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Snacks / Re: Sweets
« Last post by Paulines7 on Today at 06:05:35 PM »
I will have to look out for those, Patti.  I bet the cappuccino ones are lovely.  I too suffer with a very dry mouth so need sweets to suck.
Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by GrammaBear on Today at 04:57:11 PM »
and sorry for continuing to sort of hijack the thread.......

I once had a registrar a few years ago ( that I had never met before )
say to me as I was sitting down ( after shaking hands - which I always do )

Goods news Mr Pritchard -- you are no longer Diabetic - your latest HbA1c is 5.7%
me -- does that mean I didn't need to take any insulin this morning and my 38 years waiting for a cure has finally arrived ?

he didn't say another word on that subject.

I bet he didn't say that same thing to the next patient with a brilliant A1C number since you gave him a super intelligent response.  The Doc must have been absent when that part of information was covered in medical school.
General discussion / Re: my mini successful week
« Last post by sedge on Today at 04:12:55 PM »
Well - see what other people think.  Nobody has to take part if they don't want to.  There's a kind of similar thread on the DUK forum - been there for years.  I have very rarely even looked at it.

I so very rarely have a week I can be pleased with (although obviously some are 'better' than others) and always previously assumed 'everyone is the same' - I quite obviously don't want to hear there are shedloads of people getting results like either Mike's or Paul's last week - whereas in between times I'm very happy o be happy with/for them!  And indeed, expect the same in return when I find I've done well.

It's not a thing I have ever wished to dwell on because I do not wish diabetes to be that 'upfront' in my existence.  Regardez mon visage!  Do I look bovvered?

Hopefully like 'Lauren' I don't look as if I am - even though I bloody well AM.
Research / Re: Do you have T1 or T2 diabetes? Please help with survey
« Last post by sedge on Today at 03:55:58 PM »
PS and of course he's right, isn't he - hopefully it DOES do us all good!
Research / Re: Do you have T1 or T2 diabetes? Please help with survey
« Last post by sedge on Today at 03:55:01 PM »
Back 'on topic' having had the review at the end  from Ben - I conclude that on this forum, we actually already do exactly what he suggests we should do and would be good for us - ie write about our diabetes but not just once a week - whenever we need to!  LOL
General discussion / Re: my mini successful week
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 03:04:56 PM »

I think you've misunderstood.  Or maybe I have not explained clearly.  It's not about comparisons, if anything it's about support.  It's about people feeling less alone.  It was sparked by a comment Paul made elsewhere:
knowing we are not alone and that others have similar issues definitely helps lift the burden of carrying around so much pressure.

At the least people might feel that actually they are fairly "normal" and at the same time it might well generate some conversations.  At best maybe somebody might get some help... particularly if they were a bit shy to post their question as they're blaming themselves for whatever.  We all do it.

I think it'd be too confusing to have both T1s and T2s in it but no reason why we couldn't have two parallel threads.
Off topic / Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Last post by Quantum Learning on Today at 02:32:25 PM »
I've always called them physioterrorists  ;)
General discussion / Re: a small lighthearted partner rant
« Last post by sedge on Today at 01:50:00 PM »
You get over being concerned about that 'wounded' look PDQ when you look after little kids, Patti!

Elsie - youngest Great GC - had a right grump the other day when everyone said No - you can't have juice!  Nobody was being a meanie and in any case they all know we don't have it in the house any more.
General discussion / Re: my mini successful week
« Last post by sedge on Today at 01:27:15 PM »
Don't think it's much use or help myself - you all know I'm struggling and how many people can say 'I have a broken patella so I'll compare mine with Sedge's' or 'I have prostate cancer so I'll look at himtoo's' ?

BG first thing was 5.2 which is pretty normal but doesn't stop my average the last week being 10 and I predict far higher next week cos of the painful exercises and still got my basal up 10%.  It's no secret, target is 4.5 - 7, above 58%, within 37%, hypo 5%.

Nobody has the same life or diet as anyone else !
General discussion / Re: a small lighthearted partner rant
« Last post by GrammaBear on Today at 12:42:24 PM »
This sort of thing happens a lot at my house.  If I have something at the ready for snacking that is low carb, it often just plain disappears before I even have a chance to eat it.  Everything low carb disappears as though it grew legs and walked away.
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