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

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

  1. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning/afternoon//evening folks, well the fog has lifted in San Francisco and revealed a big bridge across the bay, we spent today looking around the city and had a look around the bohemian Haight-Ashbury district, there’s some great history here and the locals seem to relish that, but my goodness the homeless problem this city has needs addressing, there are poor unfortunates everywhere you look.
    Off down the west coast tomorrow, could spend another week here and not scratch the surface of this place.
     

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  2. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Happy anniversary @PenguinMum your hubby must think himself very lucky to have someone like you.
     
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    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    By the way, the shop that has those legs coming out of the top window sells high heeled ladies shoes in sizes up to a mans 12.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all from a drowned North East, I think I may need a whale sized wet suit if this keeps up, a full programme of debauchery was conducted at the weekend drinking into the wee small hours, climbing trees naked (something I used to do in college, don't ask I used to be a tree surgeon) and dancing into the weekend. Or in my case helping out with some people from the gym who competed at their first powerlifting competition at the weekend, (they all did brilliantly and I just ruined the team picture!) any way, the meter of unpredictability triumphantly threw a 8.9 at me this morning, you could see it smirking in glee at the number. The wife's cough has finally settled down, so now I can stop bothering her.
    Happy Anniversary @PenguinMum I hope you have a brilliant day.

    Take care everyone.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazing photos!
    Keep them coming!!!
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  6. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. 4.9 at 5.30 (woke and was curious) and 5.7 at 07.45 which I am happy with. Amazing how rapidly it rises though. We are in for a week of autumnal weather I think. August of recent years has been disappointing.
    @trick60 what a lovely thing to say, we are both lucky. Great pics of SF you will have to return. @Viv19 and @Fndwheelie hug for the bad sleep, hope you can fit in a little snooze later. @True Blue if you have a bad reaction to the drops ask for the preservative free ones which is what I have. You might be allergic to whats in the others.@gennepher that sounds interesting let us know it unfolds. @Debandez either version the big selling point is YOU of that I am certain. Great work.
    Busy next couple of days prepping meals for OH for the week/getting laundary up to date as I am off to Kent on Wed to collect my friend from hospital after her second op and will stay with her till Sunday.
    Have a good Monday everyone. Stay well, stay safe.
     
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  7. dunelm

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

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    Both good lists but I think that the yellow one is the easiest to digest, so to speak
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning all. @geefull thanks for the good wishes. @PenguinMum hope prep goes well and as I have said before, what a truly amazing friend you are. @trick60 pictures give a hint of an amazing holiday so enjoy the special time. @johnpol glad your wife's cough has subsided. @Krystyna23040 the prospect of a lovely time seems to be buoying your spirits after a busy day. Next tags shamelessly copied form @DJC3 : @Viv19 hope your tum is better now and you can get some rest today @Bildad good luck with sorting all those camp crates @Fndwheelie hope you have a more restful nights sleep tonight . @DJC3 glad the weather looks nice and you get a nice walk somewhere with a coffee/ cafe stop.
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Lol it started raining about 10 mins after I’d written that!
    Hope you are ok and the antibiotics are doing their job.
     
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    Thanks DJC3. I’m still waiting to wake up. Tum is just feeling ‘delicate’ so a good reason not to eat.
     
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    How lovely. Apparently there is geocaching on Dunwich Heath. Never been anywhere where we could do it, but it was a past time of No 3 daughter and her husband.
     
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    Morning...another late night after I got caught up watching a documentary on Syria...based on a book written by Paul Conroy called 'Under The Wire' he was one of a number of journalists who was hit by a bomb while trying to tell the world what was happening to the civilians at the height of the bombing of Homs...heart breaking & inspiring at the same time...difficult to get to sleep after that...finally managed it & not up until 9am...need to get myself back to some kind of exercise...no 'Plumpy' to walk so I have rather let it slide...woke to a 6.4
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Sorry about the walk. Antibiotics seem to have finally worked last evening so now a little ambivalent about having the test on Thursday. 6 litres of water plus tea a day restricts how much walking or moving far from base I can do just now. I wanted to attend a funeral for the wife of a superb man I used to play cricket with but probably couldn't sit through the service. Please don't mention rain for a few days:angelic:
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you so much @PenguinMum Yes I have an allergy to Chlorhexidine which is a common antiseptic. The evil eye drops could contain this, which would explain my severe adverse reaction last time. I will ask, as you suggest.

    Edit + 90 mins. Contacted the regional NHS Retinopathy Testing Unit. Told them of my allergy. Their response? NO WAY am I to be given ANY eye drops, without a prescription from my doctor! Complete ban! (Phew, what a relief.)
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    5.5 today. Happy.

    I've put my leaflet out on my social media platforms. Just want to share this with you from someone trying to help their dad.

    'Thank you very much Debra for spending the time to send these.
    I'm going to print them and sit with my dad to explain them.
    I switched his cereal for eggs/bacon/greek yog /berries earlier this year after following David Unwin and his latest checkup showed a large fall in HbA1c. It was tough to get him to listen and change for a long time. But I realised trying to change lots was confusing him a lot so thats why I reverted to just starting with breakfast and that's now become routine for him. So now it's time to step it up a level and these materials will help so much with that'

    What a great way to do it, in stages.

    Thank you for your feedback on the 2 x LC lists. Really helped. Just off for an 11am meeting about the presentation so have to dash. Catch up later.

    Have a good day everyone.
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with that. Always interesting to read experimental bread recipes. Will you be using a finely ground almond flour?
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Bit rushed today. 5.7 on the wonder wheel - hope everyone has a good day.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Slightly off topic but there. Let's all pretend it is 1977, go hug a tree, knit our own muesli and play nice with our significant other, pet or poem. I have no stunning pics to share but have this on me
     
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