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

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

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Billy Time - 4.25 for me. I've no idea why except very lazy day yesterday. Fbg of 5.3 via Tee 2 after wild boar burgers and salad last evening watching the Cup Final. Uni friend elated and very emotional remembering his late father, himself and his sister going to previous finals. Sport can stir powerful feelings and passions, not all greed and division. Mulling over the Roy Taylor puff piece in yesterday's Guardian a couple of thoughts came to mind. I remember reading about the Newcastle diet in a doctor's surgery well before DX and LC - stuck in my mind. The 2.5 stones weight loss is uncannily like my first 3 or 4 months (25%) and sub T2 level retest. My personal fat/weight threshold seems to be 12st top end in old money but 11.5 is too low. I'm relearning/revisiting LC slowly. I'm not engineered for the HF which I suspected from the get go. My body obviously needs more protein than the basic RDA but easily protests with too much uric acid if I overdo things. I haven't the foggiest where food pleasure fits in - every Friday via salmon salad?. As the man says .
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    That cat did well!

    One cat I had, many many years ago @jjraak about 1972.
    She was pregnant, got out of the top of a sash window 3 storeys up, got down to the window ledge, and fell before I could rescue her. My stomach sank. It still does at the thought of it. It was a concrete yard down below. I opened the door expecting splat, but she came in and ran upstairs with a "What took you so long?".
    A week later she had her kittens full term, all 8 of them....8 new homes to find...
     
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  3. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quick note

    Just reading up on covid passports.
    Not sure whether it will be acceptable world wide, but seems likely, imho

    But the nhs app that is intended to be used is the one that offers you repeat meds and appointments

    Mines named as AirmidUK.
    Might be regional variations.

    But my 2 jabs are on there.
    If yours aren't I believe from Monday you can ask GP to put on
     
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  4. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazingly well I thought.

    Well done yours...that must have been a heart stopping moment .

    Great she was ok

    Had our belles do similar.
    Had window open, didn't think it through

    Noticed she was missing late in the day.
    House cat, but liked to hide herself away under the bed etc at times.

    After scouring the house, checked out the window praying not to see her limp body or worse..

    Downstairs from us have a small balcony.

    A few minutes fruitless scanning of lower building, and she pops her head out from some things stored on their balcony, with a meek little....

    "Miaow, Miaow" which I think is cat for what tf happened, &/or Come and get me, please ...."

    Felt like a naughty schoolboy knocking on their door asking "Can we have our cat back, please Mister ?"..:hilarious:
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Fbg 6.8

    I said a short while ago that the darn blackbirds have been taking my thatch off my thatched swing. The current female blackbird has made 4 nests from it this year. When I checked it is unrepairable.
    The thatch I need to repair it would come from Germany. And costs too much.

    So easier and cheaper solution is needed...

    Various options...all too expensive.

    Then thought of army camouflage netting. I have given up on a thatch repairer as such. So a tarpaulin, out of the garage, looks awful, but is now waterproof again.

    Got a green army camouflage. But I knew I wouldn't like the colour. However, it was one piece with strengthened edges and ties etc. And I ordered a woodland camouflage as well, but they only came in smaller pieces.

    The green camouflage I attached a few days ago. I knew I wouldn't like the green (but I could have got used to it). I tried the small piece of woodland coloured camouflage.

    That was a definite yes for looks.

    So ordered two more woodland ones, and they are easy to attach to the the green one.but it has been raining since.

    However, the birds do not like the camouflage on the swing. They are all of them totally incapable of landing on it. The heffalump wood pigeon has made many abortive attempts to land, but fell on the ground. Then he/she ruffled their feathers and tried again and again...next time he fell in my bushes, and I ended up going out because he had difficulty extracting himself...but he got out himself in the end. Female blackbird is very very cross with me. She has done many flypasts to try and figure out how to land. And left many white 'messages' on the green army camouflage. Finally she came up to my window and gave me the death stare...

    Here is my digital painting of the situation...

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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    6.5 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Gennwatch - easily worth a TV series. You are a legend Ma'am. Take care.
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Again @jjraak Wales is different.
    The NHS app you speak of is only for England. It looks a useful app.
    I cannot find something similar for Wales.
    My surgery is doctorless which I have mentioned a few times. There are no GP's any more, I have to go through NHS eConsult to get repeat meds.

    I haven't been offered the second jab yet. But there was a shortage of vaccine here for the second jab.
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @ianpspurs
    :)
     
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  10. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Glad you got your cat back @jjraak
    :)
     
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  11. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OUCH for the roofing costs :wideyed::arghh:

    But lol for the "White Messages"
    Very inventive :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  12. Krystyna23040

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

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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    It is a good job @jjraak that I do not have a thatched cottage...
    :banghead:
     
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  14. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @gennepher
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @Muddy Cyclist
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank your all the info. I shall have a look at Quick Pic on my android phone. I used to use irfanview and Gimp when I had a laptop. Since retiring, my laptop only gets used to make and download routes onto my Garmin.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My body also needs more protein than the basic RDA. Even my brain is working better with more protein.
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    On the IPad, I discovered that if I press the .?123 key to get numbers and symbols, then press and hold zero 0, the degree key appears above it and I just slide my finger up the screen to it - why do they make these so complicated? Maybe these things were designed by Daedalus when he got bored after designing the Labyrinth.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I am engineered for ultra HF either - although the low fat that I followed for years was more catastrophic and wrecked my health. The.P.E. Diet feels like a middle way between the two. I really like the way you eat the fat that comes with the food and don't shy away from it - but you don't add fat just for the sake of it. It just feels so right for me.
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Agree with that and accords with our shared preference for example of lamb shoulder v leg (and ribeye steak?). Do you prefer pork shoulder to leg/loin as well? Where's today's walk on @Krystyna23040 explores East Anglia? Don't forget the sausage roll for my hero;)
     
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