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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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    I had a minicom about 30 years ago, and problems were always at the other end. Then I tried again early 2000's, and again problems the other end and data protection problems because I was dealing with an intermediary. I just gave up with it.

    I do not have a landline now anyway.

    Thanks.

    Edit: I don't see why they cannot deal with text on the mobile. Other medical or hospital departments do. Not all of them, but some do.
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @DJC3 I've just been watching Miranda Hart doing dressage on YouTube. :D
    From there I linked to Colin Firth talking about getting stuck in the window wearing only his undies and fluffy animal slippers. ...


    So thank you for the much-needed laughter. :)
     
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  3. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Night night from me and him (who is sitting on my lap in bed, and is much improved to what he was, and is eating better now.)

    Sweet dreams everyone x
     
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  4. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I thought things like minicoms were probably old school but know it used to be available at the Uni where I worked if students requested it. Like you, I cannot see why they cannot deal with text on your mobile, seems very short sighted of them particularly as they are discriminating against you. Presume you have had a word with the practice manager about this? I had a similar problem with a company who were insisting on a mobile phone number reference except I don't use a mobile as I cannot hear people on the other end of the call because of my own hearing issues. They adjusted the information on my file so a mobile number is no longer a requisite.
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Sleep tight and sweet dreams. So glad Popeye is doing better. :)
     
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  6. Krystyna23040

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

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    So pleased that Popeye is feeling a lot better this evening.
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have had a word with the practice manager. But they say their mobile is just for sending messages out eg appointment reminders, but not for receiving any messages.

    So, I have always ended up having to physically go in to sort anything. I have made a fuss about it, used a patient's advocate etc then my GP left under a cloud etc and we now have a pool of doctors under the NHS and no actual GP running the surgery.

    I have given up.
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @SaskiaKC
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Krystyna23040
     
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  10. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cuomo SO impressive.

    check from 3:10mins.



    for me..i say be respectful.
    sit and watch it all.

    this man KNOWS
    this man FEELS,
    he knows and say's
    exactly what he is talking about.
    blood,, sweat and tears..Bravo

    America is SO lucky to have people like this..

    #prayforamerica
     
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  11. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i had a whatsapp (good friend, could not verify..but she is trying)
    BUT it does match the earlier posts re bbc

    possibly outdoor exercise might be curtailed this week
    and we MAY be going down the french route or needing documentations
    to leave home.

    can i say it's true ?
    No

    is it likely possibly
    the hit is coming earleir then they expected.
    ( see previous posts )

    i say, IF you need to visit , do things outside your home, do them early.
    BUY what ya need early, stock up NOW.

    fake news , panic..maybe.
    so take with a pinch of salt.

    not been impressed as many might spot by the 'experts' so far.

    so for me this gets as much credence as the propaganda show that has got us here

    with no PPE in every locations and nurses wearing bin bags for protections and the BOJO who was shaking hand,
    while telling us to self isolate and the Scottish CMO doing similar while popping across towns to visit her 2nd home while happily infecting all and sundry..
    so not convinced they have a CLUE what they are doing.

    BE the sheep or think for ourselves.
    WE are on OUR own,

    Those who THINK stand a good chance
    Those who think they have our best interests
    At heart... Good luck





    but what if it's real.?
    better to be prepared, i say.
    look stupid or risk yours and OUR lives.

    doesn't seem a fair risk imho

    Hug away...But do at least THINK.. what if..?
     
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  12. Debandez

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

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    @Muddy Cyclist while I remember. My daughter told me Zoom was £10 for the month! Was £11.99 but she got a coupon off the Internet. It is worth its weight in gold.
     
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  13. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I had never heard of Zoom until last night, when I happened to see a news story about it. The story was about its lack of security and users' privacy. I Googled some online articles about it.
    Are you sure it is providing you end-to-end encryption?
     
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  14. PenguinMum

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    @jjraak I do not think we have anything like the resources to police the “French route” even if they only do it in the big cities, London would be hard enough. I think we are seriously under resourced on just about everything and now we have a rudderless ship. We are staying in for the foreseeable and just hope we dont get ill with anything else. Its getting light here, the birds are getting up and the owls are still calling to each other. Snall pleasures to be grateful for. Stay safe young JJ.
     
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    Goodnight @SaskiaKC and the KC, sweet dreams and quality sleep.
     
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. Whilst I am not unhappy about using Zoom other members of music groups we are involved in are for the reason @SaskiaKC mentioned and so we are not useing it, a shame really. So rehearsing to computer generated sound files, they sound a little like the noise a barrel organ makes, not the same as feeling the music from the other group members.
     
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning and 6.2 today.

    Splitting headache so short visits.

    Take care.
     
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  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes I found quite a few! I’d no idea it was such a thing. Completely bonkers.
    I got sidetracked then into watching actual dressage, quite incredible, did you ever do it when you were riding?
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    And thank you Saskia - you started me laughing by cantering down the hall.
     
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  20. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning and all's well :)

    I shall be away for a while, need to self isolate my mind as there's far too much going on for my autistic brain, going into logic isolation with my aspie colleagues. Stay safe ;)

    Just to add re. Zoom security:

    While there is always a potential for third parties to monitor information it should be viewed in perspective. The issues with Zoom are related to corporate conferencing where sensitive information that could benefit rivals or give an edge to unscrupulous people and not to where Billy is chatting to grandma. Whilst we like to think we are important to the world of cyber terrorism we are generally not. Common sense applies, don't share with a third party what you don't want the public to see, but for simply staying in touch with friends and loved ones there is no problem. The concept that end to end encryption will protect you is usually false unless it is multilayered using VPNs etc and even then, a dedicated hacking team will open that tunnel pretty quickly.

    This forum is a wide-open data stream that you use daily to chat about life, no encryption, no protection at all and all posts searchable by non-members ;)
     
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