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

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

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  2. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  3. 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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  4. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OUCH!
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  6. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie 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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  7. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  10. gennepher

    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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  11. PenguinMum

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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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  12. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  15. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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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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  16. 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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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Like you, @dunelm I have made the back garden pretty much cat proof from stray cats. But my back garden does back on to some ancient woodland, and I have foxes and badgers etc that leave little messages. The messages are very distinctive to the animal...I have moles too.

    I am unable to stop the foxes leaping from garage roofs.

    But the badgers that burrow under the fence are a menace. There is a family of badgers that insist on their right of way. They are often in the front garden, which is dug up on a regular basis. But I draw the line to them digging near my bungalow walls, or under the wall from front to back garden. The badgers want my frogs for supper. The frogs are in my ponds in the back garden. So I asked around for advice. I was told chicken wire. I placed chicken wire near and beside my walls and fence. I even dug some chicken wire into the ground. The badgers then stopped digging their tunnels under my walls into the back garden. I found that cats don't like chicken wire either, they cannot dig their little messages in, they don't like the feel on their paws. But I was pleased how successful the chicken wire was stopping the badgers digging, and into the back garden. The badgers decimated my frog population one year. But I have a breeding pond they always return to each year, and so my frog population built up again.

    Other ideas are black cat silhouettes, metal ones, that you stick on the edge of the lawn, you can get a set of 3 fairly cheaply. But you do need to move them around to keep a stray cat on its toes. I have a stone cat with glass eyes (but the eyes need replacing again). And stray cats are wary of that.

    My cats in the past have been scared of large birds, like buzzards. We have birds of prey here including buzzards. Some idiot a few gardens away was enticing a buzzard into his back garden, so it would swoop in for the meat/kill, I assume he was using meat. So my cats in the past fled indoors if the buzzard was near. One small cat of mine wasn't quick enough, she was on my garage roof. I saw it and couldn't get out to save her. The buzzard got her. Popeye is still very very wary. So, you know you can get quite big plastic owls, that move their heads (and I am assuming make a noise as well), a person across the road has one. She is not an animal lover. And the owl moves its head. Cats don't go in her garden. They give it a big wide detour.

    The Scaredy-cat plant I have used in the past in the front. I was hoping it might keep the foxes away. I think it did. But it wasn't hardy enough to stand the winter here, so they died.

    I understand half full plastic bottles in the border might work. The light reflection is supposed to deter. It's an old game keeper's trick. It might work with strung CD's or other
    shiny reflective stuff.

    I have a neighbour who stands guard at her window and charges out with a powerful water gun....but I am sure cats return to annoy her.

    I mentioned cat silhouettes before and a large owl. Well, you can get them with realistic glow eyes. It's the glow eyes that is important. This works for badgers too. Maybe, if you are partial to gnomes, maybe some with scary glowing eyes, possibly battery or solar powered.

    I have had infra red sensor LED lights in the front, both battery charged and solar. A couple I had. Cats and badgers don't get used to them in the same way as a continuous light.

    I have had a lot of problems with badgers and I don't want them making my garden their home...but what works for badgers works for cats....

    >^..^<
     
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    Here's one of our cats demonstrating his overwhelming joy at my return home IMG_20190531_151241524.jpeg
     
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  19. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww :)

    I get smothered!!!

    >^..^<
     
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  20. pavlosn

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    6.6 this morning after going to bed at 5 5 last night.

    Giving blood for analysis this morning and feeling quite stressed about it. Not about the giving of blood, though I am not terribly keen on needles, I always look away when they are taking blood, but about the results.

    Not having A1C test yet as it has only been a month since the last one.

    Rather the doctor is testing to see if there has been any improvement over the last month on other aspects of my blood works.

    Regards

    Pavlos
     
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