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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #15 on: 05 April 2014, 12:30:53 AM »
oh goodness, so long as we are polite and nice to each other it's brilliant to have a bit of controversy, it sparks conversation and keeps the place alive  :) :)

Of course I'm not the only person to steer the forum, the mods do that, but I know they like lots of conversational stuff.
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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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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #16 on: 05 April 2014, 12:41:41 AM »
I wouldn't want everybody to always have the same opinion. You never get any new information that way, and you just endlessly reinforce your own point of view without ever challenging it or thinking critically about things!
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #17 on: 05 April 2014, 12:50:36 AM »
I quite liked her blog  :o and agree with a lot of things she rants about.

Her recipes look amazing & inventive & FWIW I don't think her little boy would be feeling deprived at all, of course that could all change when he's a bit older  ;)

The main problem I have with it is that most of the recipes aren't actually listed, only the pictures (unless I'm missing something) & of the ones that are they seem to have ingredients that will be quite hard if not impossible to source here in the UK  :(

I did actually print out her comments about bread for OH to take into work to show a colleague who has been recently diagnosed type 2 & is trying to lose weight & control his D by eating wholemeal toast for breakfast & a jacket potato for lunch, you never know, sometimes the printed word has more effect than speech.  :)

Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Doxazosin 1mg, Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #18 on: 05 April 2014, 12:56:50 AM »
A couple of times I've thought of posting and asking for the recipes as well - just posting pictures isn't much help for the cooking challenged like me.
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66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me

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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #19 on: 05 April 2014, 01:01:13 AM »
Amazing pictures though  8)
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Doxazosin 1mg, Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #20 on: 05 April 2014, 04:47:05 PM »
Isn't there a strong correlation between Type 1 and coeliac?

Fairly strong afaik - both auto immune, and if your immune system is a bit twitchy with islet cells it may well get it into its head to mess with other things too.

One of the reasons T1s are usually advised to steer clear of echinacea (which works by boosting immune system activity). The last thing we need is to give ours any more encouragement!
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #21 on: 05 April 2014, 05:06:32 PM »
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One of the reasons T1s are usually advised to steer clear of echinacea (which works by boosting immune system activity). The last thing we need is to give ours any more encouragement!

oooh er.... I took it for a few days when I started our holiday with a very sore throat.  Stopped the cold dead, didn't notice anything else nasty developing.
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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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #22 on: 05 April 2014, 10:35:03 PM »
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One of the reasons T1s are usually advised to steer clear of echinacea (which works by boosting immune system activity). The last thing we need is to give ours any more encouragement!

oooh er.... I took it for a few days when I started our holiday with a very sore throat.  Stopped the cold dead, didn't notice anything else nasty developing.

I don't think it would necessarily do any harm as a one off... But as folks with a rather over-enthusiastic immune system it kinda makes sense not to rev it up too much to me. No knowing what it might turn on!
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

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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #23 on: 05 April 2014, 11:36:00 PM »
True, it's already got my thyroid gland!
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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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #24 on: 06 April 2014, 12:46:53 AM »
After listening to the various researchers on the Gluten Summit, I was more convinced than ever that anyone with autoimmune issues should avoid gluten like the plague. Dr Alessio Fasano states categorically that no human can digest gluten. One of the proteins (I think that's what it is but don't quote me) called zonulin has a proven mechanism in loosening the tight junctions in the gut wall, allowing foreign proteins into the blood stream and it's the foreign proteins that the immune system attacks and by molecular mimicry those proteins can be mistaken for our own tissues - thyroid being one of the major ones. If your immune system is compromised (which I guess it has to be or you wouldn't have Type 1) and given that autoimmune diseases also have a habit of clustering - reading some people's "laundry list" of them makes me want to cry at times - to me it only makes sense to protect your gut as much as possible.
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66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #25 on: 31 May 2014, 11:52:45 PM »
Just thought I'd add, the mother and family have got themselves a border collie puppy and have started their own training regime for hypo/hyper awareness with the dog. Sounds like a worthwhile and very interesting experiment. She's also posting bits and pieces about it on the blog. It's a real DIY mission as they're learning as they go. Sounds like her son is getting a great deal of enjoyment from the experiment as well  :D
I'm Not Dead Yet
66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me

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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #26 on: 03 June 2014, 10:42:33 AM »
just read through this for first time today -- i definitely have to bolus for an all protein meal -- not many units (3-5)
blood sugars stay fairly level following this type of meal  - no spike

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Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
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Re: Blog by Mum of Type 1 Diabetic
« Reply #27 on: 13 June 2014, 08:40:23 AM »
I'm Not Dead Yet
66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me