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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. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
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  2. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's about right...Charlie is a dream at the vets & at home putting creams on and wearing his little jacket...but Lola...just don't cross her unless wearing a hazard suit!
     
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  3. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Blue skies in Cumbria today, I will be up late this am.

    Sorry, I am going to have a moan today.

    I have a rotten debilitating disease which affects breathing when its in its end stage.

    I have to take an aldosterone blocker amongst other things.

    At the moment I have metabolic alkalosis caused by an adrenal adenoma producing c.20x the normal amount of aldosterone causing me lose potassium etc etc.

    This results in my blood being alkaline.
    Since the kidneys cannot compensate my body thinks I need to retain co2 and my respiration is very low to retain co2 to make my blood more acid.

    But I need more oxygen, but the ph of my blood takes precedence, therefore I have the sensation of needing to force my breathing to get more air, particularly at night, when my blood oxygen drops to 92%.

    Hence I don't get much sleep and feel rubbish sometimes.
    I will have to take more drugs and feel rubbish in a different way. :)

    The only solution will be to get this 30mm tumour out when the pandemics over, if they will do it.


    The better half worries a lot, that is probably the worst thing.

    Thanks for listening.
    Hope you all have good day.
    D.
     
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  4. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I intended to merely lurk today but that post moved me to comment - in a good way. There was absolutely no moan just a measured account of your condition and the collateral damage caused by the monumental mismanagement (charitable interpretation; Nov 3 and the fallout is pivotal for us all) of COVID and most other issues. I am certain that which was left unsaid regarding the problems you face and the love and concern of your God Lady exceeds my understanding. God bless and preserve you both and in saying so I care not who takes offence.
     
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  5. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning and 6 for me today.

    I have just noticed a thinner coat of paint on the ceiling of my landing right above the stair well :banghead: the joys of decorating and so ladders out and the whole ceiling to be given another coat, patching never seems to work, so that's my morning sorted. :(

    Keep safe.
     
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  6. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's not a moan that's an honest expression of how you are feeling made worse by the uncertainty of these Covid times. I can only offer kind thoughts and virtual hugs but I do so with sincerity.
     
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  7. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    18.09 2020
    7.50am FBG 6.3
    Cat wrestling with a large pink towel and only one set of hands produced a mostly successful result.
    Cat had been co-operative about eardrops every two days, even though this has gone on for over two months now. Before lunch I sit on the doorstep and open the drops, cat comes out to see what i am doing (he volunteers) I place him between my legs, rear end against the step and cross them under his chin. Get hold of ear, drops, massage, other ear the same. Uncross legs and he climbs out, immediately returns to kitchen for lunch. I wonder about his memory? Seemed to be a surprise every time.
    But now. Twice a day, with more drops (3-5) he obviously knows what is coming, and has started resisting. One good thing though, he bears no resentment. Happy to be petted immediately afterwards.
    Tonight might try method recommended by @gennepher : grab a sleeping cat!
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is not a moan @lindisfel
    This is a thread to support people through anything and everything.
    Write as much as you want on here.
    Hugs for you both
     
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  9. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Well that’s not a moan. Just an account of what’s going on in your life. Thank you for sharing and big hug to your better half.
     
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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    big hugs to you and better half lindisfel xx
     
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  11. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best Wishes and a hope for a swift intervention on the part of the medical profession.

    Who supports the carer? Sometimes they need support.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and all who celebrate waking up this morning, even if it was late like me and me's.

    A 6.4 this morning

    Rumour has it that that to allow for the rule of 6 some Christmas carols might have to be altered, how I know not.
    Mrs J has dictated that I have to get orf my bottom and do things, being helpful Mrs J has written a list.
    I better get started if I want to see tomorrow.

    Have a great day.
     
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  13. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7;9 the last couple of days ...doing loads of exercise ( walking and climbing countless steps and hills in Edinburgh ) but being counter productive by eating everything carb related
     
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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My painting for today...a swan...
    In ZenBrush2

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  15. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Lovely swan. He/she looks a bit miffed about something. I like the chosen background.
    I have just cut down one of my brushes to see if I can use it for stippling and such like.

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  16. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This painting is to celebrate my two aunties that actually encouraged me in art and literature when I was a child with polio. I'm sure they'd enjoy the joke...

    Anty June and Great Anty May :)

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  17. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Great art and noble of you to name check your anties.
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Smashing piece of art, your ants would be rolling in the isles but appreciating the skill
     
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  19. geefull

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

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    good afternoon all :)

    4.5 yesterday and 4.5 today

    volunteering for a couple of hours yesterday then spent the evening cooking the multiple packs of minced steak we bought on Wednesday ready for the freezer :) Been out in the garden with the weedkiller this afternoon whilst it's warm and dry ;)

    I thought it was a bit of a job getting a dog to take tablets, I now see that a cat wins hands down :hilarious:

    @lindisfel - internet hugs of support to you and to mrs L, hope the medics can move forward for you.

    @gennepher - I love the dock/river plein air, those pylons make a pleasing visual pattern, the suspension bridge is a very strong graphic image and your swan has a haughty air, quite cross and regal :D

    @JohnEGreen - I find your abstract pic pleasing, very good first go :)

    @dunelm - I like your lilypad and frog, very fluid technique :) and I'm amazed by the foliage rendition on the branch and, once again, you have produced a strong and pleasing composition.
    Interesting idea, cutting down a brush, and your 'live' picture shows your strong stroke work well :joyful:

    @Alien Aspie - great rendition of Jodrell Bank, particularly the dishes which are very well placed and solid in their landscape, I've only ever seen it from a distance and always wanted to go visit there :)
    That's a fun pic today and a nice tribute to A(u)nts :)

    @Muddy Cyclist - kudos for branching out into other media, both wax sketches are interesting but I especially like the landscape. I used to have a brass rubbing of a knight I did when I was a student but that's the nearest I've got to using wax, although a neighbours' daughter makes encaustic 'paintings' using wax and an iron.


    Art bits -
    art working not back to daily level but I'm trying to do some regularly.

    two days worth coming up :)
    no 1 - another shot at a 'zen' painting, trying out strokes with one of my new brushes,
    upload_2020-9-18_16-38-10.jpeg

    no 2 - as I promised (or threatened :hilarious:), more waves ;)
    as far as I remember this was based on a photo seen online.
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  20. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you for your kind comments. Hooray for the new avatar!
    Lovely blossom with well made branches. Wonderful rolling waves on your sea, clouds rolling in, anticipation of rain. Great stuff.
     
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