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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. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much @trick60
     
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  2. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So today's very quick watercolour sketch, inspired by this evenings 1 hour exercise with dog and Mrs MC. WAtercolour, wax crayon resist, very quick 8 minutes. Music calls so could not spend longer today...
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant. Well worth the time spent, you need a digital gallery.
     
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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love the wax crayon resist @Muddy Cyclist
    Brilliant!
     
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  5. geefull

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

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    good evening all :)

    was 4.4 today

    thank you @Muddy Cyclist for the kind comment and for all the encouragement to post artwork and I loved the 'sisters' video @ianpspurs :)

    don't know whether someone has already posted this in for 'sisters', I had a friend at school who listened to this artist often during lunch breaks


    today's catch up art post - this is the first watercolour of flowers I did, cheap watercolour paint box I bought from ebay and biro, on craft card from homebargains. Don't think I've quite got the hang of resizing these images though :sorry:
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    hope your day is treating you well :)
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for the compliment @Muddy Cyclist

    I will have to explore digital gallery apps....
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful @geefull

    It works very well. A wonderful painting of flowers. Very delicate.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers all for the sisters links.. Much enjoyed

    For me.. not the best example, prefer the first film... But it just seemed the most appropriate right now.
    Young, old, us all coming together in a large group..
    Yes please..



    Fbg 6.0
    Temp 35.8
    All good in da hood.
     
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  9. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well painted, I always find flowers so difficult, keep it up.

    Oh, and great Sister link, always loved LC.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love that song, although I am more familiar with Dion's rendition - seriously sends shivers down my spine - Thank you.

    Very impressed with your artwork too. We are really spoiled on this thread so much talent.
     
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  11. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @gennepher and @Muddy Cyclist for the amazing art and though I will continue to look in and appreciate it I feel the heart has gone out of our friendly thread so for the time being will just be posting my FBG on another thread. Best wishes to All.
     
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  12. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much @Krystyna23040 for the considered reply.

    what an awful event for you and your family..so sorry for the loss.

    I hope my sloppy use as an example didn't bring you more sadness.

    But as you point out, the fact of how dangerous this can be to those attending, IS the entire point about the saving the NHS.

    those 3 little words, are the systems, hospitals and beds for sure

    but it's greatest asset has ALWAYS been the staff.

    and we seem to be badly letting them done, Right now.

    nhs heroes.jpg

    Not all heroes wear capes....


    Some don't even wear masks......[​IMG]
     
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  13. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Gave a hug for your post PM, I think we are all a bit on edge at the moment and it reflects on the thread, I wish I could say something to change your mind, except you'll be missed.
     
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  14. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @trick60 and I really care about you all and your families .
     
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  15. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Doing the rounds
    Might be spam, but sharing just in case
    It's not........( Looks kosher)

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  16. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @PenguinMum
    You will be missed.
    Please look in as often as you feel able to.
    These are traumatic troubled times.
    I hope you will return.
    Hugs for you x
     
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    Oh dear @PenguinMum thats very sad, difficult times all around needs good people to pull together, I truly hope you can reconsider as I for one will miss you along with many others. I wish you all the best through this crisis.
     
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  18. Krystyna23040

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

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    There is no need to apologise as I don't think it was sloppy use of an example. You were making a very valid point which I totally agree with.

    I do think that some people are still not taking it seriously. I was admonished today for being too obsessive by a fellow dog walker because I used some kitchen towel to open the poo bin so I didn't touch the handle.

    This was the same dog walker who let their dog run around the park when it had a gastric virus infecting other dogs - including our old Labrador Archie.
     
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  19. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear that you will not be posting here for the present. I have enjoyed your posts so much. Best wishes - C.
     
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  20. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    Took me a while to get back here as I've trying to resolve what appears to be friction within our thread. Of course, I have no power here and just because I started the thread does not mean I have any control over it, so what I'm about to say is simply a request.

    We all came together here to share our sociability and comradery, for me, it was a powerful move as I am not generally known for being social. I personally enjoy every word of the stories you all share, not just the good times but the bad times too because I see how you all pull together.

    None of us could have predicted the advent of this horrible virus and the trauma it is putting many through. I accept we all deal with it differently and that we have our reasons for doing so. The thing is, on a mental level we may not be releasing the stress or pain because we feel so helpless in the face of something so wicked. I understand that truly I do.

    However, the current situation on this thread is causing hurt, hurt to people we care for and have nurtured for nearly a year. I would like that hurt to stop.

    Here is my proposal, as I said, I cannot enforce anything here as I am just a poster like you.

    There already exists another thread discussing covid-19, here is the link
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/covid-non-diabetes-related.172793/

    May I suggest that those people who wish to be updated or themselves update information post there and yes, I include myself in that as I have been guilty of derailing the thread. Now, it's not much to ask, but it might just return this thread to the caring, compassionate, and funny thread it was.

    I'm more than happy to hear your views on it, by private message if you wish. I will be following my own advice effective immediately.

    Hugs to you all :)
     
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