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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 · Master

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    Good morning assorted carbdodgers from far and wide. Lesser festival for Henry Martyn today. I should have googled him years ago but hey, better late than never. Swipey assessed the damage as worthy of a 5.5. Ouch, Right at my personal point where the level of control is outweighed by the lack of energy, minimal pleasure and family inconvenience of Elsie. However, God has given me time to resolve those issues so I give thanks and move on. @dunelm good find of the Dickens and splendid art. My condolences on the dual loss of your son's company (sons are like trees and shrubs, one never quite realises just how big they will become and how much care they will need for so many years)* and that Wonder Wheel. You seem to be bearing up remarkably well. Must be that military training. @gennepher mixed bag there. Great creative inspired by a rollercoaster optician visit. Please forgive me having a schoolboy mind which pounced on " shove a camera up my drains." - far too lads, lads, lads at times. @Krystyna23040 please listen to the sound words of wisdom from Mr K - what a man. Fitbit says walkies so laters my carblite chums.
    * my, but I do love their fruit. So much pleasure therefrom
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I know whose drains I would like to shove that camera up @ianpspurs
     
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  3. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and all who brave elements today.
    A sprightly 5.4 on that meter of ……

    Here in Tilehurst Towers after a brief foray into the covid capital of the south, Reading, will be a day of dealing with various communications from the GP’s, Department of Health and the DVLA or whatever they are called now. On the positive the sun, our local fusion reactor is shinning at the moment making Mrs J’s flowers in her multitude of pots and planters look really nice. If left to me the pots would be history, but then I would miss out on her display.
    Must go and appease Mrs J now by getting dressed. No @ianpspurs I am not typing this in the buff.
    Stay safe all.
     
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  4. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Ah, the pleasure that could be obtained by shoving that camera in the direction of either neighbor. Wonder if the water board actually do house to house water boarding on the side at a reasonable price? News about your eye is well to the right on the OK, fine side perhaps. Jolly good illustration of the day.
     
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  5. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @gennepher and yes, that Gherkin - I took the view from a photo of London.
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    So, the mystery of ye olde beef eating for St Luke's day is solved. The venerable Owen of Ye Guardian (what of?) , a completely trustworthy source, told of a Jester (unkempt but very, very, very well fed and watered) in a red wagon, inscribed with 350m groats a week, touring the shires having previously Telegraphed his intentions. People flocked to him and also bought his specious grouse and something passed off as beef. This he peddled from the back of his wagon with the aid of a potty mouthed mystic called Friar Dom and an oleaginous creature named Govey. The honest (loose use of the word where sales of horses, livestock and flour were concerned) folks of the shires rarely saw or ate actual beef. They gladly snapped up the fantastic deal - well, not the Irish or Scottish so much. People were hurting under an evil tyrant named Gideon (who preferred to be called George) who worked for Lord Call me Dave. Lords of the Manor loved the jocular jester since he distracted the peasants, convinced them some evil spirit called The EU was actually whipping and starving them and probably deflowering their gels. There was also a disease called Momentum stalking the land, giving people peculiar visions. Something about no more Jams - who knows?. Once the side effects of the "Beef" appeared the Jester did the Grand Tour and things became Frosty. Seems 100% legit as an explanation to me.
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    That would be far too good for both of them... @dunelm


    That dramatic lead up to the good news about my eyes nearly gave me a heart attack...

    Perhaps that optician could be employed for the narrative of "The Revenge of the Starlings (but they sent the Ravens in...)"
    The bad news is...but the good news is...
    Insert words of your own choice here.
     
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  8. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    19.10
    8.35am an undeserved 5.4 this morning
     
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  9. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from another beautifully quiet carbon neutral start here in the dark and dangerous north
    The wonder wheel of bacon and eggs with roasted tomatoes, asparagus and a topping of avocado came in at 5.2 this am

    If you are planning a weekend away, Glasgow is probably not a good choice this weekend unless you want to collar an introductory offer for a heat pump or a carbon neutral cow. 25,000 person waffle shop - will they be arriving by hot air balloon? I didn’t get the invite but there are people that I know that also did not get the invite - I don’t think a big noisy fan sat in my garden will give me much cheer. Girl in the bubble excitedly told me all about the swimming session yesterday; “swimming!” - and that’s all you need to know. I wonder when the panic will set in and the pool close down amid fears of the new Delta plus - it’s sounding more like a script about sorority life for those hipster kids in bleached chicken land.

