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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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    One day a couple of years ago I was walking down one of the long corridors in my apartment building, feeling so energetic that I decided to try cantering, the way I used to love doing when I was a kid (and young adult). I took two strides, caught my foot on the carpet, and nearly fell flat on my face.

    But I didn't feel silly. And I keep wanting to try it again.

    I am 66, BTW. :)
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My advice is canter to your hearts content...after all you are old enough to do as you please...just look out for rugs and things that jump out at you.
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant Saskia. Keep on cantering, it’s good for the soul. Your post has brought a huge smile to my face, if I saw a 66yo woman cantering down a corridor it would definitely be up there with all my best and happiest life experiences.
    Have you seen Miranda Hart (British comedienne) on galloping?
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No -- I had not heard of her. Is she on YouTube, I wonder?

    I did see a hilarious video several years ago of Dawn French and Jen Saunders trying to ride ponies.
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope your daughter receives better news on her next appointment. As others have said now that she has a diagnosis she can start receiving the right treatment for it
     
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  6. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Second childhood :))
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Jeepers Karen take care my friend
     
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  9. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! I don't do well with heights either. I hope you can get down safely -- geographically and glucosecally. Hug.
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Well I used to be ok with heights
    But of late I refused to go up to the top of Blackpool Tower
     
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  11. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to your granddaughter! That is a major feat.

    I hope the Wednesday appointment will go well for your daughter and that she will get all questions answered.

    Sometimes, for me, any kind of cake, sponge or not, good or not, is just necessary. Especially with a cold glass of milk, or, if I can hold out 'til morning, hot coffee at breakfast. Sometimes you just gotta have it. :)
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never been OK with heights. On a horse in an English saddle (no horn), horse puts his head down, I think I'm gonna slip off down his neck.
    High diving boards -- nope.
    Jumping out of airplanes -- fun.

    I don't get it either.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s the one - she gallops a lot and your post reminded me of her and made me laugh.
     
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    Thanks Pavlosn it’ll be a worrying few days for us all but at least we should get closer to being able to manage her condition somehow.
     
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    That video is hilarious (and I think would be a great idea here where I live). :D

    Have you ever seen this one? --
     
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    Thanks Saskia. I think the sponge cake was necessary at the time but I won’t be repeating it anytime soon. Agree about cake and coffee.

    The carnival today was great, loads of people, the sun was shining and to add a slightly surreal aspect I ended up marching at the front with the mayor and Young Citizens award winners. I’d happened to be sitting at the meeting point for the award winners before the start while the others were dropping the older granddaughter off with her school carnival group. One of the organisers came to me with a big banner and said I should hold it up and lead the procession when it started in a few minutes. I tried explaining I wasn’t involved but he said the banner was too big and heavy for the children who’d won the Young Citizens awards so I’d have to take it!
    The funniest bit was marching at the start and seeing my youngest daughter and her boyfriend in the crowd where they’d come to watch. Seeing her do a double take and mouth ‘what on earth are you doing there??’ Was priceless.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The carnival sounds like fun, @DJC3 :).
     
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    Fantastic results all round PM
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Giving you a Winner today just for posting after 2 bottles of wine!!!
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That reminded me of a holiday in Greece many years ago. Over 30 actually. I was with my then boyfriends family who booked us all on a horse riding adventure day. This included riding on a mountain track which was bad enough. But when your horse decides it's hungry and fancies a 3 course lunch and stops to do just that on a cliff edge!!!! I still have nightmares about it to this day! Luckily I had brought a change if clothes ;-)
     
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