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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Very interesting info. Thank you for posting it.
    Considering how much smokers cough, and that @Muddy Cyclist 's "neighbors" are talking, I'm glad MC is thinking of asking his local councilor to do something about them.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like my post has been superseded by @OldButBolds more thorough research. Thank you OBB.
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I agree.
    Commercial TV here is showing similar ads. :banghead:
     
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    #22043 SaskiaKC, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All
    Well I found myself in a hospital and a pharmacy today a very long way from home. Friend woke up with badly oozing wound so after a few phone calls and packing a food bag we set off for the 4 hour round trip. As suspected slight infection and antibiotics prescribed along with stash of paracetemol and codeine. Then I was dropped in the middle of Hastings to go to Boots where I waited 20 mins for meds. They were policing the door and only allowing a few people in at a time and it was a big shop. Clutching my Dettox wipes I watched as the pharmacist blew his nose into a tissue binned it and made no effort to wash or sanitise his hands, carried on dispensing meds. Maybe I should have said something but he was a very unfriendly fella. While I was paying contactless he pushed the hand sanitiser on the counter but it was too late for me. Back home and all exhausted. Cooking turkey crown and sprouts for later. Need prayers, we are back there in a week.
     
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  5. geefull

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

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    good afternoon all :)

    was 4.6 this morning

    hope your day is treating you kindly :)
     
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  6. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Prayers and hugs. :)
     
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  7. DJC3

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    Thanks for this, one of my daughters has recently been diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum, and a lot of things now are falling into place for her ( and me ) I will show her this and I’m sure it will help.
     
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  10. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh dear! Someone forgot to cancel the ad.
     
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  11. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh goodness what a worrying and stressful day for you all. Glad you got paracetamol on prescription though, and I hope the antibiotics kick in very soon. Terrible actions by the pharmacist, even though he was probably highly stressed there’s no excuse for the appalling lack of procedure. Lots of love and hugs coming your way.
     
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  12. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I am lost for words - you would not expect a pharmacist to behave like that.
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Loads of hugs for you @PenguinMum
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Actually I wasn't lost for words - it was just that they weren't the sort of words you could post on this forum.
     
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  15. gennepher

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    I was in the garden working in the sun today. That was good, but came in to do a collaboration with someone, and immediately brain went into overload and flatlined... I can't watch YouTube because the little wheel just goes round and round and round...

    I will try and do my digital painting now. ..
     
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    Thanks and to @DJC3 @SaskiaKC and @gennepher. it was surreal and he was standing right next to the sink at the time. I really should have told him, bad on me, I am ashamed. I am not going to have fisty cuffs in the supermarket, not planning to go there, but health “ professional” doing that I need to up my game. I have needed distraction of videos of son’s 8 week old new kitten and tonight’s Turkey & Sprout dinner!
     
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    I think we need the distraction too... Got any cute pictures?
     
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  18. gennepher

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    Don't be ashamed of yourself @PenguinMum
    Sometimes you have to be wise to the situation and everything around it.
    I agree it was bad, very bad, but you do not want to start a volatile situation when there are others around you who are also waiting in that surreal situation.
    Be kind to yourself.
    Hugs x
     
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  19. gennepher

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    My digital art painting for today.
    I was okay most of the day, then went in a 'funny' weird mood earlier.
    Cat Popeye has been strange all day today, as though he is picking something up.
    I couldn't shake my weird feeling/mood, and so have been working on this digital painting in SketchClubApp and putting it through Snapseed App, then working and drawing and blending in SketchClub, then Snapseed, and back and forth until I got this result. It has taken me a couple of hours. But finally I think I have calmed down to be able to go to sleep now.
    The ravens have been flying over all day making a horrible noise, and then walking in the road as though they own it...scary...


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    Edit at 3am: This digital painting is inspired by a small pot holder I have...it is an angel face half covered with moss, and she makes me think of the Borg, as though she has been assimilated into the Collective.
     
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  20. PenguinMum

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    Thanks gennepher hugs gladly accepted, back at you. I think when I sleep I will feel restored.
     
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