    Another city scape - why not, I shall do at least one more - with the promise of more to come. Remember, green is good, but not as good as koffy.

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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.8 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Loving these city scapes @dunelm
    May you do quite a few more...

    Heat pump?
    Not a hope in wotsit here.
    I will wear 10 jackets first, and use leccy to boil water.
    What else does a person need?
    On the farm in my childhood we had no electricity nor gas (nor water either, it was from a well or a pump).
    We survived.
     
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  12. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Fbg 6.7

    Weather app said sun first thing, but it said Hello then Goodbye...
    I rushed out to take a pic of some pink stuff on the clouds, but it had gone dull again.

    So a great deal of fartnarkling in Snapseed to get a bright cheery dawn sky...

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  13. Krystyna23040

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

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    5.5 this morning. Torrential rain here so no early morning dog walk.
    So am relaxing with another coffee before getting ready for work. It is rather nice to be a bit lazy for a change. The dogs don't seem to mind either.
     
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  14. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Happy Wednesday fellow carb dodgers whether the weather be fine or whether the weather be not. Thanks for the creative work @dunelm and @gennepher. I obviously have an fbg but since there are no precision instruments* for measuring same I know not what the chuff it is. There seems to have been a rupture in the relationship twixt myself and Elsie since my last set of bloods (which were fine). Oddly, this coincides with "opening up," a stream of illnesses at nursery, COVID in local primary school and now one case in this here close. Heat pumps? If you find a lucky ticket Dishy will give you 1/??????th of the cost. No3 son has one. - pump not ticket. Jabbo#3 for me then orf to Newmarket to see a physio who may well feel I'm taller and a fat so and so compared to his normal clientele, (even though you can see my ribs.) Y'all have a good day now.
    * I reckon Swipey is ballpark accurate 8 out 14 days for me after a day settling and giving up for about the last 5. Still a much higher win percentage than Elsie - she works as promised maybe 2 in 7 for me. Oops, how will I actually know given the foregoing? A1c? - which can be a lottery I'm told.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Happy National Bin day Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and all who subscribe to the mantra “ Green is good, but not as good as koffy “ Thankyou for that @dunelm .

    Another 5.4 this morning hmmmm

    Busyish day here in and about Tilehurst Towers, in fact 4 busy days ahead. Who said retirement is relaxing.
    Must sign out and take medications and I have been informed by my GP’s that I shall have my 3rd COVID jab on Saturday and later in the year a booster jab???
    Have a great day all and remember the stays.
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank you @gennepher and I may well do some more.
    No heat pump for us either.
     
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  17. lindisfel

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    All the Maths fail to add up.
    Is there going to be enough cheap electricity? Is there going to be enough rare earth materials for the batteries?
    Is there ever going to be enough carbon capture to take the extra existing CO2 out the atmosphere.?
    They will be pushed into climate modification as a temporary expedient.
    I fear for our children's children.

    I think the Johnson admin should breed millions of cart horses.and change the speed limit on all roads to 10 miles per hour.
    D.
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Ah! Will Dave be doing repeats of The Great Manure Crisis of 1894. Is it 10kg per horse, per day - should provide a whole new job sector. But no, the maths just don’t add up. I see nothing green about heat pumps, electric vehicles and shares in open cast mining in China.
     
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  19. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Did you see Attenborough talking about the green cities of the future. Fascinating and uplifting. Vertical forests and stunning metal trees. Sadly not likely to happen here.
     
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    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No FBG this morning
    The new to us car was not delivered last night. It came at lunchtime today. BUT it was a different car. MrSlim had wanted this one, but it had sold, so we chose to buy a very similar car, same make and model, but petrol and a different colour. Then it turns out the first car is not sold. Something went wrong with the money side of things is what we were told. So Mr Slim was pleased to get his first choice.
    However, it hasn't been valeted, and the inside is not only dirty but scruffy as well. And there is considerable damage to one side with multiple dents and scratches. Its got a manual gearbox so that will take a bit of getting used to, after four years in a automatic.
    Poor Errant is looking very miserable today and sneezing, previously he was coughing. He went straight back to bed after his breakfast, usually he insists on going out so he is back to the vet this afternoon. Am sure he will be the perfect patient for this softly spoken and gentle vet.
     
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