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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes it is!!!
    Thank you @dunelm
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    There is nothing worse than trying to get meds in a cat @SlimLizzy
    You have just reminded me I should have given moggy here a tablet..
    Hope you are still in one piece.
    Take care.
     
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  3. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, John, for sharing your son's thoughts with us.
     
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  4. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi gennepher and Sl,
    Its a long time ago, but we wrapped our Sooty in a towel, legs and all, opened his jaws with one hand, one finger at each hinge, holding his mouth up, dropped the medication at the back of his throat, held his mouth shut and massaged his throat until he had to swallow, making sure it really had gone down.
    But you must know all that.
    They always know if you put it their feed.:)

    A very clever cat.
    You couldn't leave him in the living room of mother's council house and go out!
    I can see him now after over 60 years putting his head under the door window curved handle and opening the window to get out and go mousing
    D.
     
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  5. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hug for the hassle, but a WIN for the effort
    ..and caring enough to try..:)
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    The checklist worked. The hall iin Norwich s sanitised, lights turned off, and all windows and doors locked. I can now relax - knowing that I haven't forgotten anything.
     
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  7. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's the method we used with our cats, always more than one towel though. His brother however just let you give it to him with no bother.
     
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  8. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lovely words, thanks for sharing.
     
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  9. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about you being in a mood. Influenced a fine bit of digital art though. Feels a bit surrealistic but not in a dark sort of way.
     
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  10. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Evening all.

    Home at silly am this morning.

    No fbg..

    Holiday marvellous.

    for those getting older of with elderly relatives considering where to go.
    Turunc turkey recommended.
    one small town, all flat, easy to get around and Madge mobiles everywhere for rent
    2+3 seaters if needed..
    and WAY cheaper then European resorts

    we didn't but still had great time
    good mix of ages but more 40's to 80's
    then 18-30's, if i am honest.

    said enough about hols..will i return.?
    in a shot given the chance..

    only quibble was the flights.
    as said a little gaggle , big n brave on the flight but too sensitive to wear a mask.
    same crowd on return home obeying when they know they'll get fined,
    but inside boarding area, masks off, airline people said nothing.
    not seen anyone queried as to reason they can't wear one.

    Turkey was a solid policy, wear mask.
    in street
    take off at bar / restaurant and on sunbed

    so we wore masks, but saw police patrol and tell many to mask up
    saw none seeming to provided medical reasons why they couldn't, masked up meekly
    police watched for a good while as they left.

    next day over 100 got fined £90 each, there and then for not wearing.

    Carrot at first followed by BIG stick is all that works with many.

    back on plane same fools did the arrogant march through plane, glancing at all the mugs thinking of others.
    airline staff said nothing

    ( and i'd add in the messages re socially distancing on the flight...haha.
    NO chance

    too many are just herd animals, the stand up and get the cases down asap and stand in the aisles,
    a foot away for everyone, is i can categorically say ALIVE and well )

    Same in Stansted, quite amazing how many have a valid medical reason not to wear one...
    ...when they now they won't get a big fine or even asked why..

    anyways...

    holiday over
    now on Plague island
    until next escape.

    "Back to life,
    back to reality...:singing: "

    enjoy the new day.

    The final 2020 curtain call for Plague Runners..(maybe..;) )
     
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  11. Muddy Cyclist

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    Been another day that time played with laughing at my efforts to use it well. Some times I could murder time.
    Found a tin of old Brass Rubbing Wax, we spent many hours in cold churches back in the 1970s rubbing brasses which are now all in the loft. The pieces are quite large and very hard so I used them flat adding pressure to produce a couple of quick doodles, it was fun, not serious, so here they be both A4 and the tree one does have the piece of wax used in bottom right hand corner...
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  12. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome home to the isle of confusion, mayhem and frustration. You certainly seem to have had a good time.
     
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  13. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    short tale, probably said before.

    our cat belles,
    not well.
    off to vets
    vet treats all good.

    vet wants to clip nails.
    i say ok yes please...
    cat say no.

    vet covers cat in towel
    cat says No.

    vet asked me to hold cat in towel while she holds cat.
    cat says NO

    Vet brings in assistant.. we all hold cat in towels.
    Cat so NOO

    vet put mask on cat,
    Now looks like a cross between hannibal lector and a feline superhero,
    in its fetching towelled cape

    the 3 of us hold cat in towels, vet tries best
    cat says NOOOOOO.

    Vet gives up.
    we all go home with most of our limbs.

    I'm cut to pieces,, still have the scars
    vets are in shock.. suggest anaesthetic next time.
    (not sure they mean for cat either)

    Once home, Cat smugly licks itself and gives me that "whats for dinner, Pops" look.


    Good luck all feeding anything a cat doesn't want to eat.

    you'll need it

    ..and decent THICK, ...no..... really THICK Gloves.
     
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  14. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    yes, we did very much, indeed.
    suitably refreshed for more lies and mayhem

    just trying to reset my jet lagged body to third world standards once more...;)

    hope the healing's continuing apace.

    Nice to see the examples of other styles, too.:)
     
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  15. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Welcome back to the land of the bewildered and the rise of the precious.
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Nice doodles and an interesting use of materials
     
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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @lindisfel
    Popeye is disdainful if you put meds in food. He won’t eat.
    I wrap him in swaddling clothes now i.e. I need my bed quilt (a towel is not thick enough). His pupils are wider if he is still holding that tablet in his mouth a few minutes later ready to spit out. Once his pupils have gone back to normal I know he has swallowed that tablet...

    Popeye can open door handles no problem, so I changed the fittings to ball catch, so now he can’t.

    Like your Sooty, Popeye could open any wooden window. He has not forgotten he did that. I’ve lived here around 20 years now and the windows are the uvpc (or whatever it is called), the plastic windows, and so the catch is different in that I can lock it in the groove (with a key) He is still trying to open them and spends ages examining them trying to figure out the workings...

    Cats are very wiley creatures aren’t they!
    :)
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from nothing but grey skies, hopefully not all day long, here in the dark and dangerous north

    The wonder wheel of lemon and rosemary chicken and some “mash” made of cauliflower and broccoli came in at 4.8 this am

    Tree trimming has started. Well according to Mrs Miggins. First in the barbers chair was a bay tree followed by the pear tree. I stood at a safe distance, well beyond government guidelines and only gave advice when I realised that Mrs Miggins had seemingly forgotten that the loppers extend. Video chat with my mother who has been put in charge of a neighbours keys while they are on holiday and instructions to use the swimming pool in their secluded garden. Dad has been bagging up both green and purple figs to give to friends - they already have a freezer full.
    Lottery win - £10 from Macmillan Cancer Information Lottery - probably cost me a packet but it’s only a quid a month.

    Drawing today on Zen Brush 2 of a tree branch hanging about in the park. The sun - well you have to have a sun every now and again. Hope everyone has a marvellous Friday. Time for koffy.
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  19. karen8967

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    5.4 for me have a good day everyone FB_IMG_1584048610937.jpg
     
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  20. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you @Muddy Cyclist
    I am very aware that my current state of mind can affect my painting work. It was an unexpected letter in the mail that caused intense frustration and annoyance (the usual of no contact details I can use i.e. it was telephone call only to deal with an urgent matter. Which is no use to me with being deaf. I had to get the help of an internet friend to phone for me).
    I would be completely stuck if it were not for my internet friends. Prior Covid I could drive somewhere to get someone to ring for me.
    So, I suppose that painting was me wanting to break free.
     
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