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

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  1. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Was it called Emanuel? Another cunning plan by those frogs, last time it was riding horses into battle when everyone knew you got off and formed a line of interlocking shields.
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Fbg 7.4
    Remembering to take my meds.

    Yesterday the chiller cabinet where I had seen that soft malleable (melting) cheddar cheese some days earlier, now only had canned drinks filling the chiller cabinet. All the spoiled food had gone,

    In another shop yesterday, a designated freezer type shop, I was wondering if it would be safe to buy some food from their chiller cabinet. I didn't get the cheese because I wasn't sure after seeing all those melting chiller and freezer cabinets (not this particular shop) the week before with the hot weather. So, I picked up a nice (pack of two) wild blueberry and lemon cheesecake for a treat. It had cardboard round it.

    But it wasn't until I opened it yesterday afternoon (it had gone straight into my fridge, which is the correct temperature, 20 minutes after buying it), that when I took the cardboard off, I realised the silver foil on top of the glass dish it was in, was blown. I opened it, and it was very off. Disappointed. Looks like all the shops last week who had problems with their chillers had just left the chilled food in them even though the temperatures fell below safe levels. I have gone off food again.

    And I will not be buying any chilled meats or cheese or anything like that until September, because surely by that time all those chiller foods will have been replaced.

    It's packets and tins and glass jars and dried food for me until then. So now now to figure out what I can eat, because I was very dependent on fresh/chilled foods (cheese and cooked meats etc.).

    I know where I can get yellowfin tuna (responsibly sourced etc) in olive oil, so another shopping expedition in a few days. And I can get some ((expensive) powdered cheese to mix with my scrambled egg. So, a rethink...

    Last night, as usual, Popeye sits or lies wide awake (right under my chin) guarding me all through the night. I used night sight on my phone camera to capture this. Or I can open my eyes in the night, and Popeye has gone into upright sitting mode and is staring into my closed eyes. Very spooky to open your eyes, and have eyes staring back into your eyes.

    Now I am awake, Popeye is lying totally chilled out, relaxed and floppy and his eyes closed...

    What invisible demons is that cat guarding me against in the night...
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  3. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    They do sell them in Halfords JJ, my brother has one with a USB multiport connector - very handy @gennepher
     
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  4. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morening, national bin day and a busy one or several thrown into today.

    A 7.1 this morening, must stop snacking on cheese.......

    Sorry but must now depart and start chasing around like a blue bottomed fly.
    Have a great day all.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @jjraak
    So Dark Skies is on Apple now?
    I do have my iPad...as well as Android...
    I do not like AccuWeather at all.
    There is none I am really happy with now...

    Ah, a host of cable/connectors to fit most appliances and USB ports?
    That looks a very good back up plan.
    Where I live often has power cuts but it is usually in the winter, not the summer (but this year is a bit different).
    It is not available any more :(

    But @dunelm has come up with something so I am going over to his post to have a peek...
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Life in the countryside is very entertaining @lindisfel
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    I see you've turned over a new leaf, Alf!;) :)
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @dunelm
    I will look next time I cross over the border into England....
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant willow tree @dunelm

    It would drive me demented working out a tattoo design....
     
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    #47169 gennepher, Jul 28, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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  10. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @gennepher and yes - it’s already cost me several marbles in my dwindling supplies.
     
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  11. Krystyna23040

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

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    Recent bloods being normal sounds good. Met office still think that we will have thunderstorms - although no sign of them yet.

    Hope you have a good day with your oldest granddaughter. I hope Julie enjoys her visit to Norwich (when she does visit Norwich). I think that although there are nice parts of Norwich - Cambridge wins hands down.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That is really bad of the shop to sell food that has gone off - and very disappointing when you were looking forward to a lovely cheesecake.
     
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    Be careful in these odd times, Cassandra, there my be some time slip and coming over Offa's Dyke for a power pack is hardly worth a limb!
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    I'm biased as I was born in Cambridge and the maternal side of my family are Cantabridgians. We have stayed out of the major parts of Cambridge since Feb 2020. Too long. I quite like Bury St Edmunds and Ely which have a similar "feel" on a smaller scale.
     
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  15. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I have gone off everything from a chiller cabinet now @Krystyna23040
    I will make my own treats now...
     
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    20210728_210549_compress12.jpg Another Cumbrian sunset tonight.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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  19. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Well captured. Wonderful colours
     
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  20. Krystyna23040

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

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    5.1 this morning. Was surprised as I had a delivery of Montezuma 100% chocolate yesterday and when I got back from classes I couldn't resist a couple of squares of the one with orange oil. It's my favourite and when I last ordered in February it was out of stock so I had really missed it. Then I spied the cashew nuts.

    In the past this would have resulted in much higher fbs.
     
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