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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Hallo and How many times to test a day is acceptable?
« Reply #15 on: 10 March 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
I am very lucky and don't have any other medical problems, have dupuytrens contracture, just little finger on left hand, and starting nodules on right, but pretty fit and healthy. Like to walk. Pilates if I get time. Dinner today was steak, peas, mushrooms and 3 small new potatoes. Cheese and 4 crackers, oatmeal ones. Glass of red wine. Bs was 6.5 before 6.8 2 hours after....is that ok?

Sounds pretty much perfect to me Blueduck!  I used to get results like that whilst still in honeymoon but it is much harder these days!  Your tale does seem quite similar to mine except that I needed insulin right away.

8.3 is quite a high Hba1c, but looking at your results quoted above I would bet that comes down a lot at the next test.
Patti


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Re: Hallo and How many times to test a day is acceptable?
« Reply #16 on: 10 March 2017, 10:40:23 PM »
PS I do not know your financial situation and am not asking, but there is an affordable continuous glucose reader which you might find of interest, even if you only use a sensor now and again.  It is called the Abbott Freestyle Libre https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/libre/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAuonGBRCaotXoycysvIMBEiQAcxV0nObfx-dzLnc9Y6O-32GaZTCr8uvFRUf3ihge17JxtTIaApGH8P8HAQ 

It consists of a sensor which goes into your arm (painless) and stays there for 14 days and a reader which you pass over it and which continuously records your BG.  A reader and 2 sensors costs £133 without VAT (as diabetics we do not pay VAT on diabetic equipment).  After that sensors are £48 each.  Expensive, but used from time to time incredibly helpful.  \You can download the results to your computer and the graphs are invaluable!
Patti


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Re: Hallo and How many times to test a day is acceptable?
« Reply #17 on: 11 March 2017, 01:37:25 PM »
Yep - because BG tests on a meter only tell us what our BG is at that particular second - the Libre tells you what it does all the other seconds of the day - you do have to scan it every 8 hours to get the absolutely full picture, but unless you forget to take the reader with you, hardly onerous.  (Not recognised by DVLA though so you still need to test with a meter before and whilst driving every 2 hours.)
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Hallo and How many times to test a day is acceptable?
« Reply #18 on: 11 March 2017, 03:22:37 PM »
Thank you both, I'll have a look at that's sound pretty amaising and lucky for me we don't have any money issues. I really hope that all will be improved when I go for my next test, but something I have definitely learnt, is that with diabetes there is never any guarantees or long rang predictability!
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Re: Hallo and How many times to test a day is acceptable?
« Reply #19 on: 11 March 2017, 06:52:09 PM »
Let us know what you think Blueduck
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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