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Offline Aurorablaster

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Engage Brain
« on: 11 June 2013, 10:31:07 PM »
O dearie, dearie, dearie me..... I've heard some pretty crapulous things regarding my son's type 1..but today's bon mots from one of the other mum's had my ghast flabbered - apparently he's a 'genetic dead end'.  Would it be unreasonable of me to eject her from our house at the end of a very sharp and lock-jaw ridden heel? :banghead:
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Carrier of peskey monogenic gene
Started Insulin 25.4.2013
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #1 on: 11 June 2013, 11:15:40 PM »
EXCUSE ME!  Your son is one of the nicest, most intelligent people I've met in a long time and I have had a long conversation with him!  Does being T1 stop him being a dad?  Ask Everydayupsandowns and TerryG!  Methinks not!

She's deffo NOT your best friend, though a short educational course may do her good!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Aurorablaster

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2013, 08:59:44 AM »
O bless your kind heart Patti.  Normally that sort of stuff's water off a duck's back - but that remark was so unpleasant; worse that John heard it.  Now, that short educational course...can it feature my boot ..her a***?
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Carrier of peskey monogenic gene
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Offline Lisa65

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2013, 09:11:18 AM »
I think the "education" should be delivered at close-up range at the end of a fist.
T2, diagnosed June 2010 4x500mg Metformin
Oct 10 HbA1c 6.6 TC 5.59 Trigs 1.17 HDL 0.86
Jun 11 HbA1c 6.3 TC 4.26 Trigs 0.71 HDL 0.93
Feb 12 HbA1c 5.4 TC 4.14 Trigs 0.61 HDL 1.25
Sep 12 HbA1c 5.8 TC 5.08 Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.45
Sep 14 HbA1c 5.9 TC 5.1  Trigs 0.65 HDL 1.55

Offline everydayupsanddowns

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2013, 11:26:14 AM »
Gah! Words fail.

When I am confronted by such monumental stupidity I like to remember this (brilliant) animation entitled

"Getting diabetes was the best thing that ever happened to me - diabetes makes you stronger" -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXkrCvQhWg8

Enjoy!
Mike

Type 1 since: 1991 Last HBA1c: 45 (6.3%)  Total Chol 5.0 (1.9HDL / 2.8LDL / Trigs 0.7)
Pumping NovoRapid in a MiniMed 640G
Blogging at: www.everydayupsanddowns.co.uk

Offline nytquill17

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2013, 12:37:17 PM »
I love that video :)  And it's true you know!
T1 DX 1995
Levemir + Novorapid
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
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"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

Offline kat

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Re: Engage Brain
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2013, 05:01:09 PM »
 8) I should post a photo of my late uncle's boys, with their grandchildren. He was diagnosed T1 at an early age many years ago!
looking after T2 husband. metformin, gliclazide, lantus thyroxine. Also captopril,