/eat glucose/jelly babies and try and keep them sat down :)

    I have heard they can be awkward though :oops: :rolleyes: :banghead:
     
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