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

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

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Have you booked you weekend visit to Dublin in Aug yet?
     
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  2. PenguinMum

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    Not yet am waiting for him to chech his diary but he left his phone in an Uber last Fri night and dont think he has it back yet if he ever will. I hope that will learn him!
     
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    Good luck with your check up tomorrow.
     
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  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Haha maybe, but probably not. I lose stuff all the time and I never learn.
     
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    So ... you want 3% of us to come over and shout and scream at the cats in your garden?

    What might also work is for you to order all those items on your list and then get us over there filming a move with a plot based on those props. :D

    I wish more than 3% of us could meet up in Bristol and hang out in between our various interviews at the university ...
     
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  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @alf_Josiah hope all goes well for you tomorrow. Do you get the results of your checks/ tests immediately?
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ADBF26BB-0EED-4C7D-989C-277D733F0DE8.jpeg I am completely knackered...

    I had an appointment at the eye hospital today. Lots of travelling. Took all day. Clinic was very behind. The morning clinic had over run badly. I was afternoon clinic. But they promised they would see everyone no matter how badly it over ran into the evening...

    It was far too hot in the eye hospital. Airless. Nurses and staff were trying to find fans, but they couldn’t. Some people got upset because of the waiting and heat. They didn’t make a fuss or anything, but some looked like they were going to peg out in the heat. And partners or friends were getting water and stuff....

    I had to take extra inhalers because my breathing was hard to do in that airlessness. A guy in a wheelchair next to me kept saying he had been on dialysis since 5 this morning (I think he said), and he didn’t feel very well in this heat. He was on his own. I got a nurse to look at him. She was going to try and get him through it quicker, but there were so many really sick looking people there today. It was upsetting to me to see so many really sick people there in the eye clinic. It has never been like this before.

    There were people in wheelchairs with leg amputations, foot amputations, toe amputations. This is a diabetic eye clinic as well. So I am assuming they were diabetics. The guy with all his toes amputated was chomping through packets of crisps and eating sandwiches bought in the hospital and drinking a diet drink. He wasn’t very communicative and looked a bit befuddled and mithered the nurses a bit, but they kept telling him he had to wait like everyone else. There was an elderly husband (I assume) tending to his sick wife. She was very frail. They looked like they had made their own way to the hospital. He was cradling her head. She wanted to leave.

    I have been in that eye hospital on hot days before, but today was the worst. The nurses and staff were struggling badly themselves.

    Anyway, the doctor came out to get me. Checked my eyes over. Did tests etc. My eyes are good. He is pleased with them. The laser procedure has worked well. Pressure in the eyes is normal. The surface of my eyes are dry and are rough and damaged a bit, despite me using plenty of eyedrops etc. So, he has given me a different eyedrop which is like putting Vaseline into my eyes. Not pleasant but has to be done.

    So the laser procedure went well, and I see them again in a year’ time.

    When I came out of the hospital there were quite a few patients in wheelchairs outside smoking. They are not allowed to smoke but they do. So I have to go through a fug of smoke which hurts my chest as I leave the hospital. They were all amputees. Either a foot, or below the knee, or above the knee. Were they all diabetics? I have never ever seen this many amputees at any one moment of time. It was scary.

    I was totally exhausted when I got home. I just made a ginger and lemon tea and got into bed with a caterwauling cat because I had left him all day on his own...

    So here are pics of a purring cat very glad to see me...
     
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  8. HarryBeau

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    OUCH!
     
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  9. gennepher

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    I usually end up being the lone voice, other people are scared to come forwards.
    I need a patient's advocate for this one, because there was a bit more than I revealed on here.
    I have used a patient's advocate some years before for another complaint...
    >^..^<
     
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  10. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an exhausting emotive day gennepher...isn't it good to get home:)
     
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  11. HarryBeau

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    Good idea it does need to be addressed.
     
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  12. gennepher

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    I was allowed no input at all.

    It was a horrible hot day in the hospital, but it was a good eye appointment for me. It went well. I have written a longer version.
    Thank you.

    >^..^<
     
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  13. gennepher

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    I will go down that road.. I need a patient's advocate first...

    I did my best to show him latest research, but he didn't want to know. I went off track a few times on my low carb diet because of him.

    He is the only one for this area as far as I know. But I am done with dieticians now.i never want to see another one again.

    >^..^<
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Krystyna23040
    The eye doctor appointment itself went well.
    It was very professional.
    The laser procedure was a success.

    >^..^<
     
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    @gennepher that sounds like a very difficult and exhausting day. I am so glad your report was so good. It must have been terribly upsetting to see so many amputees and people in poor health. I can only congratulate you for being so strong and doing the best for yourself. Hope you and Popeye have a restful night.
     
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    Thank you @Viv19
    He was still giving out diet information that was printed initially, on the web, in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He wasn't giving out anything that was printed recently.

    The eye specialist was good today. I got a decent guy. But I had been very anxious. So the laser procedure had gone well.

    >^..^<
     
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    Thank you @PenguinMum
    The eye clinic appointment went well for me, the doc was very good.
    But that dietician does need dealing with. But I do need an advocate to help me.

    Have a good night's sleep tonight for your second injection tomorrow.
    Hope all goes well.
    Take care
    >^..^<
     
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    Thank you @PenguinMum
    I appreciate your good wishes for me and Popeye.

    You take care for tomorrow.
    Have a restful sleep as well.

    >^..^<
     
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    It is blooming brilliant to get home and into my bed @Bubbsie
    Cat has missed me badly today...
    I might even stay in bed tomorrow....

    >^..^<
     
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  20. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes in the clinic. I had the blood tests done 3 weeks ago, time for the results to get entered into system.
    Thanks all for the best wishes.
     
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